It’s the party too big for just one night - the CAMP Rehoboth Sundance event, held over two nights of the Labor Day weekend at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. This year’s event, 2013 Rainbow XXVI - Circus of the Summer Sun, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
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The first night is an auction extravaganza featuring hundreds of gift baskets, dining certificates, travel packages, retail shopping coupons, specialty gifts and unique experiences. The second night is the high-voltage dance party the event is named for. Participants can attend either or both nights. Tickets are $45 for one night, $80 for both, and are available at www.camprehoboth.org.
On Aug. 31, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center will be transformed into a spotlighted high-style auction house packed with silent auction items and concluding with a live auction by auctioneer Lorne Crawford. From 7 to 10 p.m, guests will enjoy the open bar, food by Matt Haley’s Plate Catering and desserts by Touch of Italy as they peruse the auction items. “Sundance guests are amazed each year by both the quantity and the quality of the auction items,” says Murray Archibald, CAMP Rehoboth board president. “The Rehoboth Beach community really steps up, and their generosity continues to astound me. Each year is better than the last.”
The centerpiece of the auction this year is a luxurious 7-14-day Celebrity European cruise package, donated by Accent on Travel, which now has an office in Rehoboth Beach. The cruise for two includes a balcony stateroom with ocean views. The winning bidder will choose from 57 itineraries and can travel between May and October 2014 with some exclusions. All details are available upon request from CAMP Rehoboth.
On Sept. 1, the convention center will be transformed again into the region’s wildest and best dance club. The Sundance fun starts at 8 p.m., with dancing until 2 a.m. and an open bar all night. Mark Thomas hand-picks contemporary progressive tunes with a few classic sounds to get the crowd going. Paul Turner turns up the heat with his amazing lights and special effects.
Although the auction and dance are the focal point, Sundance actually kicks off a week earlier, with the Sundance Land & Sea event Sunday, Aug. 25, starting at 8 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. The event includes a 5K run, 1-Mile fun walk, sashay (costumes encouraged), half-mile swim and biathlon (half-mile swim and 5K run). This event is coordinated by the Seashore Striders, and information is available at www.seashorestriders.com.
Unfortunately, space is limited for Sundance events; get tickets early to avoid disappointment.
All proceeds from Sundance benefit CAMP Rehoboth, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, and support the activities and programs it provides to the Rehoboth community. For more information, go to camprehoboth.com. For more information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities and payment options, call Steve Elkins at 302-227-5620.