Our stories make us who we are—our town is where they come to life. We're sharing the stories of the people who make Camas a place we're proud to call home. This month, features back to school!
Will - Senior, Discovery / Ayla - Junior, CHS / Mr. Whitefield - Robotics Leader
Team Mean Machine is a high school robotics team involving a diverse group of over 50 students from Camas, Washougal, and Hockinson. Students work in specialized subteams during a six week build season
to design complex and industrial robots that compete in challenges against other local teams. In the process they learn technical skills about engineering, manufacturing, and innovative design that are not offered by most other after-school programs. As a team, they strive to build robots that rival other top robotics teams from around the world. In April of this year, they won their division at the Roebling Field World Championships in Houston, Texas!!! They were also named a national finalist in Samsung’s 2022Solve for Tomorrow Challenge where they received a $50,000 prize package including Samsung products and classroom resources.
Halle - Junior, Volleyball / Holt - Senior, Football / Molly - Senior, Cheerleader Eli - Senior, Golf
Camas High School has carried a tradition of excellence in athletics for many years. There are many, many awards and accomplishments of which the Camas High School Athletic program can be proud. We are so excited for Fall Sports to start this year as it will be the first year since 2019 that our fall athletes won’t have any COVID restrictions.
We also want to welcome our new Athletic Director, Steve Barownoski, who will continue the Camas tradition of excellence with our scholar athletes.
Emily - Junior, CHS / Leona - Senior, CHS / Maddie - Senior, CHS
Mrs. Downs - Advisor
DECA is more than just a club- it's a class, community, and competition. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, hospitality, finance, and management. Camas DECA has a membership of 125-140 students, with all students enrolled in a DECA-related class. These students not only learn the basics of marketing and business, but they also gain invaluable skills in public speaking and professionalism. With the opportunity to compete at the local, state, and international level, students can maximize their momentum.
Competitions start in January and run all Spring, with qualifiers moving on to compete at state and national level competitions. Last year CHS DECA took 30 students to the national competition, and in the international competition 12 students made it to the finals. The team had one 1st place, two 4th place finishes and two 5th place finishes, very impressive!