The Rehoboth Beach Bears are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit social organization in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Our coastal town is an LGBT-friendly vacation destination for residents of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, New York and beyond, with an active group of bears. In addition to our Annual Bear Weekend (which will be September 21st-24th, 2017) we offer year-round events for the bear community throughout the year. Be sure to check our Year Round Events section.
The Rehoboth Beach Bears group promotes camaraderie and inclusivity with gatherings offered throughout the year. Our biggest event is the annual Rehoboth Beach Bear Weekend. Our first Weekend was in 2015, and it was such a success we’ve made it an annual affair! The success of this event has helped us to provide benevolent gifts to area non-profits in Rehoboth Beach and the state of Delaware.
In the Community…
One of the many things that the Rehoboth Beach Bears group does in addition to planning events for the Bear Community is raising funds for local not for profit community groups. They include feeding & clothing the hungry and homeless, LGBTQ organizations and HIV/AIDS service providers. Many of our members are active volunteers and leaders in local community groups.
We sponsor a team for the Delaware AIDS Walk*… check back on the Events page for more information in mid-summer to find out how to join the team and walk with us or to sponsor/donate through a RBB Team member. Team Captain, Kenny Mahan, is excited to lead the team again this year. “We had over a dozen bears and admirers join our team in 2015 and as a team we raised over $2,000 for the walk. And, I want us to beat that figure in ’16. We ranked 3rd in team fundraising. Not too bad for a bunch of bears”. The RBBs donated an additional $250 to the 2015 Delaware AIDS Walk.
We are proud of our partnership with CAMP Rehoboth (Create A More Positive Rehoboth). Among many of the things that “CAMP” does is regularly publish “LETTER from CAMP Rehoboth”, a magazine guiding local and visitors – alike, to local gay-friendly businesses where they can feel comfortable. CAMP Rehoboth is a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to creating a more positive environment in Rehoboth Beach and its related communities. CAMP provides a wealth of health related services as well as meeting space for many LGBTQ organizations in the Community Center..