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 Advisory Board Members

  • Keith Ward -- Chairman
  • Karen Friend -- Vice Chair
  • Troy Leary -- County Commissioner
  • Mark Harnly -- Camden County Schools Representative
  • Donald Kophazy

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets generally the first Thursday of every other month. For more information, call 252-338-1919 ext 239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Volunteer Opportunities with Parks & Recreation

If you are interested in volunteering for any Parks & Recreation activities, please call the Director of Parks & Recreation at 252-338-1919 ext 239 or email 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