Camden High School Traditions

School Colors

The school’s official colors are gold and black.


Camden officially became known as the “Bulldogs” during the 1920 season. Since the beginning of CHS Football in 1894, the team had been known as the “Athenians” and the “Spartans.”


The Bulldog has gone though several variations since it first made an appearance during CHS athletic events. A costumed bulldog mascot makes appearances at most CHS sporting events and at school functions and pep rallies.

Camden Bulldog Club

The Camden Bulldog Club assists with purchases of equipment, hosts “Meet the Bulldogs” twice each year, sponsors the athletic banquet in the spring, helps maintain facilities, and fund many other needs of our teams. For membership information, contact the CHS Athletic Department at 803.425.8939.

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Camden High School Fight Song

Hail to Camden High School Bulldogs,
Fight on to Victory- RAH, RAH, RAH!
We will always stay behind you
To Show our loyalty.
Fight on with great determination,
Push our rivals back.
Hail to Camden High School Bulldogs,
The Grand old Gold and Black!

Camden High School Alma Mater

“Camden High, Camden High,
Here’s to the all of you.
Here’s the you, good and true,
We’ll keep your love the ages through.
We will always sing your praise
In the coming of the days.
Best old high school anywhere,
Here’s to you!”

Zemp Stadium

Dedicated November 7, 1929 in honor of long-time Bulldog supporter, Blakeney Zemp. Zemp Stadium is currently the oldest active use stadium in the state of South Carolina, and is home to 7 SC State Football Championships.

Complete Zemp Stadium History and Photo Gallery

The Bell

Located in the South Endzone at Zemp Stadium, the bell is rung after every score and every home victory for Camden High Football. The bell was donated prior to the 1961 season, and was originally a part of the Wateree Mills Plant.

Bulldog Regiment Band

The Camden High School “Bulldog Regiment” is the school’s marching band. The Bulldog Regiment (previously known as the Scarlet Regiment” made its first appearance at Zemp Stadium in 1940 and has gone on to win multiple South Carolina State Marching Band Championships, and won three lower state titles in the 1980′s.

Camden, SC

Founded in 1730, Camden is South Carolina’s oldest inland city. Camden is centrally located in the Midlands of South Carolina in Kershaw County. Camden is home to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park, chronicling the city’s part in the American Revolution. Camden hosts the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Race at Springdale Race Course each spring and is known as “The Steeplechase Capital of the World.” Camden is also host to the third oldest polo field in the United States. Total population within the city is approximately 6,682 according to the most recent US Census.

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