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Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering 2024
Plan now to join CMEN celebrating the warm, clothes-free days of summer at the Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering July 21 – 28, 2024, at a secluded 400-acre retreat center in California’s scenic Sierra Foothills east of Auburn.
NOTE: NOTE: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccinations, with booster(s), will be required to enter the camp, NO exceptions.
This all-male, all-nude event will include pool activities, scenic hikes, a variety of seminars and workshops, themed social hours, evening shows, dances, parties, lots of nude men and MUCH MORE!
CMEN’s first Northern California Gathering, held in August 2014, was a great success with 100 men attending. The following Northern California Gatherings were also a huge success with about 125 men attending each one. We made new friends and had a great time together.
We think you will greatly enjoy CMEN’s Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering!
Full Registration Includes:
- Six days of all-male, all-nude, summer fun;
- Accommodations include a choice of semi-private (2-person or 4-person) rooms, bunk cabins, or camping;
- Large in-ground heated swimming pool;
- Friendly relaxing atmosphere;
- All Meals & Snacks;
- Full Schedule of activities, including workshops, mountain hiking, pool activities, volleyball, pup mosh, themed social hours, evening entertainment, dancing, and parties.
Social Hour & Evening Themes
Among the highlights of each day at the CMEN gatherings are the late afternoon social hour parties and evening events.
Just for fun, the social hour parties and evening events have a different theme each day.
While nudity is still the overall rule, gathering attendees are encouraged (but not required) to wear accessories that correspond to the theme for the social hour and evening. Social hour “costumes” can range from a simple cap or hat to the outlandish. The 2023 themes were:
Monday 7/24 – Hats & Boas: Welcome to the Northern California Gathering, wear your favorite hat or boa to tell us something about you this evening.
Tuesday 7/25 – Mardi Gras: It’s Carnival time, boys! Don your beads and masks, let’s show New Orleans (and Rio?) how to put on a party! It’s Fat Tuesday and Ass Wednesday is just around the corner! The Mardi Gras celebration culminates in a parade of debauchery. Wear some green, purple, and gold… like a Harlequin Jester with peacock feather!
Wednesday 7/26 – Drag Night: Oh Darling! Dress to sparkle tonight. Perhaps you will find paradise in a luxurious ensemble, in something totally silly, or in the man wearing one….
Thursday 7/27 – Leather Night: The masculine aroma of men in black leather will fill the air; look your best in polished motorcycle boots, black leather cap, harness, and other accessories.
Friday 7/28 – Red Hot Night: Everything is red hot today! Wear your favorite red cap, red sandals, a Santa hat or how about some red-hot Matador tights?! Dress up as Elmo the muppet, Jessica Rabbit or wear the Cat in the Hat’s red hat! Instead of dressing up to walk the Red Carpet, WEAR the red carpet!
Saturday 7/29 – Rainbow Night: Which is your favorite color in the rainbow? Wear your favorite color cap and accessories this evening. Together, we each add a color to the rainbow.
Session Options — Register Early!
Three session options are available:
- Full Gathering, July 22-28
- Extended weekend, July 25-28
- Weekend, July 26-28
Options and prices are available on the registration form.
Space is limited, you’ll want to register early, as previous fall events have sold out. Don’t be left out! There will be no registration at the site, and all men must be at least 21 years old to attend this event.
Come to Northern California in July for the great sunny warm weather, the warm naked men, the friendly atmosphere, the naked hugs, and much more!
The Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering is hosted by CMEN, an international social organization for gay and bisexual men who enjoy nude social and recreational activities.
First time attending a CMEN naturist event? Check out the Attending your First Gathering page.
Southern California West Coast Gathering August 2024
Sign up now to attend CMEN’s flagship gathering, West Coast Gathering 2024, August 18-26, at a conference center nestled in Southern California’s scenic San Bernardino Mountains east of Big Bear Lake, only 88 miles east of Los Angeles. This 54th all nude gathering includes several session options: the full week session, a half week session or weekend session. Proof of full Covid-19 vaccinations will be required to enter the camp, NO exceptions. For more information visit the West Coast Gathering page.
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