CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
100% of CCHS students participate in activities outside of the classroom. There truly is “something for everyone” at CCHS. And, if you don’t see something you’re interested in you are welcome to start a new interest student group with the support and approval of the Vice Principal of Student Services.
Membership is open to all unless otherwise noted.
Actor’s Guild: Members compose, rehearse, perform and possibly publish original theatrical pieces, including musical and classical theatre. The guild works in conjunction with the Shakespeare Troupe and Thespian Honor Society.
CCTV: Students learn to do the behind the scene work as well as how to broadcast a live television production. Members of CCTV use the latest technology to share daily news and weather reports to the student body. Interested students should see moderator for membership opportunities.
Cathedral Scholars: This is Camden Catholic’s highly competitive program that is structured to challenge students academically and help them develop into leaders in the school community and the greater community outside of CCHS. The skills learned as Cathedral Scholars will lead to success in college. The goals of the program are to provide an academic environment that challenges students to be critical thinkers and apply knowledge learned to areas outside the classroom; build a strong educational foundation in writing and oral communication skills; encourage students to be active readers and apply and develop leadership skills; and offer students an education that provides them with a solid foundation in the core subjects but also prepares them for the academically competitive environment of college. Membership by selection.
Cosmetology Club– Students meet to share tips and learn new skills as it relates to make-up, skin care and hair styling.
Costume and Make-Up Crew: Students assist with the drama department productions in the wardrobe and make-up areas.
Creative Writing – The Emerald Literary Magazine: Students and faculty write poems and stories and design artwork which is published in the yearly edition of The Emerald Literary Magazine.
Dance Team: Students learn ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and other forms of modern dance, and design routines that they perform at games, pep rallies, and other school functions. Membership by selection.
Ethics Bowl: Students debate various ethics-related topics and compete in the Philadelphia Area High School Ethics Bowl. Successful teams can advance to the national championship held in the spring.
Field Band: The field band performs at school football games and pep rallies. Open membership but instrumental music experience needed.
French Club: Students help to promote the French language through fundraising events as well as small workshops and field trips. Members assist with Open House, French Club Bingo, tutoring sessions, and the French Trip to Quebec City.
Green & White Society: Students are invited to join this special class that focuses on leadership skills that help the member become student ambassadors. Students represent Camden Catholic at high school nights, during guest days, visits to local grammar schools, and at Open House. Membership by selection.
Habitat for Humanity Club: Students promote awareness for Habitat for Humanity. Members work at the Habitat for Humanity Restore and on building projects to address the issue of affordable housing.
Investment Club: Students interested in the stock market meet and use an online simulation program to track investments and research company portfolios.
Jazz Band: Saxophone, trombone, trumpet, flute, clarinet, guitar and other horn and rhythm section musicians improve their talents and perform at Open House, concerts and other school events.
LepreCon Club: This club is the combination of anime, video game and role-playing games interest club. Student leaders plan out meetings where students can engage in an interest area. The club sponsors trips such as a haunted hayride and Comic Con.
Link Crew: Link Crew is a national orientation program. Junior and senior Link Crew leaders at Camden Catholic High School serve as mentors to the freshmen. The leaders work with the faculty moderator to help the freshmen become familiar with CCHS, its tradition of excellence, and to help them recognize that teamwork can help them overcome challenges. Membership by selection.
Liturgical Choir and Musicians: Students have the opportunity to share their vocal and musical talents with their classmates and teachers through liturgical celebrations at scheduled school Mass, and at special events such as the Junior Ring Mass, Journey to Bethlehem, Living Stations of the Cross, and Baccalaureate. Open to choir students and those interested in serving as a music minister.
Liturgical Assistants: Students work with Campus Ministry to serve as altar servers, lectors, and offertory for school Masses.
Media and Technology Crew: Students supply and set up various media and technology equipment for faculty, staff, and activities.
Model UN: Students learn about current events in this simulation of how the United Nations functions. Students research information on the country they represent and defend their country’s policies and decisions during debate competitions.
Pro-Life Club: Students promote the sanctity and dignity of all life through prayer and advocacy. They also participate in the annual March for Life held in Washington, D.C.
Reaching Everyone By Exposing Lies (REBEL): This is a tobacco prevention club that sponsors activities to educate students about the effects of tobacco usage. Members participate in Smoke Out Days, fundraisers and school clean-up projects.
Recyclables/Environmental Club: Students collect and ensure the proper disposable of recyclable items such as paper and plastic on a weekly basis. Students also hold an end of year collection of school supplies for repurpose/reuse.
Rock Band: Students interested in playing rock music are welcome to join the Rock Band. Weekly jam sessions are held. The Rock Band seeks out local venues to play and promote the music program at Camden Catholic such as farmers markets and community events.
S.A.D.D. – Students Against Destructive Decisions: Members plan various events such as Mr. CCHS, the Blood Drive, and Project Graduation, to raise money and create safe environments for students. Students also hold events to support Pediatric Cancer causes such as Go for the Goal and Alex’s Lemonade.
Science Club: Students are given opportunities to pursue science-related interests and to volunteer with the community in litter clean up and tree planting projects.
Shakespeare Troupe: Students study the life and interpret William Shakespeare’s plays including select scenes and soliloquies. Members prepare performances for Camden Catholic’s Shakespearean Festival, and compete in the Shakespeare Competition at DeSales University.
Sketch Club: Students interested in drawing have the opportunity to learn drawing techniques and create their own personal sketchbooks.
Student Government: Student government provides a channel of communication between students, faculty and the administration. It establishes a forum for student expression that promotes the general welfare of the school, and develops school morale and spirit and a focus for school activities. Membership by election.
Swing Dance Club: This club introduces students to swing dancing and partner dancing. It meets during activity period.
T.H.E (Together Honoring Everyone) Council: A student driven group with the intent to celebrate racial and cultural diversity at Camden Catholic. T.H.E. Council will host events and programming relative to our multicultural community, including Hispanic Heritage Month, African American History Month and Asian American Heritage Month. In addition, we hope to help encourage continued knowledge and acceptance of our community’s cultures, abilities and viewpoints. Membership by selection.
Yearbook: Students work with members of the Photography Club/Class to capture memories of school events. Staff members write stories to accompany the photos.
Christmas Concert: The band and choir perform in a special concert to spread the Christmas joy to members of CCHS and the local community.
Drama – The Fall Production: Students present presents a play each fall. Play involves cast and crew. Cast is determined by audition, crew is open membership.
Freshmen BBQ: Freshmen come together for an evening BBQ celebration. This social event allows the students to socialize with their peers, enjoy delicious food, learn the results of the Freshman Government elections, and attend a home football game as a class.
Junior Ring Mass & Reception: Juniors come together to celebrate a special class Mass. Rings are blessed as part of the ring ceremony. A reception for juniors and their guests follows the Mass.
Musical (cast) – Spring Production: Students learn the lines and dance moves to perform a CCHS version of a Broadway production. Membership by audition and selection.
Prop Crew: Students make the sets for school productions.
School Dances: Students can attend the Homecoming Dance in the fall as well as the class dances – Freshman Semi-formal, Sophomore Cotillion, Junior Prom and Senior Prom.
Spirit Week: Student government sponsors three days of festivities to promote school spirit and support the football team in their Thanksgiving competition against Camden Catholic’s main rival. Activities include crazy dress days, a Powder Puff Football Game, decorating the gym, games and contests, and skits relating to each class’s selected theme.
Spring Concert & Arts Weekend: The band and choir perform, seniors celebrate their final show on Grandi Auditorium stage and the fine and digital arts and film students present an exhibition of their work.
Stage Crew: Students move props and sets and regulate lighting and sound during the fall drama and spring musical productions.
Ushers: Student volunteers serve the CCHS community at the fall play drama production, spring musical, and at Baccalaureate and Commencement by greeting guests, distributing programs and awards, and escorting guests to their seats.
Each of these groups is membership by selection based on academic achievement.
Art Honor Society: Students pledge to pursue and promote the excellence in the study of art.
Emerald Literary Society: This English Honor Society promotes the study of literature and correct speech, and the effective writing of English in all phases of their life’s endeavors.
French Honor Society: Members of the Societe Honoraire de Francais promise to study the French Language in order to master it one day, and recollect that a language can be a strong tie between persons of differing origins, races or religions.
Latin Honor Society: Members pledge to uphold and promote excellence in pursuit of Latin and to assist others in the study and understanding of the Latin language through the Latin tutoring program here at Camden Catholic.
Music Honor Society: Members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society pledge to foster an interest and desire for excellence in music performance, encourage appreciation and awareness in listening to music, promote wider opportunities for sharing joy through music, and advance the spirit of good music and musical knowledge.
National Honor Society: Based on their academic performance students are invited to apply for membership into the NHS. Camden Catholic’s chapter works to foster the character, leadership, and service skills of those students who are involved, and to provide opportunities for local, national and international service to raise awareness of the greater need that exists around the world. NHS members provide tutoring to CCHS students and sponsor the group study nights before semester exams. NHS sponsors the annual Magical Morning with Santa in December.
Science Honor Society: Members pledge that through their study of the sciences they will be good Christian stewards of the earth, appreciate and care for the natural world, and promote peace, justice and sustainable ways of living in the world.
Spanish Honor Society: Members of the San Pedro Alcantara Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica devote themselves to the study of the Spanish language in order to master it one day.
Thespian Society: This is the honor society for theatre arts; it is part of EdTA (Educational Theatre Association). Students pledge to uphold the aims and ideals of the International Thespian Society and to perform as well as they can as a student of the theatre.