This year marks the 30th Anniversary of The Gathering (officially known as The Annual International Gathering of Male Naturists). Gay Naturists International’s (GNI) signature event is the largest nude rendezvous in the world. It attracts over 500 men annually to a spacious, 350-acre summer camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The Gathering is open to all gay, bisexual, and gay-friendly men who are at least 21 years old.
The Gathering is more of a reunion than a vacation, with many familiar faces returning every year. The property includes a 13-acre lake, two heated swimming pools, an auditorium, a phenomenal nightly Dance Club, and countless recreational opportunities. All meals, beverages, workshops, entertainment are included in one flat price. Beer and wine are included at select events.
Numerous daytime workshops include men’s health issues, legal issues affecting naturists by Naturist Action Committee (NAC), relationships, and a number of interesting discussion topics or lectures. Nature hikes and other workshops round out the educational activities. Enjoy bridge and other games, low-impact aerobics, volleyball, a fully equipped nude gym and weight room, canoe and “drag” races, oil wrestling, body painting, the GNI Regatta … or just relax at the pool and read a book.
The daily Social Hour is one of the many opportunities to mix and mingle with everyone. Savor wine, beer, soft drinks, select mixed drinks, and snacks in a beautiful lakeside setting. Every Social Hour has a theme, and costumes are encouraged! So plan ahead and undress to impress! Of course, naked is also a totally acceptable costume at all of the events!
Nightly entertainment ranges from contests (think Miss GNI Lace and Mr. GNI Leather) to variety shows put on by the attendees to professional entertainers from around the globe. This year there will be singers, comedians, and even a porn star producer — can you guess who “she” might be?
Sound like fun? It is! So visit GayNaturists.org and register today.
Rustic cabins house 8-18 men each. Each has its own restroom and shower facilities with lots of hot water.