CR In PR: Connecting CAMPsafe in San Juan
In mid-October, CAMP Rehoboth Health & Wellness Coordinator Amber Lee attended the US Conference on HIV and AIDS (USCHA) on behalf of the CAMPSafe program. The multi-day conference boasted over 3,000 attendees.
The trip provided an opportunity for Lee to network with several different community partners. “It was an incredible chance to network with organizations who are doing great work to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to learn more about the work ahead of us,” said Lee.
CAMPSafe thanks the Delaware Division of Public Health for the wonderful opportunity. ▼
CROP Goes to the Dogs (and Cats)
On Sunday, October 9, a team of nine CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP) volunteers traveled to the Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown to help them meet their mission of putting the “human back in humane.” The intrepid CROP volunteer team stepped up and did a fantastic job re-organizing the pet food pod and removing overgrown brush from the perimeter fence. Last—though far from least!—there was a walk along the facility’s woodland trail with Monkeybread, a beautiful, sweet dog awaiting adoption. ▼
10th Anti-Bullying Summit
The 10th Anti-Bullying Summit, a half-day gathering to connect and uplift members of Gender Sexuality Alliances, their advisors, and allies that support them as they fight for equity and justice, took place on October 15 in Georgetown.
CAMP Rehoboth Health & Wellness Coordinator Amber Lee and Youth Peer Leader Julian Harbaugh were speakers, presenting on safe sex and LGBTQ+ history. Tamia Mykles spoke to youth as an HIV positive transgender woman, describing her struggles. Julian’s presentation introduced youth to the YouthUp! LGBTQ History Guide, available at camprehoboth.com/youth, and gave recommendations for reliable queer history media and sources. ▼
Holiday Handmade Market
On Friday, December 9, CAMP Rehoboth will host the Holiday Handmade Market. Entry is free of charge, so shop local and support LGBTQ+/ally artists and makers. You’ll be able to shop to the sounds of Robb the Uke Guy, who will bring his signature Hawaiian flare to cherished holiday classics ▼
Women’s FEST 2023
Women’s FEST is one of CAMP Rehoboth’s landmark events, bringing fun, entertainment, sports, and tradition to women all over the Mid-Atlantic for 20+ years. FEST 2023 dates are April 27-30, and planning is well underway. Committees now seeking volunteers interested in the planning and logistics of Women’s FEST include: entertainment, sports, auction, volunteer coordination, sponsorships, and publicity.
To join a committee, email FEST Volunteer Committee Chair Liz Aranza at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the committee(s) you’re interested in—or with “general,” if you don’t have a specific one in mind. Sign-ups for specific day-of tasks (e.g., event check-in tables, dance security, auction monitors) will become available closer to the FEST dates. ▼
The SHAPE (Society of Health & Physical Educators) Delaware Conference was held October 14 in Odessa, Delaware. CAMP Rehoboth’s Amber Lee and Julian Harbaugh were speakers, educating attendees about HIV sex education and how to support LGBTQ+ students.▼