18 February 2021 — The summer 2021 season at Camp Workcoeman will be atypical but nonetheless rewarding. 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.
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.
Is your unit planning on attending the Florida Sea Base? If so, get your required SCUBA certification while staying at Camp Workcoeman. Located in the scenic hills of northwestern Connecticut, Camp Workcoeman boasts one of the cleanest lakes around—perfect for learning to SCUBA dive locally in New England.
Camp Workcoeman is entering new waters.
In conjunction with outside instructors, Camp Workcoeman will offer Discover Scuba courses at camp on the Sundays of our two Waterfront Weeks. This course will introduce you to Scuba diving and allow you to earn the Scuba BSA award.
Certified instructors will come to camp and offer a full Discover Scuba course. The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a scuba professional in confined conditions. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and will experience an open water adventure.
The course is open to Scouts and Scouters and requires an additional fee. Anyone interested should sign up early as space is limited.
All participants must be in generally good health and complete a required medical history and informed consent form (provided from camp).
During our two Waterfront weeks of Scouts BSA camp, outside instructors will also offer a full open water certification course. The cost of the full certification course is $375; families and units wishing to stay at camp must reserve a campsite separately.
Scouts will also work on BSA’s Scuba Merit Badge and have the opportunity to work on additional scuba programs.
Interested Scouts can sign up using the Connecticut Rivers Council Summer Camp Registration Form or can contact camp directly.
For additional information contact Program Director Tom Leisten at (860) 379-2207 or [email protected].
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.