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Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering 2020

View of the Crystal Range

Join CMEN celebrating the warm, clothes free days of summer at the Northern California Mid-Summer Gathering July 28 – August 2, 2020, 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 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.

Social Hour & Evening Themes

First Social Hour at CMEN Northern California Gathering 2014

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 2020 will be announced next spring, 2019 themes were:

  • Tuesday, July 23 – Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street: It’s party time at the Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Wear your beads, feather masks, and other festive accessories.
  • Wednesday, July 24 – Pirates of the Pacific: Ahoy mate! Tonight we set sail on an adventure to honor the daring sailors on the Pacific Ocean, and the fearless romantic pirates they were always chasing. Grab your sailor hat or your pirates hat if you dare to sail on the dark side.
  • Thursday, July 25 – Night on Folsom Street:  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 26 – Divas in Satin and Lace:  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 27A day at the Dude Ranch: Howdy Cowboy! Imagine yourself riding in from the open prairie after a day out on the trail. Throw on your hat, boots, and other accessories this evening pardner.

Session Options — Register Early!

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

Hike during Northering California Gathering 2014
  • Full Gathering, July 28 – August 2, 2020
  • Extended weekend, July 30 – August 2, 2020
  • Weekend, July 31- August 2, 2020

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 Cabins

Bus Transportation is available from the Sacramento Airport:

  • Depart Sacramento International Airport July 28, 2:00 p.m.
  • Arrives Sacramento International Airport August 2, 1:00 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.