Camp Workcoeman

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

24 Apr 2024 — All pages of the camp website have been updated with info on the 2024 summer season, and registration is open for all summer programs. The Scouts BSA Summer Program Guide is now available.

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

Scouts BSA Cub Scouts Past Event

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]

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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169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057