The Annual International Gathering of Male Naturists, hosted by GNI, is the largest organized nude gathering in the world. Beginning in 1985 with a small group of about 40 men, this Gathering increased each year to its present size of over 800 participants. After moving to new locations as the Gathering grew larger, GNI found the ideal venue in the early 1990’s at a spacious summer camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania that had previously hosted other large nude events.
Most of the 800 campers are housed in rustic cabins that accommodate about 10 – 12 men each. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, check out our Before & After pictures of a typical cabin. Some prefer to camp in tents or RVs. Click on Tents & RVs to see photos. We even allow offsite housing in local hotels for those that are less inclined to “roughing it.” Meals are served in the two large dining halls on either side of a large central kitchen. Large stone fireplaces and an outdoor campfire make a welcome addition to the chilly nights and early mornings in the Pocono mountains. During the day, campers have the option of participating in a variety of activities: workshops are scheduled each day on a variety of topics such as men’s health issues, legal issues affecting naturists, relationships, and sign language. Nature hikes and stargazing with a telescope round out the educational activities. For just fun and physical exhilaration, bridge, yoga, aerobics, volleyball, canoe races, and hula dancing classes are available each day; and in the evenings, square dancing, movies, and a world-class, high-energy disco with a fantastic light show go on until the wee hours of the morning.
2008 Event – 20-29 August – In the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania – more details on the Gay Naturists International Website.
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