19 May 2020 — Camp Workcoeman is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all regularly scheduled summer programs are canceled. There will be no camping, work days, etc. until further notice. Beaver Day is postponed indefinitely. Activities may be possible in the late summer and early fall if conditions permit. We do not yet know what these activities will look like; however, the safety of our Scouts, staff, and guests is and will always be our top priority.
04 May 2020 — The annual Shawtown Steak Dinner scheduled for June has been canceled (more info).
29 April 2020 — A new Scouting at Home section of this website has been created to catalog weekly videos and challenges posted to camp social media channels aimed at keeping you occupied and engaged during these difficult times.
More details and updates are available under the News & Events section of this website. These news articles contain the latest information available; other pages on the camp website may be out of date.
This one day program is designed to introduce Scouts the various skills
required in Search and Rescue. A series of stations will teach the skills
required to complete the merit badge. The program will culminate with a search
and rescue drill allowing Scouts to demonstrate the skills learned.
badge will be offered on Saturday, July 11, 2020 and costs $60.
The Trail to Eagle (T2E) Program is designed for the Scout who has set his goal on reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. It is a unique camping and advancement opportunity to work on Eagle required badges. Guidance on how to select, plan and complete your Eagle Service Project will be featured during the week. All Scouts are placed in a “Trail to Eagle” troop with an experienced staff member as the T2E Scoutmaster. The T2E Camp is open to all Scouts 12 years and up who have earned the First Class rank.
This is not a typical week of camp. It is a special week where Scouts will concentrate on all shooting sports: Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, and Archery Merit Badges; Muzzleloaders; and Tomahawks. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a series of NRA Marksmanship Awards. Scouts age 13+ who have completed the eighth grade will also participate in the BSA Pistol Shooting Program.
The goal of the week is to prepare participants to develop and complete a significant conservation project towards earning the Hornaday Badge. Scouts will work with Ecology staff and professionals to complete simple conservation projects at camp. They will learn project development and planning skills; create a plan to lead and carry out significant conservation work; learn team building and training skills; and understand what is required to complete Hornaday awards.
Scouts spend an entire week at camp devoted to becoming open water certified scuba divers. Scouts who complete all requirements throughout the week will also earn the Scuba Diving Merit Badge. There is no age requirement; however Scouts under the age of 16 may only be eligible to earn a junior diver certification. Scouts who are already certified divers can expand their diving experience and might earn additional certifications such as: Digital Underwater Photographer, Underwater Naturalist, and Advanced Open Water Diver.
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.
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 96 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.