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West Coast Gathering 2018:

Hang out with men from North America, the Pacific, and Europe for all nude, all male fun Aug 31 – Sept. 9

CMEN’s West Coast Gathering 2018 will be held August 31 – September 9 in California’s 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. Several session options are available.

The West Coast Gathering will be held at a conference facility in the scenic Santa Monica mountains, secluded from the highway, full of trees, and with great views of the surrounding mountains. Amenities include a heated Olympic-size swimming pool, heated dormitory-style cabins, modern restrooms and hot showers, and several hiking trails. The camp is far from the city lights, but only 40 miles from Los Angeles.

Among the most popular features of the annual all nude CMEN Gatherings is the now famous, 88 degree Olympic-sized swimming pool. The large pool has proven a great place to relax in the Malibu sun, play volleyball, meet new friends, take an aerobics class, and to enjoy several afternoon special events.

Hikers explore local mountain trailsThe gatherings also features a variety of workshops, numerous seminars, aerobics, hiking, massage, playshops, other activities, and of course, just being with nearly 300 friendly, naked men!

Also popular are the daily themed social hours. 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 afternoon social hour and evening. The social hours are a great time to mingle with new and old friends.

The West Coast Gatherings also feature at least two shows each evening, including game shows, talent shows, and special performances. The Miss CMEN Queen contest is scheduled for Wednesday evening, Sept 5; and the Mr. Leather CMEN contest, which determines CMEN’s candidate for International Mr. Leather (IML), is scheduled for Friday evening, Sept 7.

After the evening shows, activities include dancing most nights, night swimming in the pool, night hikes, movies, cards, bingo and late night workshops.

2018 Session Options Announced:

Genital Hospital Social Hour 2012You can register for several different session options, depending on your schedule. Options include:

  • Labor Day Weekend — Aug. 31 – Sept. 3
  • Full Week — Aug. 31 – Sept. 7
  • Full 9 Days — Aug. 31 – Sept. 9
  • Six-day session — September 3-9
  • Half Week – September 5-9
  • Extended Weekend – September 6-9
  • Final Weekend — September 7-9

All food, accommodations, events, workshops, and parties are included.

The West Coast Gathering is a planned and produced by community of volunteers which reduces the price everyone pays to attend the Gathering. Volunteers also present the seminars and workshops, aerobics, massage, contests, game shows, and talent shows; others pitch in taking turns checking attendees in, leading hikes, setting up chairs, serving food at meals and social hours, serving ice cream or popcorn after shows, and other activities.

Leather and Feathers Social Hour May 2003Options and prices are available on the 2018 registration form. There’s going to be a good crowd at this event, and you’ll want to register early. The camp capacity is 300 men for each session and the 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 Malibu in September 2018 for the great sunny warm weather, the warm naked men, the friendly atmosphere, the naked hugs, and much more!! We look forward to seeing you in California in September.

The annual West Coast Gatherings are 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.

Getting to the West Coast Gathering

If you are flying into Los Angeles International Airport, bus service to the conference center is available. If you are driving, sharing a ride both saves money and is good for the environment. To offer a ride or or post a ride needed message, please join the CMEN bulletin board and group on Yahoo: join Yahoo group.

To Contact CMEN:

For further information about the West Coast Gatherings, Spring Gatherings and for further information about local CMEN events in Los Angeles, contact CMEN at 1-877-NUDIST-1 (1-877-683-4781) or email: info@cmen.org.

Exploring nature on a hikeOther Gatherings Presented by CMEN

Sign up now to join CMEN celebrating spring at the Southeast Spring Gathering beginning June 2-9, 2018 at Whispering Oaks Retreat Center in Tennessee.

Join 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.

Session options and early bird discounts are available for both gatherings.

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Photography By: Joe Lonsway, Rick B. and Jim Mc Donald