Camp Workcoeman

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

24 Apr 2024 — All pages of the camp website have been updated with info on the 2024 summer season, and registration is open for all summer programs. The Scouts BSA Summer Program Guide is now available.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) — July 7–13, 2024

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the BSA’s premier youth leadership development program at the Council level. It’s an exciting 7-day program designed for youth to learn leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life. 

Wait List Registration

Registering for NYLT is on a “wait list” approach to avoid participants registering and paying without Scoutmaster recommendation. Here’s how wait list registration works:

  • Click on the green “Waitlist” box on the registration page, then “Register Waitlist” from the next screen
  • Enter the information for the participant(s) you’re signing up for the course
  • Within a week, we’ll reach out to the participant’s Scoutmaster or unit leader to confirm their recommendation
  • You’ll receive an e-mail notice to go back in and complete registration and payment

Registration is complete when participants are fully paid and have submitted Code of Conduct and complete Health Form.

Who Should Attend

Scouts who have held leadership roles in their unit and are expected to advance to more senior leadership positions. Participants must be mature enough to spend a week away from their home unit and family.

NYLT Eligibility Requirements

Participants Must:

  • Meet age/rank requirements
  • Scouts BSA: Ages 13-17 and First Class or higher rank
  • Venturers & Sea Scouts: Ages 14-20, or 13+ and finished 8th grade
  • Complete Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Crews, or Ships*
  • Be registered in a Scouting unit
  • Have unit leader recommendation
  • Have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience
  • Commit to attending the entire course (no leaving early or during the week)
  • Attend the required precamp meeting at camp on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 7 PM

* Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), Crews (ILSC), and Ships (ILSS) should be offered through a Scout’s home unit. Ask your Unit Leader how you can participate in this course.

What NYLT Is (and Isn’t)

NYLT is an inspiring, fast-paced mix of learning leadership and team-building skills and putting those skills into practice. Concepts are on par with Wood Badge and corporate programs, in an exciting, fun outdoor Scouting environment geared toward teens. The course is designed to mimic a month in the life of a Troop, Crew, or Ship, from planning to going on a major event or campout. NYLT is not like summer camp and doesn’t include most summer camp activities, rank advancement, or earning merit badges. It is essential that NYLT participants be physically, emotionally, and mentally prepared to handle the demands of this advanced training. In order to get the most benefit from this unique experience, participants must exhibit emotional maturity, a positive attitude, proficiency in basic camping and outdoor cooking, and have an ambition to serve in leadership roles.

Behavior at NYLT

Participants agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the Scout Oath and Law, Youth Protection requirements, and the Guide to Safe Scouting. They must be committed to their own personal growth, contributing to a healthy and safe environment on course, and to the overall success of other participants.


For specific questions about the course or the NYLT program overall, contact Course Director Jeff Seiser, [email protected].

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Financial assistance is available.

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 100 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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  • 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


169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057