Camden Military Academy - Review #11
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2001-2002|
|Sports and Activities:||Alfa Beta Bowling Team Became my companies lead NCO before graduation|
|College Enrolled:||NASCAR technical institute|
|Home Town, State:||Columbia, SC|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I had attended CMA for two summer school sessions prior to my enrollment in the regular school year so I was used to the facility and the staff. I had surrounded myself at home with people that were holding me back, and I had absolutely no discipline. Once I graduated I felt like I had a more firm grasp on where I wanted to direct my life, and became more prompt with schedules in my work life and personal, as well as being more self sufficient. I made much life-long friends, as well as new ones through the years by meeting alumni that had graduated before and after me, and being able to share the bond of our experiences. I am going to have my son attend when he gets if age. I wouldn’t change my time there for anything in the world.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Disciplined Self reliance Self esteem Learned to study on my own
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wish I would have started in the 7th grade and proceeded onto the Citadel. The first few weeks are a new experience, take it all in, and make the most of it. You’ll get to do things that most other kids your age don’t get to enjoy.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The military based lifestyle
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I was a member of Charlie Company however I think those barracks have been rebuilt since my time. Get the grilled cheese sandwich from the Carlisle house.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was in the Alfa Beta club which was a Christian group of cadets. We were also given a ride to the local churches that were associated without faith on Sunday mornings as well as Wednesday evening.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed having a roommate and having a lot of friends close by all the time. My previous school was 30 minutes away from my home, and my friends were equally far away. So being able to walk down the hall to hang out with my buddies all the time was great. There were only two cadets to one room. All living quarters and room selections were assigned by the staff. Transfers had to be approved by the staff as well as the cadets in whose room you were trying to move in with. We were allowed to bring snacks from home and keep them in our rooms, however, there were no refrigerators in the rooms. We had the Carlisle house which was a canteen that we were able to visit one free time which had tv, DVD players, computers, pool tables, air hockey tables, and a swimming pool.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town was very small but on the weekends we were allowed to visit Walmart, the local movie theater, and if we had company come visit, we could be allowed a pass to leave the grounds to go out to eat.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life was hanging out in free time, and you make life-long friends.
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