Brewfest at the Beach

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Thank you for your interest in Brewfest at the Beach, the New London Rotary Foundation Inc’s largest fundraiser.  The primary beneficiary of the Brewfest fundraiser is Camp Rotary, a quality summer camp experience for inner-city children.  Each year, we pledge $25,000 to support Camp Rotary and your attendance at Brewfest at the Beach helps us to make that pledge. 

The New London Rotary Club is part of Rotary International.  Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs.


The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

Camp Rotary

Camp Rotary is a youth camp started in 1998 for middle school students from New London Schools.  A partnership project among the Rotary Club of New London, the New London Public Schools, Connecticut College and AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Camp Rotary provides an opportunity for children to learn about themselves, build confidence and self-awareness, and develop leadership skills through interaction with their peers and leaders from the New London community.  Participants take part in physical and educational activities that include field trips to places such as Connecticut College, Mystic Aquarium, Ocean Beach Park, Yale University, and many others. 


Students who attend Camp Rotary attend at NO cost to them, which is why your attendance at our event is so appreciated.  We hope you enjoy Brewfest at the Beach and knowing that, by participating, you have made a valuable contribution to our community and the children in it.  Thank you!