CAMP Rehoboth Mission

CAMP Rehoboth is an LGBTQ+ community center determined to Create A More Positive (CAMP) environment that is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Southern Delaware and beyond. CAMP Rehoboth seeks to promote cooperation, well-being, and understanding among all people as it continues working to build a safer community with room for all. 

CAMP Rehoboth Vision

CAMP Rehoboth envisions communities in Southern Delaware and beyond where all LGBTQ+ people thrive.

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, LGBTQIA 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 LGBTQIA people..

Education and outreach to the larger community, including sensitivity training seminars, and printed materials to promote positive images of members of the LGBTQIA community 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