A new challenge for Scouts who would like to discover the depths of West Hill Pond. During our two Aquatics & More Weeks, a professional instructor will come to camp to teach Scouts about scuba diving. All participants will have a chance to spend time under water to see what it is all about.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the BSA’s premier youth leadership development program at the Council level. It’s an exciting 6-day program designed for youth to learn leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life.
Powder Horn is a course designed to introduce Scouting’s adults and youth to resources for making exciting high-adventure programs successful for their units. The course provides units the ability to achieve the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
Camp Workcoeman is one of a select few camps that participates in the Boy Scouts of America’s Summer Camp Pistol Shooting Program. The program is open to all Scouts who are at least 13 and have completed the eighth grade. Scouts will receive a safety briefing and instruction followed by the opportunity to earn various pistol marksmanship qualifications. Due to the low instructor to shooter ratio, space is extremely limited. The program will be offered four times throughout the summer: July 5, July 12, July 26, and August 2, 2023; the cost is $45. An additional signed participation waiver is required.
Offered on Wednesdays of our Aquatics & More weeks, this program allows Scouts to spend the day learning how to rig and sail the larger craft from the Workcoeman fleet. Scouts will experience the thrill of a catamaran, cruise around the lake in a larger ship, and spend the day sailing.
Your troop can arrange for a tubing trip down the Farmington River through Satan’s Kingdom—a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon! Reservations must be made in advance at the pre-camp planning meeting. Transportation to and from the river is up to the troop. An additional fee and a completed parental permission form is required for all youth participants. As this is considered an individual troop activity, a Tour Permit must be submitted; this can be done at the Camp Office. Please visit the Farmington River Tubing website for more information. A link to the parental waiver is located at the top of the page.
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 99 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.