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Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering 2019

View of the Crystal RangeJoin CMEN celebrating the warm, clothes free days of summer at the Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering July 23-28, 2019, 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 second, third and fourth 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 fourth Northern California 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 2018 Gathering were:

  • Tuesday, July 24 – MADD. Hatter: The Madd Hatter has arrived, but can’t decide what hat to wear! What would you suggest? What hat would your friends say is you? Wear your favorite hat, cap, crown, tiara, bonnet or beanie. If you belong to a local club this would be a great evening to wear your local club cap too. If not, perhaps a cap representing the city or state you are from could be worn.
  • Wednesday, July 25 – Christmas in July: Santa and his reindeer cannot stand the cold weather at the North Poll all year around, so they decided to join us in sunny California for the evening. Santa knows who has been naughty and nice! Come as one of Santa’s helpers or as an elf. Please bring a gag gift for the exchange which is planned for the social hour.
  • Thursday, July 26 – Leather masters and slaves: 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 27 – Diamonds are a girls best friend: Dress to sparkle and shimmer this afternoon.  Perhaps you’ll find paradise in a glorious ensemble, in a totally silly frock, or in the man wearing one…  Who will win our hearts?
  • Saturday, July 28 – Lei’d in Paradise: Tonight the romance, music, and foods from the  Hawaii will transport our fantasies to a tropical paradise. A beckoning drum and a faint mountain breeze add to the romance. Come natively naked or wear a lei for the evening. Hula anyone?

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

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

  • Full Gathering, July 24-29, 2018
  • Extended weekend, July 26-29
  • Weekend, July 27-29

Don’t get left out:  Reserve Now, prices and options are available on the registration form.

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 24, 2:00 p.m.
  • Arrives Sacramento International Airport July 29, 1:00 p.m.
Dining Hall Pool at the Northern California Gathering 2014

West Coast “Almost Malibu” Gathering August 2019

Sign up now to attend West Coast Gathering, August 19-28, 2019 at a conference center nestled in California’s scenic San Bernardino Mountains east of Big Bear Lake. This 42nd all nude gathering included several session options: the full week session, a full 9 day session, a 6 day session, and a Half Week session. For more information visit the West Coast Gathering page.

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