CAMP Rehoboth, Inc.

Rehoboth Beach, DE   |  www.camprehoboth.com

Mission

CAMP Rehoboth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization dedicated to creating a more positive environment in Rehoboth Beach and its related communities. We seek to promote cooperation and understanding among all people, as we work to build a safer and more inclusive community with room for all.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

David Mariner

Main address

37 Baltimore Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 USA

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EIN

51-0331962

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

LGBT Centers (P88)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work create proud & safe communities where gender identity and sexual orientation don't matter.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Outreach, Education and Advocacy

CAMP Rehoboth provides education and outreach to the larger community, promoting positive images of LGBT people, functioning as a networking and information resource, supporting local nonprofits that work toward the betterment of the community, and fostering the economic growth of the area.

CAMP Rehoboth publishes and distributes Letters from CAMP Rehoboth. This 90 page magazine is a valuable resource for residents and people visiting the area. CAMP Rehoboth fosters the development of nonprofit groups that support CAMP Rehoboth’s mission, and helps them with their fundraising by donating advertising space in Letters from CAMP Rehoboth.

CAMP Rehoboth fosters economic growth through Women’s FEST, which has expanded from a half-day event in 2001 to a five-day conference of workshops, events, and entertainment, bringing thousands to the area. In conjunction with Seashore Striders, CAMP Rehoboth helps organize the annual Sundance Land and Sea race, now in its 5th year.

For the last 25 years, CAMP Rehoboth leadership has provided sensitivity training to city and park police, lessening tensions among the community. Leadership works against prejudice by intervening where appropriate to help LGBT people in discriminatory situations. CAMP Rehoboth promotes human and civil rights and advocates at both the local and state level on behalf of the LGBT community on such issues as marriage equality and gender identity.

CAMP Rehoboth maintains a very small staff and uses hundreds volunteers each year carry out its critical programs and services. Volunteers attend an orientation held in the Community Center which allows them to learn more about volunteer opportunities that match their skills and interests.

CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP) contributes hundreds of hours of volunteer service annually to the community and partner nonprofits.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

The CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, a full service Community Center, is “the Heart of the Community.” The Center includes a large multi-purpose room, gallery space, conference rooms, a library/reading room, and the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard. The Center is a vibrant cultural center that provides community space and is used to promote artistic expression and creative thinking, and give aid to artists and craftspeople. CAMP Rehoboth sponsors concerts, plays, book signings, musical performances, art shows, and other cultural and public gatherings in the multi-purpose room. Thousands of individuals who walk through the doors of CAMP Rehoboth Community Center each year seeking information and assistance are greeted by friendly staff and volunteers. Space is provided by CAMP Rehoboth at reduced or no cost to local nonprofits who otherwise could not afford it. The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, which provides high quality musical entertainment for audiences throughout the community, uses the multi-purpose room for rehearsals. Exhibits by new and emerging artists are held in the gallery space.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

CAMP Rehoboth offers programs that support community well-being on all levels. Health Days, held in conjunction with Beebe Healthcare, provide essential health screenings and flu shots to the community. CAMPsafe, now in its 18th year, provides free rapid and confidential HIV testing and HIV prevention services to Sussex County and those who visit Rehoboth Beach. Support and referrals are offered to persons testing positive for HIV. CAMP Rehoboth provides mental health counseling for those who need it. Nonprofit groups that promote community well-being regularly use the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center for meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. CAMP Rehoboth sponsors many discussion groups including, the men’s discussion group, grief counseling, women’s discussion group, and others. The CAMP Mautner Cares Program, provided in conjunction with Whitman Walker, supplies essential client services to those suffering from serious illness.

In partnership with the DE Breast Cancer Coalition, CAMP Rehoboth sponsors the annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, commemorating survivors of cancer and their supporters. CAMP Rehoboth also organizes the annual AIDS Candlelight Walk in December as part of World AIDS Day.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

CR provides education and outreach to the larger community, promoting positive images of LGBTQ people, functioning as a networking and information resource, supporting local nonprofits that work toward the betterment of the community, and fostering the economic growth of the area. In 2017 over 7,500 individuals were served by CR’s outreach programs.

For the last 26 years, CR’s leadership has provided sensitivity training to city and park police, lessening tensions among the community at large. 830 have participated in sensitivity training since its inception.

In 2017 CR hosted a community forum that created a safe place for local students with concerns about discrimination and bullying. This forum led to the development of a task force and working to end discrimination and bullying of youth in schools.

CR Outreach Program (CROP) partners with nonprofits and groups who are working to create a more positive environment in Rehoboth Beach and beyond. In 2017 CROP participated in 16 community service projects including the Food Bank of Delaware, Immanuel Homeless Shelter, and Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding, and others; with 188 volunteers providing 730 hours of community service. This equates to a value of $17,500 provided to nonprofit and community organizations in need.

An average of 20,000 page views per month is received on CR’s website. CR publishes and distributes “Letters from CAMP Rehoboth.” This 100 to 120-page magazine is a valuable resource for residents and people visiting the area. CR fosters the development of nonprofit groups that support CR’s mission and helps them by donating advertising space in “Letters from CAMP Rehoboth.” In 2017, CR donated 374 pages of advertising for nonprofits.

In conjunction with Seashore Striders, CR helps organize the annual Sundance Land and Sea Racing Festival. Now in its 8th year, 226 racers participated in 2017.

CR’s Women’s FEST has grown each year since its inception 18 years ago. 2017 brought many visitors and local women to Rehoboth, filling over 27,000 seats at 31 different venues and entertainment events during this four-day event, including a keynote by a high-profile individual. “Women’s FEST Presents” brings comedy and entertainers to the area, offering several shows throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

CR puts art at the HeART of the community by hosting art exhibits in the gallery. In 2017, the 11 art exhibits held featured 91 new, emerging and established artists. Over 400 individuals attended the exhibitions. New relationships were formed with arts organizations such as Rehoboth Art League and the Biggs Museum of American Art.

The 85-member CR Chorus, which provides high quality musical entertainment for audiences throughout the community, uses the CR Community Center for rehearsals. The Chorus concerts had over 1,500 attendees. In addition, the Chorus participated in 19 outreach events including at senior centers, holiday parties, and other locations.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people tested for HIV

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Related Program

Health and Well Being

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CAMP Rehoboth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization dedicated to creating a positive environment inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Rehoboth Beach and its related communities. We seek to promote cooperation and understanding among all people, as we work to build a safer community with room for all.

Promoting the health and wellness of our community through HIV testing, counseling, and a wide variety of health and wellness programs.

Promoting artistic expressions and creative thinking, and giving aid to artists and craftspeople with an emphasis on the works of lesbians and gay men.

Education and outreach to the larger community, including sensitivity training seminars, and printed materials to promote positive images of gay and lesbian people and others. Promoting political awareness to build a safe and inclusive community through voter information, education, and registration; and analysis of issues and candidates.

Building community through our many signature events like Women's Fest and Sundance.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CAMP Rehoboth, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Chris Beagle

Leslie Sinclair

Natalie Moss

Jane Blue

Kathy Wiz

Mike DeFlavia

Tara Sheldon

Max Dick

Linda Gregory

Wes Combs

Pat Catanzariti

Leslie Lodogar

David Garret

Jason Darion Mathis-White

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/5/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data