A message from the Commandant

By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/20/13 | Categories: General

As the year comes to an end I would like to ask all parents and guardians of students at Camden Military Academy to consider all that has happened during the semester and to review with you some of the opportunities that you provided your son by enrolling him at CMA.  Regardless of whether your son was a new or returning cadet the first three weeks of school were challenging.  New Cadets struggled with new rules, learning the cadet prayer, returning cadets spent their time trying to teach, lead and mentor; everyone was involved with inspections and ultimately achieving certification in the five important areas of cadet life.  We finished off the certification period with the Spartan Challenge and a well-earned furlough.  Fall allowed leaders to settle in, they quickly learned that leading was more work than expected; they developed their strategies for the Honor Company Competition and developed goals for their company.  New cadets learned to follow and focused on the importance of taking care of themselves – being at the right place at the right time in the right uniform.  As everyone became worn- out fall sports, club activities and school trips kicked in.  Before we knew what had happened Fall Break was over and we were into the Holiday season.  I hope that as your son comes home that you will see an appreciation for family, a sense of confidence and pride for what he has accomplished.   I can assure you that each young man has been challenged.  We wish you a safe and wonderful Christmas and look forward to a great 2nd semester!!