Springing into Summer
CAMP Rehoboth is open and it feels good! After a year of seclusion and many, many Zoom calls it’s wonderful to see folks in person hanging out in the courtyard, or stopping by to visit us at CAMP Rehoboth.
We’ve learned some important lessons from the past year, of course. We’ve found ways to reach more people through Zoom, we’ve expanded our social media presence, and even launched a YouTube channel. When we all needed to stay home, the CAMP Rehoboth team found a way to stay connected online, and we’ll continue to do that.
None of these things, however, can replace being together in person. I’m excited to see these activities return. We are back to hosting meetings in the Elkins-Archibald Atrium, and we’re even planning some fun bus trips—always so popular—for the fall.
The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus will be back in full swing soon. They have done a wonderful job with virtual First Friday performances over the pandemic. These performances are available on our You Tube channel. Now, you can watch these First Friday concerts online or in person. The CAMP Rehoboth Ensemble will return for a concert in the fall. And the full chorus will be performing on President’s Day weekend. Find out more at camprehoboth.com/chorus or on Facebook: facebook.com/CAMPRehobothChorus.
When it comes to some large events, though, things may still look a bit different. Our friends at Delaware Pride, for example, have changed the dates for this year’s festival. The Delaware Pride Festival was moved to October due to health considerations and concerns about being able to meet state requirements. Amanda White states: “In February of this year the board had to make a decision on the event date and start planning. There were many questions about state restrictions, and the outcome of the vaccination efforts. The board felt it was better to choose a later date instead of canceling the event as others were doing. We are expecting this year’s festival to be a lot of fun and a chance for the LGBTQ community and allies to celebrate and shake off any lingering cabin fever.”
Our signature event, Sundance, will also look a little different this year. We are changing the name to Sun Festival. Planning is underway for a week of activity that will include outdoor events, seated performances, and a few other surprises. Our auction will be online again this year (with the exception of a few live auction items) so you will be able to participate in the auction no matter where you are located. Like Delaware Pride, we struggled with not knowing exactly how to plan given changing state and local guidelines. For that reason, we will not be having a dance this year, but we trust you will enjoy the events being planned.
Work on our other signature events is also underway. We are looking forward to the return of these events including the CAMP Rehoboth Block Party (October 17) and Women’s FEST (April 7-10). Be sure to mark your calendars for these events.
We hope you’ll stop by CAMP Rehoboth, whether it is to see our amazing art exhibits, meet our new staff members, learn more about upcoming events, or even just sit and enjoy a summer afternoon reading in our courtyard. We hope you will come by to see us soon! ▼
Mark Your Calendars
CAMP Rehoboth Theatre Presents Tiny Beautiful Things
August 20-August 22
CAMP Rehoboth Sun Festival
August 29-September 5
Rehoboth Beach Bear Weekend
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus Ensemble Concert
CAMP Rehoboth Block Party
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus
President’s Day Weekend Concert
February 18-20, 2022
April 7-10, 2022
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David Mariner is Executive Director of CAMP Rehoboth.