So after reading all the bad reviews on here about Camden I have decided to write one on My time at CMA. First let me say I wasn't the model child I refused to do school work, and would much rather hunt and fish than get an education. So my dad decided that an institute of military education would be better for me, and it was Camden saved me from a life of uncertainty. Basiclly I would have never graduated from high school and would probably not be anything successful today.
Now as for all you people who have posted anonymously are obviously not telling the truth I was always raised you don't throw a rock and hide your hand. Guess what Camden taught me that. I was placed in a situation that I wish I would have made more of, to date I owe so much to the school and the staff. Most parents have put there child was so great and Camden ruined them well news flash parents if they were angles they would be at Camden in the first place.
What I took from Camdens instructors, Tac officers, and staff was a sense of pride and leadership. To this day I still keep in touch with several buddies and teachers from Camden. We all had experiences at Camden with getting picked on. All that did was make us stronger and closer as for the whole trashing the school for the fact that Col Bolland doesn't have and military experience and they make the cadets call him by his rank. It's all part of the structure you have to learn. The school was good for me and also my family, yes I do still associate myself with the school, send them donations, and attend events. To this day I could not repay the school for making sure I received an education.
Now as for me the foundations laid for me at Camden helped me have a great career in Law Enforcement and also at the Fire Department. The lessons learned from school about other people and their traits and habits helped me in both fields tremendously. You have your people and parents who will never be happy but to get the real opinion ask a student who went there for more them one year. My son as soon as he is able will go to Camden not because he will be bad but because of my experiences at Camden. I promise with my time there I was impressed and defiantly am sending my child. Trusting him to the staff and senior cadets at Camden. I graduated from there in 2001 and have at least went back one time every year to date that's how much I enjoyed the school and people as well. I ask of you to please call the school ask them for my number and I'm sure they will give it to you I will be happy to talk to you all about my experience at CMA.