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Greetings Bulldogs, behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff of Camden High School, I welcome you to another exciting school year. It is our vision and goal to give every student the education and skills necessary to be a productive, valuable young adult of character both here and in life beyond high school. Our goal is for you to be College or Career Ready when you graduate. We look forward to developing positive working, ongoing relationships with you and your families. Our job is to provide you with the most outstanding high school experience that Kershaw County can provide.

It is our vision of Camden High School that we provide a world class education to all of our students. We strive to provide experiences in all avenues of a student’s career leading to successful adulthood and citizenship in our community. That involves academics, athletics, leadership, service to others and community, extracurricular activities, and the arts. By participating in these activities and becoming involved in our school, you will have a more successful high school experience.

However, this experience will take a coordinated effort on many fronts. Our teachers will strive to provide engaging, thought provoking lessons. Our administration will provide a safe and orderly environment for you to prosper. Your parents will support you and the teachers in helping you achieve your goals and aspirations. You will need to work hard, be in school, behave as a young adult of good character, and give your best effort in all that you do. It is through this partnership that you can truly meet your dreams, and we can become as our alma mater says, “the best ole high school anywhere”.

With Bulldog Pride,

Daniel H. Matthews
Principal, Camden High School

Bulldogs Lead The Way

Bulldogs Lead the Way
Camden High School is very committed to community service and involvement.  Year after year, students and staff raise in excess of $50,000 for various organizations.  Our Student Council provides the leadership in collecting over $20,000 during United Way Spirit Week.  Camden High's volleyball teams sponsor "Dig Pink" to raise funds for breast cancer research and education. Our Relay for Life team leads the way in raising over $5,000 for the Relay for Life. DeSaussure Tri-Hi-Y's annual Dodge Ball Tournament has raised thousands of dollars to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 
All organizations have at least one fundraising event for charitable organizations such as the Kershaw Community Medical Clinic, Food for the Soul, and Christian Community Ministries.   Thousands of pounds of canned foods are collected each year by members of Beta Club (which benefited the Camden Community Ministries' food bank).
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 volunteers at Habitat for Humanity homes. 
Hundred of athletes and other students participate in Read Across America each year at area elementary schools. ROTC cadets volunteer at the local animal shelter and participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program. The PAWS art club creates artwork for community displays.