Camp Workcoeman

COVID-19 Update

19 May 2020Camp Workcoeman is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all regularly scheduled summer programs are canceled. There will be no camping, work days, etc. until further notice. Beaver Day is postponed indefinitely. Activities may be possible in the late summer and early fall if conditions permit. We do not yet know what these activities will look like; however, the safety of our Scouts, staff, and guests is and will always be our top priority.

04 May 2020 — The annual Shawtown Steak Dinner scheduled for June has been canceled (more info).

29 April 2020 — A new Scouting at Home section of this website has been created to catalog weekly videos and challenges posted to camp social media channels aimed at keeping you occupied and engaged during these difficult times.

More details and updates are available under the News & Events section of this website. These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.

2020 Summer Camp Planning Information

Pre-Camp Leaders Meeting

Dates of pre-camp planning meetings for 2020 are May 2nd and May 30th; both meetings will begin at 10:00 AM in the Dining Hall. Each troop should send their camp Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader to one of these meetings. All pre-camp planning information will be discussed related to programs, medical form requirements, and the Sunday check-in process. All troops should be represented at one of these meetings. A visit to your campsite is possible with a Camp Commissioner. Please confirm attendance by signing up online.

An additional pre-camp planning meeting will be held on Long Island:

April 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Notre Dame Parish Rectory
45 Mayfair Rd
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(Use rear entrance facing the parking lot.)

Medical Forms

Medical Forms should be sent to camp three weeks prior to your arrival. You will be contacted by the Camp Health Officer if additional medical information is needed. Please do not fax your medical forms to camp.

Scout Arrival Times

Scout arrival time is Sunday at 2:00 p.m. All Scouts should go directly to your campsite.

Health Officer Check-In

Your troop will be assigned a time for your Sunday check-in with the Health Officers. Please do not check-in with the Health Officers until your assigned time.

Photo and BBQ Payments

Troop photo payments due Monday at noon and BBQ reservations are due Tuesday at noon. Please use the appropriate forms found in the program guide.

Things to Remember

  • Troop photos are taken Tuesday during lunch.
  • The family BBQ begins at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday after the evening flag ceremony.
  • The Campfire and Court of Honor immediately follow the BBQ.
  • If your troop’s leadership will change during the week, a roster indicating leader names and arrival and departure times must be submitted at your Sunday arrival.

Pre-Camp Troop Activity Sign-up

Your troop should sign up for merit badges and troop activities prior to camp. This will be done online using a fillable Google Form for which the appropriate links will be emailed to troop contacts following each program planning meeting.

Merit badge selections should be submitted online at least three weeks prior to your week at camp. The Program Director will be in contact to verify receipt of selections and work with you in regards to any necessary program changes.

Troop activity requests should be submitted online at least three weeks prior to your week at camp. We will develop a schedule for your troop from the requested activities. Please understand that we will make every effort to schedule your desired troop activities. Some activities are in high demand and we want to be fair to everyone.

About Camp

Camp Workcoeman is located in the hills of northwest Connecticut in scenic New Hartford and Barkhamsted. The camp consists of approximately 427 acres on the shore of beautiful West Hill Pond, possibly the cleanest in Connecticut.

Established in 1924, it is one of the oldest continuously operated Scout camps in the country. For 96 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.

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Phone

  • Camp Workcoeman

    Office: (860) 379-2207
    Nurse: (860) 379-1756
    Fax: (860) 379-1311
  • Connecticut Rivers Council

    Office: (860) 913-2700
    Fax: (860) 289-6447

Address

169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057