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Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering 2018

View of the Crystal RangeJoin CMEN celebrating the warm, clothes free days of summer at the Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering July 24-29, 2018, 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 will be announced in the Spring, the 2017 themes were:

  • Tuesday, July 25 – What’s Your Sign: In the East or in the West, some believe that knowing your sign tells others a lot about you. Wear accessories symbolic of you sign tonight.
  • Wednesday, July 26 – Red Hot: Everything is red hot! Wear your favorite red cap or hat, red sandals or other red accessories this evening.
  • Thursday, July 27 – A Night on Folsom St: 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 28 – Glitter and Glamor: 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 29 – Viva Mexico: Time to take a fantasy visit South of the Border to old Mexico.  Come naturally native with nothing but a sombrero and a colorful poncho from Puebla.  Experience the sounds of Mariachi music, Spanish guitars, and erotic dancing!

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.


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Dining Hall Pool at the Northern California Gathering 2014

West Coast Gathering September 2018

Sign up now to attend West Coast Gathering, August 31 – September 9, 2018 at a conference center nestled in California’s scenic Malibu Hills. This all nude, all male gathering will attract men from throughout North America, the Pacific and Europe to enjoy the fun, Malibu sun, fresh air, camaraderie, activities, shows and workshops.This 39th all nude gathering includes several session options. Early bird discount prices available. For more information visit the West Coast Gathering page.
Photos by anonymous and Rick B.