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Camden Military Academy Summer Session
Camden, SC, 29020
Phone: 803-432-6001
Fax: 803-425-1020

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Description

While the Camden Military Academy tradition dates back to 1892, operations on the current campus began with the 1958-59 school year.

The Academy combines the traditions of three institutions - Carlisle Military School, which operated in Bamberg, South Carolina, from 1892 to 1977; Camden Academy, which was located on the campus from 1949 to 1957; and Camden Military Academy. Camden Military Academy has operated as a non-profit, tax-exempt institution since 1974 and is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees.

Carlisle Military School was established in 1892 as the Carlisle Fitting School of Wofford College. It was named in honor of Dr. James H. Carlisle, who was for many years the president of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In 1932, Carlisle was leased by Colonel and Mrs. James F. Risher and in 1938 was purchased by them. They, and later their son, Colonel William Risher, operated it as a military preparatory school until it closed in May 1977.

Camden Military Academy in Camden, South Carolina was originally founded as Camden Academy in 1950 by a group of generous and far-sighted Camden citizens who felt that their town was an ideal setting for a private school. Colonel James F. Risher, the president of Carlisle Military School, purchased the facility in 1958, and the name was changed to Camden Military Academy. His son, Colonel Lanning P. Risher, was the school's first headmaster, and he served in that position for 37 years. In 1974, Lanning Risher led the Academy through a reorganization as a non-profit, tax-exempt institution.

Camden Military Academy's mission, first articulated by Colonel James F. Risher, headmaster of Carlisle Military School and founder of Camden Military Academy, is to accept young men of unfulfilled promise and lead them to a future of success. This philosophy, with its roots firmly established at Carlisle, has served young men at Camden now for half a century. Cadets learn to practice the concepts of honor, integrity, and duty as they grow in their everyday lives on campus. They learn to accept responsibility for their successes and failures in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in their military roles. Cadets are encouraged to develop their own individual strengths and talents while at the same time to respect the rights of others.

The school's philosophy is to develop the "whole man" to the end that he is prepared not only academically, but also emotionally, physically, and morally, to face the trials and meet the opportunities that will be his after he leaves Camden Military Academy.



Details

Camp Type:
Residential 
Year Established:
2003
Gender:
all_boys
Age of Campers:
11-19
Cost/Week:
$700 - $900/wk (Please contact camp for exact pricing.)
Nearest Large City:
Columbia
Accreditations:

Activities

academic:
  • General Academics
  • General Sports
adventure:
  • Ropes Course
athletic:
  • Paintball
  • SCUBA Diving


Sessions

(Please contact camp directly for updated session schedule.)

HIGH SCHOOL (RISING 9-12 GRADES): SCHOOL ONLY
Program 1
7 Day Boarder

June 21 - July 30, 2010
(includes all weekend trips and activities)
2 courses = 2 credits     $4495

Program 2
5 Day Boarder


June 21 - July 30, 2010
(weekends at home, trips optional at additional cost)
2 courses = 2 credits     $2995

Program 3
7 Day Boarder

June 21 - July 9, 2010, or July 11 - July 30, 2010
(inculdes weekend trips and activities)
1 courses = 1 credit     $2995

Program 4
5 Day Boarder

June 21 - July 9, 2010, or July 11 - July 30, 2010
(weekends at home, trips optional at additional cost)
1 courses = 1 credit     $2295

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL (RISING 7-9 GRADES): SCHOOL AND CAMP
Program 5
7 Day Boarder

June 21 - July 30, 2010
(includes all weekend trips and activities)
2 courses = 2 credits     $4495

Program 6
5 Day Boarder


June 21 - July 30, 2010
(weekends at home, trips optional at additional cost)
2 courses = 2 credits     $2995

Program 7
One Session/7 Day Boarder

June 21 - July 9, 2010, or July 11 - July 30, 2010
(inculdes weekend trips and activities)
1 courses = 1 credit     $2995

Program 8
One Session/5 Day Boarder

June 21 - July 9, 2010, or July 11 - July 30, 2010
(weekends at home, trips optional at additional cost)
1 courses = 1 credit     $2295

 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP (RISING 6-9 GRADES)
Program 9
1 Week Camp ONLY

June 23 - June 27, 2010
(includes all trips and activities)
$495

Program 10
Add-On for Enrichment Campers

June 23 - June 27, 2010
(includes all trips and activities)
$200

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I would hope that any parent, who is thinking to send their son to CMA would please first read the full federal lawsuit against them and delve deeply into the situations presented complaint. As a parent, please question... the administration and double check what you have and are being told.

It is easy to turn a blind eye because your child is doing better, however, I ask you is the possible loss of your son worth better grades. It is great if he gets into a better college, however, again, I ask is it worth lossing the relatonship you would have had with your son. Please don't send your child to this school. Check out the internet and what has and is being printed about this school.
Comment on : 24 May, 2012
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