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.
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 6 and 27, 2022 and costs $45. An additional signed participation waiver is required.
New for 2022, Camp Workcoeman will be offering various skills clinics on Wednesdays throughout the summer. These include a Wood Tools & Fire Building Clinic, a Pioneering & Orienteering Clinic, a Swimming & Boating Requirements Clinic, and a ‘Big Boats’ Sailing Clinic. Full information is available on the Summer 2022 page.
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 98 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.