Camden High School is very committed to community service and involvement. In 2014-2015, students and staff raised in excess of $50,000 for various organizations. Our Student Council provided the leadership in raising $24,000 which was the largest amount collected during United Way Spirit Week. Our Relay for Life team led the way to collecting over $10,000 for the Relay for Life event.
In addition, school clubs and organizations raised funds for the annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and Research, for the Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (which provides service dogs for military veterans), and for the Kershaw Community Medical Clinic.
Thousands of pounds of canned foods were collected by members of Beta Club (which benefited the Camden Community Ministries' food bank) and by members of the Camden High Gospel Choir (which benefited Food for the Soul's food bank). Ashley-Tri-Y sponsored "Jelly Up" in February to collect jars of jelly to donate to CCM.
The CHS Key Club and Spirit Club sponsored a basketball marathon in March which featured members of the 2009 State Championship Basketball Team. The proceeds from the event were presented to the Kershaw Community Medical Clinic.
DeSaussure Tri-Hi-Y's annual Dodge Ball Tournament has raised thousands of dollars and benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Our Commitment to Excellence permeates our dedication to community service. Students donate over 5,000 hours of their time each year to various community groups. The Varsity Football team volunteered at Habitat for Humanity homes. Dozens of athletes and other students participate in Read Across America each year at area elementary schools. JROTC cadets volunteer at the local animal shelter and participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program. The PAWS art club creates artwork for community displays. This year PAWS created stone mosaics for the local animal shelter.