After the recent heat wave there’s no doubt the dog days of summer are upon us. Walking through the sweltering heat almost had me thinking fondly of the February blizzards that shut down the street only a few months ago—almost!
The weather’s hot, but the town is hotter, and Rehoboth in high season is one busy place. Don’t believe me? Check out CAMPshots on page 56. From the Governor’s visit with the Stonewall Democrats, to a Summer CAMP wine tasting at 5 Prospect Street, everyone’s looking for a cool place to chill out and enjoy the “good old summertime.” All CAMPshots, by the way, can be found on the CAMP Rehoboth website—just find the gallery index in each issue.
Since 1994, our CAMPsafe program has been working to provide a strong safer sex message throughout our community. A part of that work each year entails designing a marketing campaign to keep our message in the public eye. This year’s ”no drama” theme developed by CAMPsafe designers Mary Beth Ramsey and Sondra Arkin, and CAMPsafe director Sal Seeley, used the work of talented local artist Matty Adler. One of this year’s CAMPsafe images appears on the cover of this issue of Letters; watch for the entire ad series in this magazine and pick up the CAMPsafe info message cards at various locations around town. Other work by Matty will be featured in a one-man show at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, July 29-August 21.
i’ve had several questions regarding muggings that occurred on the south end of the Boardwalk around July 16-20, as well as on Columbia Avenue on July 25. According to the victims and the police, none of the incidents appear to be “gay bashing” as they were first rumored to be, but they could be related to gang activity. I would strongly caution everyone to be careful walking alone at night. Anyone with information about the muggings should contact the Rehoboth Police at 302-227-2577.
the 2010 Summer CAMP Beach House Challenge is coming to an end. At press time 6 Futcher was in the lead, but that could all change before the clock strikes midnight on July 31. The winning house will be professionally photographed and will appear on the cover of the August 13 issue of this magazine. The winner of the Challenge will be announced on the CAMP Rehoboth website and our Facebook page on August 1. House points as of press time are listed on page 90. Special thanks go to Summer CAMPmaster Chris Beagle for making the Challenge a success.
On Saturday, July 24, many of the Sundance 2010 Team Captains gathered at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center to prepare for our biggest event of the year. To produce an event of this scale requires the work of almost 200 volunteers. From set-up to breakdown, we’re in the Convention Center for a full week. The Auction alone is a massive undertaking with over 500 auction items that require the efforts of dozens of volunteers for solicitation, auction item pick-up, display writing, and graphics production—and that doesn’t include the volunteers it takes on the night of the event: auction breakdown and accounting teams. The décor team captains and their crews are the first to arrive on site to begin the gigantic process of transforming the Convention Center into a world class dance club. With them come light and sound crews, food teams, bar staff, and a whole fleet of florists. Anyone wishing to join the fun as a volunteer can call the CAMP office or fill out the CAMP volunteer form on the CAMP website.
One final note: Sundance couldn’t happen without the support of our many Sponsors, Supporters, and Hosts. Please consider signing up at one of the many available levels. Tickets and Host and Sponsor information is available on our website at camprehoboth.com or by calling the CAMP Rehoboth office.