October 2, 2018
Dr. Norman Camp, III passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the age of 84. He was a valued member of the DHIC Board of Directors, serving from 2006 to 2016, and as the Vice-Chair from 2012-2013. “DHIC was very fortunate to have known Dr. Camp and to have had him serve on our Board of Directors. He was very passionate about his community and we are grateful for his many years of devoted service” said Gregg Warren, DHIC’s President. Dr. Camp is survived by his wife and son.
Dr. Camp was a retired educator and an active community leader. Through his service, he led the charge to address issues related to neighborhood safety, citizenry participation in local government, and environmental justice and conservation. Dr. Camp was a champion for environmental stewardship and served on the boards of Partners for Environmental Justice and the Audubon North Carolina, among many others. He played a key role in galvanizing the community to support the construction of Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Wetland Center, now a City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation facility. He also served as Chair of the South Citizen Advisory Council for the City of Raleigh since 1995 and as a founding board member of the Autism Society of North Carolina.
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, a renaming ceremony took place at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center which has been renamed as the Norman & Betty Camp Education Center at Walnut Creek Wetland Park. This event also honored the memory of Dr. Norman Camp.
May he rest in peace.