Throughout the year, the Camden County Board of Commissioners recognizes Camden County’s finest citizens for a wide-range of accomplishments.
Please join the Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden County Veterans Advisory Committee and the Battleship NJ for the 32nd Annual Veterans Prayer Breakfast. Due to current circumstances this year’s event was held virtually, we look forward to the future when we can celebrate together again. Each year, the Prayer Breakfast brings our Veteran community together. The annual event pays tribute to our fallen heroes through food and fellowship with those that will never forget the sacrifice they made. The Commissioner Board uses this opportunity to honor our veterans from all branches of service for their sacrifices and contributions to our grateful nation. This annual service provides an opportunity for the community to show our collective gratitude to the more than 33,000 veterans living throughout Camden County. This year we are honoring POW/MIAs from Camden County.
The Camden County and Gloucester County Commissioners Boards with the Battleship NJ will mark the 79th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, December 7th 1941, in a virtual ceremony on Monday, December 7th at 10 AM. This event was in partnership with the Camden County Board of Commissioners , Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Battleship New Jersey.
The Camden County Board of Commissioners and military partners are hosting a 7-day photographic war memorial exhibit to thank and honor all of our veterans from The War on Terror and their families for their service and sacriﬁce. The exhibit will be open 24/7 to view from Wednesday, September 9th – Tuesday, September 15th on Veterans Island at Cooper River Park. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be enforced.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Camden County is hosting a commemorative event to thank and honor all veterans of the Vietnam War and their families for their service and sacrifice. The event will include the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall, concert and family fun activities, remembrance vigil, educational activities, a pinning ceremony and more.
Dozens of community members gathered on August 31, 2020 for the unveiling of the Remembrance and Hope Memorial and Vigil for those we’ve lost to drug overdoses, and to raise awareness about the scourge of drug addiction and overdose throughout Camden County and the nation.
Families were invited to submit the names and photos of their loved ones prior to the event to be shown as part of a remembrance slideshow. The slideshow, in the intimate setting of the vigil, provided a rare opportunity for families affected by loss to remember and celebrate their lost loved ones publicly. The photos also served as a stark reminder that drug addiction has become ubiquitous, affecting diverse communities in our area and across the nation.
The top players have been chosen from around Camden County to participate in the Annual Camden County High School All Star games. Players will go head to head in an East vs. West showdown. Congratulations to all of the players selected and good luck!
Each year, the Board of Commissioners invites schools from throughout the county to send up to four players to represent their alma mater in the county-wide event. Started in 1998, the tournament has grown to include 17 co-ed teams and four girl’s teams from a variety of Camden County schools.
The annual Best of the Class celebrated and recognizes graduating seniors from every high school in Camden County. Every year, students and their parents attend a beautiful event where they are are honored in 7 different categories: Community Service, Leadership, Best Overall, Most Improved, Most Courageous, Performing Arts and School Spirit. For more information about the Best of the Class, call (856) 216-8217.
The Camden County Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 2004 and honors local sports legends for the contributions to athletics. The annual event shines a spotlight on some of the best athletes in the county, some of which have gone on to play their respective games at the highest levels of competition. Since the Hall of Fame began, over 150 residents have been inducted. For more information about the Sports Hall of Fame, call (856) 401-2451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camden County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal is presented to county residents who have selflessly contributed their time and effort to better their community in conjunction with the goals of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since the Freedom Medal was introduced in 2001, this prestigious award has been given to over a thousand Camden County’s most deserving residents.
In commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Camden County Board of Commissioners hosts the annual Prominent Hispanic Awards. The award celebrate the rich and diverse Hispanic heritage while recognizing the tremendous contribution, dedication, and hard work of the many unsung Hispanic individuals. These worthy role models have contributed both time and effort, and made a valuable difference in the quality of life for all residents. For more information about this award, please contact the Camden County Office of Hispanic Affairs.
The monthly Sustainable Champion Award is presented every Commissioner meeting to a county resident or organization that has made our planet and sustainability a priority.
The Young Adult Community Leader Award is presented every Commissioner meeting to a young adult in Camden County who has exemplified leadership in their daily lives. Click here to learn more about award winners.