Camp Workcoeman

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6 November 2020 — Per state Phase 2.1 guidelines, overnight camping has been suspended. Units in the Connecticut Rivers Council may continue day in-person activities in accordance with state guidance. Please see for full details.

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Scuba at Camp Workcoeman

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 attending a week of Scouts BSA camp 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

Camp Workcoeman is entering new waters.

In conjunction with outside instructors, Camp Workcoeman will offer weekly Discover Scuba courses at camp.

Every Wednesday, 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 weekly course is open to Scouts and Scouters and requires an extra fee of $50 per participant. 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).

Open Water Scuba Certification

During the third and fifth weeks of Scout camp, outside instructors will also offer a full open water certification course. The cost of the full certification course is $550, which includes the course fee and covers a full week’s stay at camp.

Scouts will also work on BSA’s Scuba Merit Badge and have the opportunity to work on additional scuba programs. In addition, Scouts can also work on advancement and Merit Badges offered during the week of camp.

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].

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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  • 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