On May 16, 2006 the Camden County Board of Commissioners voted to create the county’s Parks and Recreation Department. The first director was hired in October 2006.

Since then, the department has been in the process of developing recreation programs, resources, special events and coordinating the expansion of Community Park. The expansion will include a walking trail, regulation high school track, picnic shelter, a playground and parking areas.

Mission Statement

The Camden County Parks and Recreation Department is committed to coordinating and providing a wide variety of healthy, wholesome activities as well as preserving and maintaining the county’s parks, facilities and open spaces.

Parks and Recreation Class Instructors Wanted

Do you have a talent that you would like to share with the county’s youth and adults? Share your craft, dance or artistic ability with others and turn your time and talent into extra money. You will gain valuable experiences and have fun too! For information on how to become an instructor call 338-1919.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members

  • Keith Ward – Chairman
  • Karen Friend – Vice Chair
  • Mark Harnly
  • Scott Jones
  • Alex Leary
  • Dearl Neal
  • Rhiana Srebro
  • Tom White

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has two vacancies and are looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in the opportunity to participate in making recreational decisions for Camden County and wish to be considered for appointment by the Board of Commissioners, please download and complete the Volunteer form below and return it to Clerk to the Board's Office, 330 East HWY 158, mail to P.O. Box 190, Camden, North Carolina 27921 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Contact Parks & Rec

Timothy White Director Post Office Box 190 117 North NC 343 Camden, NC 27921 252-338-1919 ext. x239