CAMP Center

CAMP Rehoboth Mission

CAMP Rehoboth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization dedicated to creating a more positive environment in Rehoboth Beach and its related communities. We seek to promote cooperation and understanding among all people, as we work to build a safer and more inclusive community with room for all.

CAMP Rehoboth Purpose

We seek to promote community well-being on all levels; to foster the development of community groups; to develop community space; to promote human and civil rights; to work against prejudice and discrimination; to lessen tensions among the community at large; and to help foster the economic growth of the area. We work toward these ends through activities such as the following:

Fundraising for other non-profit organizations, such as AIDS service organizations, gay, lesbian and bisexual community organizations, recycling programs, environmental projects, literacy training, and other ventures for the general betterment of the community.

Networking resources and information by publishing a newsletter, and functioning as an alternative tourist bureau and information center.

Promoting artistic expressions and creative thinking, and giving aid to artists and craftspeople with an emphasis on the works of lesbians and gay men.

Education and outreach to the larger community, including sensitivity training seminars, and printed materials to promote positive images of gay and lesbian people and others.

Promoting political awareness to build a safe and inclusive community through voter information, education, and registration; and analysis of issues and candidates.

From its inception the idea of providing community space has been a part of the mission of CAMP Rehoboth, but it wasn’t until the mid to late 1990s that the decision to expand into a full community center was made. Not long after, members of the local community working together in a series of CAMP Rehoboth Project Advisory workshops developed a community center vision statement to be added to the original CAMP Rehoboth mission and purpose

CAMP Rehoboth Vision

To Be the Heart of the Community

The CAMP Rehoboth Community Center is an inclusive space with and without walls, which creates and nurtures a focal point for connecting people, activities, and resources—embracing diversity as an essential component. The Center is the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community’s contribution to creating a home for all.