CAMP Rehoboth shines bright with Sun Festival

September 8, 2021

Sun Festival, formerly known as Sundance, was held as a week-long, multiple-event, annual celebration this year from Aug. 29 to Sept. 5. The festival raises funds for CAMP Rehoboth’s essential health, wellness, arts and advocacy programming. The festivities started with a 5K race and biathlon Aug. 29, and concluded with performances by The Skivvies Sept. 3 and Jennifer Holliday Sept. 4 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

Over $120,000 was raised through the week-long event.

“CAMP Rehoboth was thrilled with the community support this year, especially with the convention center Broadway Performances by Jennifer Holliday and the Skivvies,” said CAMP Rehoboth Development Director Anita Broccolino. “We also want to send a very special thanks to the sponsors, auction donors and especially the local businesses who graciously held the giveback nights for us throughout the week. These funds go a long way in CAMP Rehoboth providing support services for young to older in our community. My hope is that we have done justice to the beautiful legacy started and passed to us by Murray Archibald and the late Steve Elkins.”

“For over three decades, the legacy that our founders, Murray Archibald and the late Steve Elkins, worked so tirelessly to establish, continued and was honored this past week,” said CAMP Rehoboth President Chris Beagle. “The last 18 months caused us to shift gears, but in that spirit we created this year’s new format of a weeklong Sun Festival. As it drew to a close tonight to the incomparable voice of Jennifer Holliday, ‘I am telling you’ I couldn’t be more proud of how our staff, board and volunteers worked together to deliver such a successful experience to our members and the community.”

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