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.

Scuba at Camp Workcoeman

Registration for 2024 summer programs is now open. Sign up today!

Going to the BSA’s Florida Sea Base? Get your SCUBA certification at Workcoeman!

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.

Discover Scuba / SCUBA BSA

Camp Workcoeman is entering new waters.

In conjunction with outside instructors, Camp Workcoeman offers the Discover Scuba program both as an individual program during our Aquatics & More weeks and as a unit à la carte activity. This course will introduce you to Scuba diving and allow you to earn the Scuba BSA award. Individuals can register online (see Aquatics & More); units should contact Jeff Seiser ([email protected]) for more information and to register.

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 a per participant fee.

All participants must be in generally good health and complete a required medical history and informed consent form (provided from camp).

SDI Open Water Scuba Certification & Scuba Diving Merit Badge

Twice per summer, outside instructors will also offer a full open water certification course. The cost of the full certification course is $450; the fee includes optional overnight camping as well as all meals.

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 Jeff Seiser, [email protected].

Advanced Scuba Certification

This advanced level SCUBA course will focus on the Underwater Navigation and Night time and Limited Visibility Diving Programs. Participants will learn how to properly navigate underwater, develop skills related to natural navigation, underwater compass navigation, and techniques that utilize multiple approaches. In addition to diving during the day, participants will also dive in the evening using dive lights and interact with nocturnal aquatic life.

Participants must have an entry level open water certification to participate in this advanced course.

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