Camp Workcoeman

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

29 January 2023 — Registration for summer 2023 Scouts BSA programs is now open! Visit campworkcoeman.org/2023 for full details. Additional info will be added in the coming weeks.

4 December 2022 — A variety of day and weekend Scouting programs are planned for this winter and spring at Camp Workcoeman. These activities include both Scouts BSA and Cub Scout events as well as adult Scouter training opportunities.

Upcoming Year-Round Programs at Camp Workcoeman

2023 Charter Oak District Klondike Derby — February 11–12, 2023

Scouts BSA Cub Scouts

The Charter Oak District Klondike Derby is a “traditional” derby, tests all the skills a Scout is learning, and is unique in Connecticut. The purpose of the Klondike Derby is to develop patrol teamwork through an intensive orienteering and camping competition. Patrols pull Alaskan type sledges containing all their equipment to stations or “town” located in the woods. The patrols are required to plot course headings and directions to locate specific towns in a given order. They must then choose how best to get to them. Patrols will earn points based on total elapsed course time a patrol requires to reach five Klondike towns (stations), and the total number of nuggets awarded to the patrol by the mayor of each town for skills demonstrated.

We will run both a day and overnight course this year. The day course is a one-day event for patrols without winter tent camping experience and those patrols with fewer map and compass skills. The overnight course is for patrols experienced in orienteering skills and familiar with winter tent camping.

Webelos dens are invited to participate in the Day Course. Webelos cannot compete or be placed in Scouts BSA patrols.

See the Leader Guide (below) for full event details (including information on the required preparation meeting).

Time: Starting times will be 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00 AM on Saturday. The Day Course finishes at 3:30 PM on Saturday while the Overnight Course ends at 11:30 AM on Sunday.

Fee: $10 per Scout

Contact: Ted Sanford, [email protected]

Cub Scout Blizzard — February 25, 2023

Cub Scouts

This is an outdoor winter carnival for Cub Scouts, Webelos, and their families. Scouts will rotate through a series of activities with other Scouts from their pack based around winter fun in the outdoors. Programs may include sledding, snowman building, ice fishing, and more.

Check-in starts at 9:30 AM, with closing at 3:30 PM. All participants must come dressed appropriately for the weather. Participating Scouts will receive a commemorative patch. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $15 per person (set up registrations for Scouts, adults, and siblings)

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Winter Merit Badge Adventure — February 25, 2023

Scouts BSA

This Program is meant to provide Scouts with the opportunity to earn at least a portion of a merit badge that relates to being outdoors during the winter. Information about any requirements needing to be done outside of the merit badge class will be provided in advance.

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with closing at 4:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Badges include: Fishing (Ice Fishing), Geocaching, Search and Rescue, Skating (Ice Skating), and Snow Sports

Ice skates must be brought by those participating in Skating Merit Badge.

Cost: $45

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Archery Level II Instructor Training (Practical Component) — March 25, 2023

Training

Become a level II instructor to lead training courses and train others to become range instructors themselves. Level I training and additional online training is required prior to participating in this training.

Fee: $40 per participant (other fees related to online training and USA Archery Membership)

For Scouters age 18 and above.

Crafts and Trades Merit Badge Day — April 1, 2023

Scouts BSA

This Program is meant to provide Scouts with the opportunity to earn at least a portion of a merit badge that relates to crafts and trades. Information about any requirements needing to be done outside of the merit badge class will be provided in advance.

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with closing at 4:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Badges include: Architecture, Basketry, Metalwork, Plumbing, and Surveying

Cost: $45

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training — April 1, 2023

Training

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

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fee: $15 per participant

For Scouters age 18 and above.

Covered Wagon Derby — April 28–30, 2023

Cub Scouts

This program is designed to enable Cub Scout and Webelos to learn and practice outdoor skills related to their rank requirements during a competition with other dens and packs from the surrounding area.

This event is themed after the ‘Wild West,’ where each den is encouraged to bring a wagon to carry supplies needed for each activity. In addition to the derby itself, this weekend program will include two nights of camping; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; a Saturday night campfire; and a ‘Special Program.’ A program guide will be released beforehand, and a commemorative patch will be presented to all Scouts in attendance.

Check-in starts at 6:00 PM Friday, with departure at 9:00 AM Sunday.

Cost: $35 per Scout, $15 per adult

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills — May 5–7, 2023

Training

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

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.

Wilderness First Aid Training — June 9–11, 2023

Training

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.

Time: Check-in at 7:00 PM on Friday, depart at 12:00 PM on Sunday

Fee: $200 per participant

For Scouters age 21 and above.

Summer Aquatics & More Merit Badge Program (Week 1) — July 3–7, 2023

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Scout Cost: $75 per Scout for two-day programs; $45 per Scout for one-day programs.

Adult Cost: $20 per Adult for two-day programs; $10 per Adult for one-day programs.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Cooking Merit Badge (Session 1) — July 3–5, 2023

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

Scouts will participate in Cooking Merit Badge, with particular emphasis on the “Patrol cooking” and “trail cooking” elements. Scouts will complete the “home cooking” elements at home and provide photos and menus afterwards. This program will include a meeting conducted remotely during the week beforehand. The price includes all food costs and materials.

Recommended for Second Class Scouts and above.

Scouts are welcome to camp overnight with their family or Troop (with adult leadership); a campsite must be reserved separately.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Scout Cost: $90 per Scout

Adult Cost: $30 per Adult

Contact: Daron Colgan, [email protected]

SCUBA Certification and Merit Badge Program (Week 1) — July 3–6, 2023

Scouts BSA Training

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

This course is open to both youth and adults, and, through it, participants will earn SCUBA certification, with Scouts earning SCUBA Diving Merit Badge as well. This program includes all meals and materials.

Participants will be contacted by the Connecticut Scuba Academy beforehand with information on medical forms, pre-learning, and more. Participants can either come for the day or stay overnight; evening activities will be available for those staying overnight.

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day

Cost: $375 per participant

Camp Workcoeman Contact: Lou Seiser, [email protected]

CT Scuba Academy Contact: Tom Monturi, [email protected]

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) — July 9–15, 2023

Scouts BSA Training

See the NYLT page for more information.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the BSA’s premier youth leadership development program at the Council level. It’s an exciting 6-day program designed for youth to learn leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life. 

Time: 3:30 PM, Sunday, July 9 – 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 15

Cost: $350 per Scout

Contact: Jeff Seiser, [email protected]

Summer Outdoor Skills & More Merit Badge Program (Week 1) — July 10–14, 2023

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Scout Cost: $75 per Scout for two-day programs; $45 per Scout for one-day programs.

Adult Cost: $20 per Adult for two-day programs; $10 per Adult for one-day programs.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Fly Fishing Merit Badge (Session 1) — July 18, 2023

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

Scouts will participate in Fly Fishing Merit Badge, which includes learning how to cast, tie flies, gut and cook a fish, and much more. Program includes lunch and equipment.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Scout Cost: $45 per Scout

Adult Cost: $10 per Adult

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Summer Aquatics & More Merit Badge Program (Week 2) — July 24–28, 2023

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Scout Cost: $75 per Scout for two-day programs; $45 per Scout for one-day programs.

Adult Cost: $20 per Adult for two-day programs; $10 per Adult for one-day programs.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

Cooking Merit Badge (Session 2) — July 24–26, 2023

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

Scouts will participate in Cooking Merit Badge, with particular emphasis on the “Patrol cooking” and “trail cooking” elements. Scouts will complete the “home cooking” elements at home and provide photos and menus afterwards. This program will include a meeting conducted remotely during the week beforehand. The price includes all food costs and materials.

Recommended for Second Class Scouts and above.

Scouts are welcome to camp overnight with their family or Troop (with adult leadership); a campsite must be reserved separately.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Scout Cost: $90 per Scout

Adult Cost: $30 per Adult

Contact: Daron Colgan, [email protected]

Powder Horn High-Adventure Resource Management Course — July 30–August 4, 2023

Scouts BSA Training

See the Powder Horn page for more information.

Powder Horn is a course designed to introduce Scouting’s adults and youth to resources for making exciting high-adventure programs successful for their units. The course provides units the ability to achieve the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

All Scouts 14 and up as well as Scouters from any council are invited to attend this dynamic program!

Time: 11:00 AM, Sunday, July 30 – 4:00 PM, Friday, August 4

Cost: $350 per participant

Contact: Jeff Seiser, [email protected]

Summer Outdoor Skills & More Merit Badge Program (Week 2) — July 31–August 4, 2023

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Scout Cost: $75 per Scout for two-day programs; $45 per Scout for one-day programs.

Adult Cost: $20 per Adult for two-day programs; $10 per Adult for one-day programs.

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [email protected]

SCUBA Certification and Merit Badge Program (Week 2) — July 31–August 3, 2023

Scouts BSA Training

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

This course is open to both youth and adults, and, through it, participants will earn SCUBA certification, with Scouts earning SCUBA Diving Merit Badge as well. This program includes all meals and materials.

Participants will be contacted by the Connecticut Scuba Academy beforehand with information on medical forms, pre-learning, and more. Participants can either come for the day or stay overnight; evening activities will be available for those staying overnight.

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day

Cost: $375 per participant

Camp Workcoeman Contact: Lou Seiser, [email protected]

CT Scuba Academy Contact: Tom Monturi, [email protected]

Fly Fishing Merit Badge (Session 2) — August 8, 2023

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

Scouts will participate in Fly Fishing Merit Badge, which includes learning how to cast, tie flies, gut and cook a fish, and much more. Program includes lunch and equipment.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Scout Cost: $45 per Scout

Adult Cost: $10 per Adult

Contact: Jeffrey Seiser, [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 99 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