Camden Community Information

Colleges and Universities near Camden

High school graduates and adult learners may obtain a degree in higher education by attending any of the local college campuses in the University District just adjacent to downtown. Campuses include Camden County College, the satellite campus of Rowan University, Rutgers University, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. More campuses are located across the Delaware River in Philadelphia, including Temple University, Art Institute of Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, La Salle University, and MCP Hahnemann University.

Largest Employers

Some of Camdenís biggest employers in the county include the Campbell Soup Company, Cooper University Hospital, Rutgers University-Camden, Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania & New Jersey, the City of Camden, State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Judiciary, L-3 Communications, and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.

Camden Hospitals

Three hospitals serve the health care needs of residents in Camden: Cooper Hospital/University Medial Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, and Tel Med West Jersey Hospital.

Local Attractions

Camden is noted for its waterfront along the Delaware River, which is highlighted by four main attractions: the Adventure Aquarium, USS New Jersey, Campbellís Field, and Susquehanna Bank Center.

Opened in 1992 under the name of New Jersey State Aquarium at Camden, Adventure Aquarium was renovated in 2005 and now houses 8,000 marine animals. The USS New Jersey was a United States Navy battleship that was active between 1943 and 1991. The ship, which has seen action during World War II, Vietnam War, and Korean War, now serves as a museum along the waterfront. Home to baseballís Camden Riversharks and the college baseball team of Rutgers University-Camden, Campbellís Field seats 6,425 attendants and offers visitors breathtaking views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge that connects the city to neighboring Philadelphia. Visitors sitting in the right-field grandstand will be treated to views of the Philadelphia skyline. The Susquehanna Bank Center is an outdoor amphitheatre that also doubles as an indoor theatre complex that holds outdoor movies during the summer months and indoor concerts and live theatre productions during the fall and winter months.

Camden also has a host of other popular attractions that will keep residents and tourists busy for days on end, including Camden Childrenís Garden, Walt Whitman House, South Jersey Performing Arts Center, Camden County Historical Society, Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts, Millennium Skate World, Wiggins Park Riverstage and Marina, The Victor Lofts, and One Port Center.

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