CAMP Rehoboth Pride Month Listicle
As Pride month approaches, check below for all the ways CAMP Rehoboth will be celebrating and partnering with others to celebrate living in authentic truth. The following events/programs are just a sample of ways CAMP Rehoboth will promote Pride; watch this space for an up-to-date full listing.
Pride Window Displays
Throughout June, CAMP Rehoboth is partnering with the Delaware Historical Society on window displays that touch on the programming and history of CAMP Rehoboth. This partnership comes after CAMP Rehoboth was mentioned in DHS’s 2021 window display for its “Existence Is Resistance” exhibit. The DHS display changes monthly, highlighting local organizations and causes for corresponding awareness months. View the displays at 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware.
Pride Drinks of the Day
DiFebo's Restaurant Rehoboth will be running a drink special called Pride Drink of the day. These select drinks made by the bartenders be available each day of June, and 50% of proceeds will be donated to CAMP Rehoboth.
UnClobber Book Group
June 2, 9, 16, at 8 a.m. CAMP Rehoboth’s Elkins-Archibald Atrium
Led by the Reverend Karris Graham, this book group will discuss UnClobber by Colby Martin. On January 15, Rev. Graham became the new pastor of both Community Lutheran Church near Frankford and Grace of God Lutheran Church in Long Neck. Rev. Graham and her wife live in Milton.
About the book: Churches in America are experiencing an unprecedented fracturing due to their beliefs and attitudes toward the LGBTQ community. Armed with only six passages in the Bible—often known as the “clobber passages”—the traditional Christian position has been one that stands against the full inclusion of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Unclobber reexamines each of those frequently quoted passages of scripture.
Murray Archibald’s Mask Hysteria
June 3-30; Opening reception: June 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The CAMP Rehoboth Art Gallery
In June you will have a unique opportunity to see new art created by the much-loved Murray Archibald. CAMP Rehoboth is truly honored to host this thought-provoking solo exhibition. All are invited to the Opening Reception, where you can view and discuss this provocative series with Murray. Read Doug Yetter's Artist Spotlight with Murray here.
CAMP Families - Cape Water Taxi
On Sunday, June 4 at 7 p.m., CAMP Families will take to the Cape Water Taxi for the Dolphin, Sunset, FULL Moon Cruise. Reserve Your Tickets Now! It will sell out!
Big Chill Surf Cantina Drag Shows
Tuesdays - June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27, 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. at Big Chill Surf Cantina
Cantina is stoked to welcome Tyra Parker & MC'd by crowd favorite Pinkky! DJ Susan will be spinning the beats as the Drag Queens do their thing. To help celebrate Pride Month, a portion of sales for each Tuesday's show will be donated to CAMP Rehoboth.
Wenzday Drag Shows
June 7, 14, 21, and 28 at Northbeach night club in Dewey
Northbeach’s drag show benefits for CAMP Rehoboth will return weekly throughout the summer, and will once again highlight a bevy of local drag talent along with RuPaul’s Drag Race star Laganja Estranja.
Photo: Alexander Frost
Pride Film Festival
June 9 - June 11
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and CAMP Rehoboth are partnering to present the Pride Film Festival. The festival runs June 9-11 at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes.
Eight films, including documentaries and features along with a must-see block of shorts will be presented over three days. Confirmed titles include an exclusive first showing of the Indigo Girls documentary It’s Only Life After All, Kokomo City, Horseplay, Passages, and I (heart) Jack LaLanne. (Meet LeAnn Erickson, the filmmaker of I (heart), on page 16.)
The Society will also host a late-night special feature of the film classic Rocky Horror Picture Show for festival moviegoers and a special student rate. Participants can expect other social gatherings in celebration of the Festival and Pride Month. Sponsorship opportunities are available by emailing email@example.com, and tickets are available here.
Pride Handmade Market
Friday, June 9, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard
Stop by the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard to shop and support local LGBTQ+/ally artists and makers. Musician Kerry Hallett will soundtrack the market to acoustic pop-rock, and the full line-up of craftspeople will be announced soon.This Pride market will be the only market of the summer season; stay tuned to the Block Party on October 15 and the Holiday Market on December 8 for more ways to support local craftspeople.
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Legislative Hall, Dover
The Delaware Pride Festival is the largest LGBTQ event in the state of Delaware. The Delaware Pride Festival is more than just a celebration of diversity, or a day to get the LGBTQ community together. It’s also an opportunity to reach out to the larger community in our state.
This event provides an opportunity for the city to see us, meet us and (most importantly) get to know us as people: neighbors who have the same ambitions, troubles, and joys as everyone else.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus—Out for the Summer
Celebrating those lazy, crazy, hazy summer days, the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus returns with its second concert of its 2023 season, featuring signature hits like “Summertime,” “Saturday in the Park,” and a Beach Boys medley.
Tickets are $25, and can be purchased here.
June 16, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Pride Build on Friday, June 16th from 8:30am-3pm. This event is sure to fill up fast! You don’t want to miss it! Register here.
Bin 66 Wine Tasting
On Sunday, June 17, 4 to 6 p.m., Bin 66 Fine Wine & Spirits will hold a wine tasting featuring a wine from Stolpman Vineyards in California called Crunchie Roastie. Stay tuned for the exact time. All profits throughout June for Crunchie Roastie will benefit CAMP Rehoboth.
Summer Solstice Luau
On Saturday, June 17, 5:30-9:30 p.m., the Lodge at Truitt Homestead will host it’s White Party Luau. This is the third year for the white party fundraiser for CAMP Rehoboth. The $75 admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two cocktails. Live Hawaiian entertainment and dance music will keep attendees celebrating camaraderie, their identities, and the summer season.
Purchase tickets here.
Red Clay Suzie Book Talk
Wednesday, June 21, 5:00 p.m. Lewes Public Library and livestream via Zoom
In collaboration with Browseabout Books and the Lewes Library, CAMP Rehoboth will present a book signing and talk with Jeffrey Dale Lofton, author of Red Clay Suzie.
Released January 10, 2023 in hardcover, digital, and audiobook editions, the novel is about a gay, physically misshapen boy trying to figure out life and love in the Deep South, facing bullying, body-shaming, and homophobia. A discussion about the book will be facilitated by Jeff Wilkinson, leader of the CAMP Rehoboth Book Club. (Read more about the club in Events & Programs, page 27.)
The CAMP Rehoboth Book Club will also be joined by Jeffrey Dale Lofton for its Monday, June 26 meeting to discuss Red Clay Suzie. Register for the club meeting online here, and register for the June 21 book talk here.
Voices from Stonewall
Sunday, June 25, CAMP Rehoboth’s Elkins-Archibald Atrium
Hear the revelations from the night of the Stonewall riots in the exciting and moving production, Voices from Stonewall, on stage at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Tickets can be found here.
Voices from Stonewall premiered at CAMP Rehoboth in 2019 on Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary.
Attendees will hear the words of the people who were there when bottles flew, police wagons arrived, and young drag queens, homeless kids, transgender youth, some butch lesbians, and a collection of gay people surprised the police and finally fought back. The show was written by playwright Michael Gilles and writer Fay Jacobs and is directed by Jacobs.
Big Chill Beach Club: Dine & Donate
Big Chill Beach Club will hold a Dine & Donate night on Sunday, June 25 to benefit CAMP Rehoboth. Come out and enjoy the last weekend of Pride month to the music of local favorite Mama's Black Sheep! Stay tuned for the exact times.