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Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering 2021

View of the Crystal RangeJoin CMEN celebrating the warm, clothes free days of summer at the Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering July 27 – August 1, 2021, at a secluded 400 acre retreat center in California’s scenic Sierra Foothills east of Auburn.

This all male, all nude event is planned to 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 120-125 men attending each one. We made new friends and had a great time together.

We think you will greatly enjoy CMEN’s eighth 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: Evening Shows, Themed Social Hours, Seminars, Workshops, Contests, Dancing and Parties.

First Social Hour at CMEN Northern California Gathering 2014Social 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.

Themes for the Mid-Summer Gathering 2021 will be announced in the spring, Mid-Summer Gathering 2020 themes were:

  • Tuesday, July 28 – Something Yellow: Wear your Yellow Jacket with a Yellow rose of Texas upon your lapel. Perhaps be Mellow Yellow, tie a Yellow ribbon ‘round your ole’ oak “tree” or live in a “Yellow Submarine.” Be a Yellow Journalist, a daisy, a daffodil, a sunflower, or Snoopy’s pal Woodstock. Remember Yellow showers bring banana-sized attention! Wear your festive yellow accessories.
  • Wednesday, July 29 – Jocks and Cheerleaders: Like GEAR wear? Perhaps you emulate a football player? Any “sport” will do this afternoon! So, Strap on that Jock or shoulder pads, or score a Touch-Down in an outfit that rather involves Pom Poms, pig-tailed wigs and teensy skirts w/nothin’ underneath!
  • Thursday, July 30 – Black and Blue Party (Leather):  Yes Sir!  The masculine aroma of men in black leather fills the air.  Will tonight be the night of your fantasies?  look your best in polished motorcycle boots, black leather cap, harness, and other accessories.
  • Friday, July 31 – Pretty in Pink:  Why wait for your Pink Slip? The Fuchsia is Now! Will Miss Piggy show up in her shocking pink poodle skirt eating cotton candy? Or will it be the Pink Panther chewing pink bubble gum? Pink Flamingos wearing rose-colored glasses… or a Pink Elephant in a Pink Cadillac sipping pink champaign on ice? You decide… because this afternoon, everything is Code Pink.
  • Saturday, August 1 – Genital Hospital: Ever wanted to play doctor or nurse? Now is the time! Take the Hippocratic Oath and dress in scrubs today with a stethoscope dangling from your nether regions! Or would a M.A.S.H. character be more your suit? Could you relate more to Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?” Dominant doctors, nelly nurses, and crazy patients unite!

Hike during Northering California Gathering 2014Session Options — Register Early!

Register early, space is limited. Three session options are available:

  • Full Gathering, July 27 – August 1, 2021
  • Extended weekend, July 29 – August 1, 2021
  • Weekend, July 30- August 1, 2021

Options and prices are available on the registration form. Space is limited, you’ll want to register early, 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 California Men Enjoying Naturism, 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.

Sacramento Airport Shuttle:

Retreat Center CabinsBus Transportation is available from the Sacramento Airport:

  • Depart Sacramento International Airport July 27, 2:00 p.m.
  • Arrives Sacramento International Airport August 1, 12:00 p.m.
Dining Hall Pool at the Northern California Gathering 2014

West Coast Gathering August 2020

Sign up now to attend CMEN’s flagship gathering, West Coast Gathering 2020, August 21-30, 2020, at a conference center nestled in Southern California’s scenic San Bernardino Mountains east of Big Bear Lake. This 45th all nude gathering includes several session options: the full 9 day session, a full week session, a half week session or either weekend session. For more information visit the West Coast Gathering page.

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Photos by anonymous and Rick B.