The Way I See It
by Steve Elkins
The great mid-Atlantic winter storms of 2010 have, at various times, been dubbed Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, and Snowzilla. As the last mountainous remnants from those storms melt in parking lots and along roadsides, I’m sure we’ve all got spring on the mind. The storms destruction was not just limited to the outdoors; it destroyed carefully planned calendars for two weeks as well. Here at CAMP Rehoboth, that meant rescheduling our popular, LGBT mini-film festival, Another Take. The films—presented in partnership with the Rehoboth Beach Film Society—will all be shown at 7 p.m. at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center on March 11-13. Tickets are $7 per film and are available by calling the Rehoboth Beach Film Society at 302-645-9095. The films are: Night Fliers, Thursday, March 11; Pop Star on Ice, Friday, March 12; Hollywood, je t’aime, Saturday, March 13. For a description of the three films being offered at Another Take, see the events section of our web site, or visit the RBFS web site at rehobothfilm.com.
Speaking of calendars, scheduling is always on our mind here at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. With five rooms available for community use, as well as our own many events and activities, the space fills up quickly as we approach the busy seasons of the year. From small conference rooms to the “big” room in the new wing, we have space for a variety of activities and events including: meetings, conferences, support groups, social groups, performances, parties, commitment ceremonies, (get married in DC; celebrate at the beach!), memorial events and much more. To schedule events, meetings, or other activities contact Kathy Weir at CAMP Rehoboth or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 8-11, CAMP Rehoboth is presenting its tenth annual, springtime, women’s festival—this year called Women’s FEST 2010. The busy four day line-up of events, workshops (called FEMinars), parties, and performances is available on page 8-9 of this issue. The full 2010 brochure is available at CAMP Rehoboth or may be viewed on our web site at camprehoboth.com. Many workshops and activities are limited in size, so register soon. A FEST Pass is required for participation in the FEMinars, and it comes with a variety of benefits.
Writing about the Women’s FEST reminds me that one of the things CAMP Rehoboth has always tried to do is balance men’s and women’s events and activities. From time to time over the years we hear, “CAMP Rehoboth is all about women,” one day, and the next day, its exact opposite, “CAMP Rehoboth is all about men.” Those two comments were equally balanced, as well, in the data from a recent survey—so I guess it all depends on one’s perspective. As long as the comments are equally balanced, I suppose we’re doing something right!
From that same survey as well as other sources, we frequently receive suggestions about new programs and projects for CAMP Rehoboth, and my response to the person making the suggestion is almost always, “That’s a great idea, would you like to help organize and lead it?” Volunteers are still the backbone of CAMP Rehoboth, and we rely on them for everything from staff positions to sweeping the courtyard. To succeed, we’re always looking for new ideas and the passionate leaders needed to bring them to life. We look forward to saying “thanks” to all our volunteers at the Volunteer Appreciation Party later this month.