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!

Training Opportunities at Camp Workcoeman

Camp Workcoeman hosts the Connecticut Rivers Council's training center.

2024 Shooting Sports Training Calendar

Upcoming Trainings

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training — March 16, 2024

Scouts BSA

Participants will learn about how to mentor youth members to learn and practice leadership and to exhibit the patrol method.

This required course for new BSA Troop leaders introduces the participant to Troop organization, planning, and meeting execution plus more. Lunch and refreshments are included. This course can also be taken as part of the New Scouts BSA Troop Leader Training where both required trainings (Scoutmaster Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills) will be completed.

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fee: $20 per participant

For Scouters age 18 and above.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

NRA Basic Instructor Training — March 23, 2024

Shooting Sports

Training to develop the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize, teach courses and serve as a range instructor in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

This is the first of three training courses required for someone to become a range instructor for rifle, shotgun, pistol, and muzzleloading

Required Pre-training: None

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $25

Contacts:
Tom Transue, [email protected]
Joe Iannello, [email protected]

NRA Basic Rifle Training — April 20, 2024

Shooting Sports

Required second course for anyone wishing to become an NRA Certified Rifle Instructor. This course covers basic safety and rifle shooting skills.

Required Pre-training: NRA Basic Instructor Training

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $65

Contacts:
Bill Mellow, [email protected]
Matthew Stankoski, [email protected]

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) — May 3–5, 2024

Scouts BSA

Participants learn how to build a fire, use an axe, cook outdoors, use a map and compass, responsibly care for nature, and much more.

This required course for new BSA Troop leaders builds on the Scoutmaster Specific Training introducing new leaders to outdoor skills and helping provide the confidence to take youth on outdoor adventures. This course can also be taken as part of the New Scouts BSA Troop Leader Training where both required trainings (Scoutmaster Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills) will be completed.

Time: Check-in at 6:00 PM on Friday, depart at 2:00 PM on Sunday

Fee: $25 per participant

For Scouters age 18 and above.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

NRA Basic Pistol Training — May 4, 2024

Shooting Sports

Required second course for anyone wishing to become an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor. This course covers basic safety and pistol shooting skills.

Required Pre-training: NRA Basic Instructor Training

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $65

Contacts:
Bill Mellow, [email protected]
Matthew Stankoski, [email protected]

Archery Level I Instructor Training — May 5, 2024

Shooting Sports

This course covers the basic training required to serve as an Archery Range Instructor. Skills focused on include range set up, range commands, and shooting skills. Those with this certification can serve as an Archery instructor for council, camp, and unit events.

Required Pre-training: Online USA Archery Course ($40)

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $30

Contact: Jason Mendez, [email protected]

BB Instructor Training — May 5, 2024

Shooting Sports

This course covers the basic training required to serve as a BB Range Instructor. Skills focused on include BSA standards, range setup, range commands, and shooting skills. Those with this certification can serve as a BB instructor for council and camp events.

Required Pre-training: None

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Cost: $30

Contact: Joe Iannello, [email protected]

NRA Rifle Instructor Training — May 11, 2024

Shooting Sports

This course provides advanced training to prepare participants to coordinate a shooting range. The itinerary includes an emphasis on safety, range leadership, and shooting instruction. Those with this certification can serve as a Rifle instructor for council, camp, and unit events.

Required Pre-training: NRA Basic Instructor Training & NRA Basic Rifle Training

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $85

Contact: Tom Transue, [email protected]

Wilderness First Aid Training — June 7–9, 2024

Scouts BSA

This training is designed to provide you with the skills to assess and provide treatment to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where care by a professional is not available. Here, you will learn how to assess, treat and when possible, prevent medical and traumatic emergencies within the scope of your training.

This training will consist of group discussions and skill instruction, followed by scenarios where you will put your skills to the test. This course will follow the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines. This course is required for adults serving as ‘Scoutmasters’ for the National Jamboree or on any of the BSA High Adventure Bases.

CPR certification is a prerequisite for all participants. CPR certification will be conducted on Friday evening, June 7 at 6:00 PM for those not certified.

The list of WFA training options available on this weekend will consist of:

  • Wilderness First Aid Certification: $225 (participant is already certified in CPR)
    Arrive Friday night at 5:30–6:00 PM or Saturday morning at 7:30 AM for 8:00 AM Saturday start.
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification and CPR Certification: $235
    Arrive Friday 5:30–6:00 PM.
  • Wilderness First Aid Recertification: $200
    Arrive Saturday afternoon for 4:00 PM start.
  • Wilderness First Aid Instructor Certification: $300 (includes WFA renewal if needed)
    Arrive Friday night by 5:00 PM to help setup and prepare. Certification participants will meet virtually before the course to plan for practice teaching.

  • CPR Only Certification: $45
    Takes place 6:00–10:00 PM Friday evening, June 7 only.

Except for CPR only, costs will increase $25 on May 1 (pre-May prices shown).

Participants are required to stay at camp for the duration of the course. Meals provided include breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Departure is 1:00 PM on Sunday.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

NRA Pistol Instructor Training — June 8, 2024

Shooting Sports

This course provides advanced training to prepare participants to coordinate a shooting range. The itinerary includes an emphasis on safety, range leadership, and shooting instruction. Those with this certification can serve as a pistol instructor for council, camp, and unit events.

Required Pre-training: NRA Basic Instructor Training & NRA Basic Pistol Training

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $85

Contact: Tom Transue, [email protected]

Archery Level II Instructor Training — September 8, 2024

Shooting Sports

This is an advanced training that prepares level I instructors to train other individuals to become level I instructors.

Required Pre-training: Archery Level I, SafeSport, Background Check, & Association Membership ($165) through USA Archery.

Required Post-training: A final online training is required after completing the practical course to obtain training endorsement ($10).

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $200

Contact: Jason Mendez, [email protected]

NRA Basic Shotgun Training — September 14, 2024

Shooting Sports

Required second course for anyone wishing to become an NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor. This course covers basic safety and shotgun shooting skills.

Required Pre-training: NRA Basic Instructor Training

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $65

Contacts:
Bill Mellow, [email protected]
Matthew Stankoski, [email protected]

Wood Badge NST11-66-24 — September 20–22 and October 19–20, 2024

Scouts BSA

Wood Badge is advanced Scout leader training that began in 1919 by Lord Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting and Wood Badge’s first director. It came to America in 1948 and has been updated to reflect current BSA policies and programs. Incorporating the best techniques available, Wood Badge has become the most advanced leadership training course in Scouting!

Wood Badge is the highest level of Scout leadership training and provides you with the tools to be a superior leader. The leadership skills taught are for leaders from all Scouting areas including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and the district and council. The 1st half of the course utilizes a classroom environment and practical exercises to teach the essentials of leadership. You’ll learn what makes leadership work for you in Scouting and your personal life. The 2nd half offers classroom and outdoor experiences to help you learn the application of leadership skills. Finally, you will write and complete a “Ticket.” The “Ticket” consists of five written goals. These goals connect your new leadership knowledge to your role in Scouting.

Any Scouter who has attended basic training for their registered position and serves in a leadership role in Scouting or in a position that directly supports a unit can attend.

Both weekends must be attended.

Cost:
Early Bird $300 (until May 31, 2024)
Regular $350

Contact:
Dan Corne, [email protected]

NRA Shotgun Instructor Training — October 5, 2024

Shooting Sports

This course provides advanced training to prepare participants to coordinate a shooting range. The itinerary includes an emphasis on safety, range leadership, and shooting instruction. Those with this certification can serve as a shotgun instructor for council, camp, and unit events.

Required Pre-training: NRA Basic Instructor Training & NRA Basic Shotgun Training

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $85

Contact: Tom Transue, [email protected]

NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Training — October 26, 2024

Shooting Sports

Required second course for anyone wishing to become an NRA-NMLRA Certified Muzzleloading Instructor. This course covers basic safety and muzzleloading shooting skills.

Required Pre-training: NRA Basic Instructor Training

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $65

Contact: Tom Transue, [email protected]

NRA-NMLRA Muzzleloading Instructor Training — November 16, 2024

Shooting Sports

This course provides advanced training to prepare participants to coordinate a shooting range. The itinerary includes an emphasis on safety, range leadership, and shooting instruction. Those with this certification can serve as a muzzleloading instructor for council, camp, and unit events.

Required Pre-training: NRA Basic Instructor Training & NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Training

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $85

Contact: Tom Transue, [email protected]

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training — December 7, 2024

Shooting Sports

The RSO course content consists of RSO’s roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection, and range rules. Those with this certification may serve as a safety officer (an instructor is also required) for council, camp, and unit events.

Required Pre-training: None

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $65

Contact: Tom Transue, [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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Phone

  • 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

Address

169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057