Camp Workcoeman

1 Feb 2024 — Please see a message from Camp Director Lou Seiser regarding operational updates to the maintenance of Council camps.

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

14 Feb 2024 — Several additional Scouts BSA events have been added to the spring schedule.

18 Nov 2023 — Camp Workcoeman has a variety of programs taking place this winter and spring for both Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts. In addition, training opportunities and campsite/facility rentals are available. We hope to you at camp!

Scuba at Camp Workcoeman

This page will be updated for Summer 2024 in the coming months as program details are finalized. For now, see this preliminary overview and schedule of summer 2024 programs 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 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

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).

SDI Scuba Certification & Scuba Diving Merit Badge

During our two Aquatics & More 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; 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 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 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