I wanted to let you know how much the Black History Month event at CAMP Rehoboth meant to me. These types of gatherings embody the spirit and mission of CAMP Rehoboth. To showcase the gifts and talents of the artists and their diverse voices that chronicled the African-American experience was truly wonderful.
The conversation was engaging and the energy of old and new friends showed we are all from one human spirit. In creating a safe space, you have been able to truly bring people together for rich and meaningful conversation which people can take back into their own communities.
Congratulations again on an exceptional program filled with conversation, education, and history as well as shining a light on those remarkable people who have come together throughout history—helping each other along our journey. May we continue their legacy as a community and honor the past.
I was honored to be among a very passionate, involved group of community and board members designated to be a part of the transition/succession process for the inevitable change coming to CAMP Rehoboth. The 3+ hour meeting on February 16 yielded a tremendous amount of information. Yet the most important takeaway for me was the love I felt in the room (and those patched in on the phone). Love of the original mission of CAMP Rehoboth, love and respect for Murray and Steve and all of their dedication to grow and expand the mission, love of and for the volunteers and board members who tirelessly work to maintain and enhance the safe place CAMP Rehoboth has created.
There are great changes on the horizon, and a brilliant man once told me “change we must, or die we will.” The love I have and feel for CAMP Rehoboth (and have felt since the moment of its birth at The Strand over 30 years ago) is tempered with excitement, anticipation, patience, grace, and restraint—knowing there will be growing pains that I hope and pray will be met with kindness, compassion, and of course—great love.
We have much work to do, we will rise to the challenge of change and transformation with great courage, determination, dignity, and of course—love.