NakedFest – GNI’s new summer event – made its premier in August 2014 with huge success!  Drawing on the tradition of our annual signature event, The Gathering, we create a fresh, new summer event, rich with content, for men to frolic naked in the woods.  If you are familiar with The Gathering, prepare for a new experience as NakedFest delivers something new.

At this time, GNI is not planning to host NakedFest in 2016. We are planning one in 2017 at a new location. Watch for details.

Sign up instead for The next GNI Gathering, held August 19 – 28, 2016. Shorter attendance options are available!


With hundreds of guests, our new event – NakedFest – is the world’s largest all-nude event. It’s open to all gay, bisexual, and gay-friendly men who are at least 21 and a current member of GNI.

While most campers hail from the US, we welcome guests from around the world including our neighbors to the north – Canada,  Europe, Central and South America, Asia and Australia. For most of us, NakedFest is more of a reunion than a vacation, with many familiar faces returning every year.

Located in northern Maryland, the camp is about an hour drive from both Baltimore and Philadelphia making it easily accessible by cars, buses, trains, and planes.  The camp features a number of newly renovated cabins that are self-contained with showers, sinks, toilets,  “memory foam” mattresses and box springs and comfortably houses up to 450 men.  For those that want to “rough it”, there is ample space for tenting and RV’s with showers and restrooms nearby. 

A number of camp amenities are available for our use including a large dining hall, theater, amphitheater, and an outdoor, covered Pavilion, to name a few.  An Olympic-size swimming pool, volleyball, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, and a variety of other sports facilities round out the options available for our use.  With over 200 acres of heavily-wooded forests, lots of privacy can be found most anywhere; walking trails abound.  Take a walk “across the lake”; find your nearest private hideaway to share alone or invite a buddy, and enjoy the warmer temps traditionally experienced during a summer vacation with an earlier scheduled venue.  Admission to NakedFest includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks), beverages (water, soft drinks, beer, and wine), accommodations, use of camp facilities (basketball/tennis/volleyball courts), admission to all evening activities and more. Unless you purchase something from the Crafts Fair, GNI store, or NAC/NEF auction, you won’t need any cash or credit cards!