Camp Workcoeman

Summer 2021 Program Update

28 April 2021 — Introducing Summer 2021 @ Workcoeman: Scouting À La Carte. A series of one and two session daytime merit badge classes will be offered mid-week and on weekends for Scouts BSA. Day camp will be offered for Cub Scouts. Additionally, overnight unit and family camping will be offered any night throughout the summer.

COVID-19 Update

19 March 2021 — Effective 19 March, units in the Connecticut Rivers Council may resume overnight tent camping and expand in-person activities in accordance with state and Council guidance. Please see the Short Term Camping section of this website to reserve a campsite at Camp Workcoeman and ctscouting.org for full details.

Special Programs

Scuba

A new challenge for Scouts who would like to discover the depths of West Hill Pond. During our two Waterfront 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.

Pistol Shooting Program

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 runs July 18 and August 8, 2021 and costs $45. An additional signed participation waiver is required.

Huck Finn Tube Ride

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.

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 97 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