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Colvin Camper

February 23, 1950 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 71)


Colvin Camper, affectionately known as “Camp” or “Coach Camp” to many, departed this Earthly life on January 11, 2022 at the age of 71. 

He was born on February 23, 1950 to the late Etheridge and Georgia Camper, and later moved to live with Charles H. and Mable S. Jackson. 

“Coach” was educated in the Dorchester County Public School system, graduating with the Mace’s Lane High School Class of 1968. Upon graduation, Colvin served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1971, where he was honorably discharged.  He then matriculated to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1975. He also attended Atlanta University and Salisbury State College.

Colvin held various jobs throughout his career, such as working for the Department of Recreation and Parks during the summer months, Roy Rogers and Western Publication. His most notable contribution to education in Dorchester County was his 33-year tenure with the Dorchester County Board of Education, where he held positions as a Teacher and  Assistant Principal.

“Coach Camp” was known to all for his great contribution to the Vikings Basketball team. He served in many capacities over the years, including Assistant JV Coach, under Mr. Jim Oddis and Mr. Hurley and Head JV Coach from 1986-1996, where he led the team in a record 186 wins and 31 losses. In the early 90’s “Camp” led the team to 150 wins, winning 87 straight games from 1992-1997. 

As a Head Varsity Coach, “Camp” led the team to 196 wins and 69 losses from 1977-2004, 6 North Bayside Championships and 2 Regional Championships in 2004 and 2006. Mentees under “Camp” often noted his love and passion for seeing children succeed, not just those in athletics, but anyone he encountered. He would often offer advice and lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents Etheridge Camper and Georgia Bailey Camper and a brother, Etheridge Camper, Jr.

Colvin leaves to cherish his legacy, 4 siblings, Barbara Johnson(Keavor) of Boston, Massachusetts, Tyboria Banning(Michael) of Linkwood, Maryland, Frederick Camper of Cambridge, Maryland and Yvonne Camper of Hurlock, Maryland; a special niece, Rena-Benson-Major(Paul) of Cambridge, Maryland, 7 nieces, 7 nephews; two special helpers, Tyrone Cephas, Jr., and Jonathan Collins; and a host of special friends, colleagues and mentees, whom he encountered of the years. 


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Public Viewing
January 19, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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510 Washington Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

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