Camp Workcoeman

Upcoming Programs at Camp Workcoeman

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

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

Cooking Merit Badge (Session 2) — July 22–24, 2024

Scouts BSA

See the Scouts BSA Summer Programs page for more information.

The Cooking merit badge introduces principles of cooking that can be used both at home or in the outdoors. Through taking this merit badge, Scouts will learn about food safety, nutritional guidelines, meal planning, and methods of food preparation and will review the variety of culinary (or cooking) careers available.

While at camp for these three days, Scouts will complete the ‘Camp Cooking’ and ‘Trail Cooking’ components of this merit badge. To earn a completion, they will need to email their menu and photos of them cooking to the camp staff. There will also be a Zoom meeting on the Tuesday evening of the week prior to this merit badge—all participants will be required to attend this Zoom meeting.

Please note the classes run each day from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Units can coordinate an overnight stay, with food and program options; a campsite must be reserved separately. Scouts may not, however, stay overnight unattended without parent or unit supervision.

Recommended for Second Class Scouts and above.

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Scout Cost: $100 per Scout

Contact: Daron Colgan, [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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    Office: (860) 379-2207
    Nurse: (860) 379-1756
    Fax: (860) 379-1311
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169 Camp Workcoeman Road
New Hartford, CT 06057