"Can't repeat the past? Why, of course you can!" - Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby - 1925
Each Fall, the Camden Central School District hosts its annual Homecoming Festival. This event is not just a celebration of our schools and our alumni, but also celebrates what it means to be from the Queen Village, and the many communities that comprise our vast District.
As with last year's homecoming webpage, we will continually add information here as we get closer to spirit week and our Homecoming Saturday events!
Come celebrate Camden with us!
Let's make these twenties roar, as much as the time before!
Kim Dean '92 at Camden High School is the District's main point of contact for the Parade and Homecoming Festival events. She can be reached at Kdean@camdencsd.org. For building-level events such as spirit week, contact your child's school for more information.
Come see the 2023 Blue Devils varsity squad in action as Camden hosts New Hartford at the Camden High School Stadium. Admission is free. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 PM!
One of the Greater Camden Area's time-honored traditions keeps marching into 2023 with our homecoming parade. Join us in the Village of Camden on Saturday, October 7th as we spend the afternoon celebrating our school and community groups with this high energy event.
The parade route begins at Camden High School and continues down Main Street. The high school parking lot will be used as a staging area, and the line of march will step off promptly at 1 p.m.
To register your school or community group to participate in the parade, use one of the following options.
Paper forms can be mailed to:
Camden High School Student Council, Attn. Kimberly Dean
55 Oswego St. Camden, NY 13316
When you register, please take a moment to read through the parade instructions, which contain important times, procedures, rules, and regulations to ensure a fun, safe, and smooth event. They are also available on the second page of the paper registration form.
Even if you have participated before, please familiarize yourself with this document.
Please apply to participate in the parade no later than Thursday, October 5th.
For more information on the Parade, and Homecoming Festival events, Kim Dean at Camden High School will be your point of contact. She can be reached at email@example.com
The Camden Homecoming Festival will once again offer an opportunity for the community to gather, and give local small businesses and community groups a platform to engage residents at the Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, October 7th.
It will be held from 11 AM until 4 PM at the village park.
A 12x12 Space will have a 30 dollar charge, and can be paid in cash or check made payable to "Camden High School Student Leadership."
Proceeds will benefit future homecoming celebrations. Vendor applications must be submitted by October 5th.
IMPORTANT: If you will be selling food on site, you will need a health permit from Oneida County.
Sydney Dean '20 is the Festival's point of contact for the craft and vendor fair. She can be reached at (315) 225-5836 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the Craft and Vendor Fair Registration Form!
Restrictions May Apply on Vendor Registration. Contact Sydney with questions.
It's coming back!
International Wire has stepped forward to organize the 2023 Copper Wire Run on Saturday, October 7th, 2023!
The event will feature an untimed one mile fun run to be held at 9:00 AM, and a timed five kilometer race that begins at 9:30 AM.
Entry fees have been set at $30.00 for the 5k, and just $10.00 for the untimed one mile run. Each participant will receive a commemorative Copper Wire Run Race shirt, finisher's medal, and snack after the race. Please register by September 22nd to ensure availability of medals and a shirt in your selected size. Registrations will be accepted after that point, but shirts and medals will be subject to availability for anyone registering after that day.
Runners may pick up bibs and shirts at the Copper Wire Run Tent in the Village Park on Friday, October 6, from 5 pm to 7 pm or Saturday before the Race from 7 am to 9 am.
In the 5k race, there will be age group competitions, and a team challenge with family, corporate, and open divisions. A minimum of three runners per team is required for the team challenge.
For more detailed, up-to-the-minute information about participation, registration, or to receive sponsorship information, visit the official Copper Wire Run webpage.
Race directors Jennifer Fox and Kerri Grant can be reached for questions at 315-245-3800.
If you don't see your building listed here yet, it is still in the process of being finalized by the building's administration and student council.