A Walk on the Beach with Senator Carper
Instead of his annual visit to the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, US Senator Tom Carper invited CAMP Rehoboth leaders to join him for a stroll on the beach. The senator was especially interested in meeting new CAMP Rehoboth Executive Director David Mariner and in catching up with CAMP Rehoboth Founder Murray Archibald and current Board President Chris Beagle. “Senator Carper has given us some very sound advice over the years,” Murray said, “and we always appreciate the interest he takes in the work of CAMP Rehoboth.” ▼
Buy a Raffle Ticket and Earn a Chance for a 5-star Cruise
Women’s FEST 2020 raffle tickets are now on sale! Olivia Travel has generously donated an 8-day, 7-night stay aboard the 5-star Azamara Pursuit℠, a 650 passenger ship. Itinerary for this trip includes Athens, Greece; Limassol, Cyprus; Jerusalem, Israel; and Santorini, Greece. Visit camprehoboth.com to buy raffle tickets starting November 15. ▼
A Beary Generous Donation to CAMP Rehoboth
Rehoboth Beach Bears recently presented CAMP Rehoboth with a generous $3,000 donation. Part of the mission of the Rehoboth Beach Bears is to raise money for nonprofit organizations serving our community, and CAMP Rehoboth is a great example of that. The donation represents part of the proceeds from this year's Rehoboth Beach Bear Weekend. Held in September, this year's four-day festival was enjoyed by nearly 350 bears from all over the country. ▼
(From left to right: Joe Sterner, Ken Mahan, Dwayne Weimer, Terry Kistler, David Mariner, and Sal Seeley)
Sweet Baby Jai
Sweet Baby J’ai made her return to Rehoboth Beach this past October at Epworth United Methodist Church. Presenting A History of Women in Jazz, the show included her unique story-telling, costume changes, and an impromptu sing-along featuring a few CAMP Rehoboth Chorus members. ▼
The Curtain’s Rung Down on It’s Complicated 3.0
It can be complicated for some actors to perform three shows in a single weekend, but not for the cast of It’s Complicated 3.0, directed by Russell Stiles. Three performances and three one-act plays brought this group together to perform on the CAMP Rehoboth stage for memorable community theatre. ▼
Cast photo: Darcy Vollero, Teri Seaton, Russell Stiles, Ashlie Workman, Peter Keebler, Gwen Osborne, Richard Gamble, Lauren Leone Baker, and Bruce Ricketts.
World AIDS Day Schedule- Sunday, December 1
- 6:15-6:30 pm — Pre-walk gathering and candle lighting at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
- 6:30 pm — Candlelight Walk begins at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and proceeds down Rehoboth Avenue, ending at All Saints’ Episcopal Church
- 7:00 pm — Service of Remembrance and Hope—including the reading of the names (All Saints’ Episcopal Church)
- 7:45 pm — Light supper (All Saints’ Episcopal Church)
Travels with Letters
Cid Vordenbaum and Melissa Danskin enjoyed Letters recently in Madagascar.
Barbara Passikoff, Sandra Pace, and Letters, visited Kanab, Utah and the famous Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
John Holohan and Bill Ensminger tied the knot on October 19, in a ceremony on the North Shores beach, capping their 27-year relationship. They were surrounded by the “family-we-chose” consisting of some of their dearest friends. Later, the newlyweds toasted with champagne at The Pines.
Become a Part of the Rainbow
Membership at CAMP Rehoboth is the best way to support and encourage the mission of “Creating A More Positive” community in Rehoboth and beyond. With a variety of levels available, there’s a color for every budget. Not a member? Please become one today. Already a member? We thank you! Looking to give more? Take a look at the higher membership levels and see if it’s time for an upgrade .▼
I’m writing to express my gratitude for the overwhelming support received from our community for the screening of The Bully Project in conjunction with hosting nationally known advocate Sara Cunningham of Free Mom Hugs. The weekend events were specifically timed for National Bully Prevention Day—Monday, October 7. Our hope was to elevate awareness and share tools to help address and prevent bullying.
Sadly, one in four students report being bullied at school. Youth who are perceived as being different, specifically LGBTQ youth, are at an increased risk of being bullied. The persistence of bullying impacts all involved. Children who are bullied are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, complain of physical ailments, and have lower academic achievement. Children who bully are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, get into fights, have criminal convictions, and be abusive to their spouse or children. Lastly, children who witness bullying are also at risk for using alcohol and drugs, having anxiety and depression, and missing school. (stopbullying.gov, thebullyproject.com)
In her book How We Sleep at Night, Sara Cunningham shared her experience as a conservative Christian mother who struggled when her son came out to her. She shared her journey from rejecting to accepting her son and how doing so opened her heart and deepened her spirituality.
Bullying is a learned behavior, and it can change. Parents play a critical role in modeling unconditional love, acceptance, and support of their children and others. Anything otherwise causes harm that impacts the entire community.
Thanks to the following for their contributions and participation: Radio Rehoboth, WRDE, Browseabout, Lefty’s Alley and Eats, Indigo, Pickled Pig, Nicola’s, CAMP Rehoboth, Saved Souls Animal Rescue, Cape Pharmacy, VegRehoboth, Cilantro, Fresh Market, and PFLAG Rehoboth Beach.
Proceeds from the Dine and Donate at Lefty’s benefitted the Cape Henlopen High School GSA, and PFLAG Rehoboth Beach to assist in their efforts to promote education and awareness.
– Tara Sheldon, MSW
*Tara Sheldon is a CAMP Rehoboth Board Member.
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