NakedFest will not be held in 2016; we are hoping to plan one in 2017. Check back for details.
Sign up instead for The next GNI Gathering, held August 19 – 28, 2016. Shorter attendance options are available!
REGISTRATION FOR THE GATHERING IS CURRENTLY OPEN!
We know that a page full of terms and conditions looks scary, but please take the time to read through them. They have been created to make sure you know the nature of event, and to make sure everyone has a good time at NakedFest™. Thank you for your patience, and your interest in GNI!
Click above to view our 2014 schedule. This year will be very similar!
This is a NUDE EVENT for men aged 21 and over. Clothing is permitted only for medical conditions, inclement weather, and as a costume for stage performers and theme parties.
Still cameras can be used only in photo approved zones. Always ask permission before you take anybody’s photo to avoid problems. DO NOT take photos of anyone with a red dot/card (no photo) name badge.
In the same spirit, red dot/card wearers may not photograph or participate in any high profile contests, shows or activities that attract photographers where cameras may be used.
The use of video cameras is PROHIBITED. Violators may be expelled from the camp and NakedFest, without refund.
Your name badge must be with you at all times and must be worn at all meals.
Always sit on a towel.
No indoor smoking. Please dispose of all cigarettes properly.
No littering. Please use the receptacles provided for both trash and recycling.
No open displays of sexual activity on the “near” side of the lake.
No nudity on buses, within sight of camp boundaries, or off-premise.
No illegal substances, drugs, firearms or weapons of any kind on the campgrounds. Authorities may be notified and violators expelled from camp without refund. This is a Drug-Free event.
No fires except in designated campfire areas.
PAYMENT & CONFIRMATION
The entire cost of NakedFest™ and bus transportation is payable in full at time of registration. You can pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), check, or money order in US funds.
Each applicant – including couples – must submit a separate registration form.
Confirmation documents will be uploaded to your profile in the online Member Directory. Instructions to retrieve them will be provided by e-mail.
If you request and pay the $49 cancellation guarantee fee when you register, and are unable to attend NakedFest™ for any reason, you may cancel your registration until May 15 at no further cost. Consider purchasing the Cancellation Guarantee if you have any concerns about attendance at the time your register, as it cannot be purchased separately.
Cancellation requests received on or before May 15, by anybody who has not paid the Cancellation Guarantee at time of registration, will be honored less a $119 fee. Cancellation requests received on or before May 15, by anybody who has taken the Cancellation Guarantee at time of registration, will receive a full refund for NakedFest registration and bus transportation fees.
Cancellation requests received will be refunded per the following schedule:
on or before May 1: $119 cancellation fee (for those who don’t have the Cancellation Guarantee)
from May 2 – May 15: 50% penalty (less $119 cancellation fee for those who don’t have the Cancellation Guarantee or full refund for those that have the Cancellation Guarantee)
After May 15: No refund (for all NakedFest attendees)
Credit card refunds will be processed within 10-business days from the day of receipt of the request. Check and money order refunds will be processed within 30 days from the day of receipt of the request. All refund requests must be made in writing to the GNI Business Office by e-mail, post, or fax. We cannot transfer fees paid to a future year or to another person.
Any member who submits a check for annual dues, NakedFest™ , or GNI store items that is returned for NSF will be assessed a $45 service charge from GNI, and money owed as a result of an NSF check or credit card charge-back may result in suspension of membership until payment has been made.
GNI PHOTO POLICY
Please respect and abide by these rules, question those who may be misinformed, and, if you cannot resolve an issue, contact a Board member immediately.
Still cameras may be used unless otherwise announced. It is the photographer’s responsibility to request permission of anyone in frame before taking a photograph. If there is any objection, please delete or destroy the picture immediately.
Videos and other recordings may only be taken with the written permission of GNI and all parties involved (including those in the background).
No photo, video or other recording of GNI-sponsored events may be posted online without the express, written permission of those involved and GNI.
Recordings, photos or videos my not be taken of or by anyone with a red dot/card (“no photo”) name badge.
If you’re wearing a red dot/card (“no photo”) name badge, do not place yourself in situations where you can expect photos will be taken, and note you may not participate in high profile contests, shows and activities.
The Night Club is a “No Photo” zone.
Special events with photo sessions may be scheduled, but must be pre-approved by the Board.
Recording equipment, aside from anything providing entertainment at the Night Club, will not be allowed on the premises without Board pre-approval. This includes, but is not limited to, handheld cellular devices, video cameras, still cameras, tape recorders, voice memo recorders and streaming media.
Social hours are considered GNI-sponsored activities; thus, our photo policy is in effect.
Clearly defined photo zones may be created, where your presence will constitute approval for photos taken.
Violators of this policy may be expelled from the camp without refund, and any video or photos may be confiscated and/or destroyed.
ACTS OF WAR AND NATURAL DISASTERS
In the event NakedFest™ is cancelled, postponed or cannot be held due to acts of war, natural disaster, hurricanes, floods or other weather emergencies, public unrest, terrorism, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of GNI, GNI shall not be obligated to refund any NakedFest™ registration fees, either in full or in part, unless approved on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors of GNI. It is your responsibility to protect your travel investment; thus, we recommend that every attendee purchase travel insurance from an authorized insurance agent.
Please arrive at or after the check-in time found in your Confirmation Documents. There will be no check-in between the hours of 11PM and 8AM.
WiFi access is available throughout camp, although the network is unsecured. Information sent to or from your device can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and appropriate software, within the range of the access point. We cannot provide technical assistance and are unable guarantee a wireless connection.
NakedFest™ site takes place in northern Maryland. Evenings can be cool, and it may even rain, so plan accordingly. Forecasts will be posted daily.
CASH AND VALUABLES
Registration fees cover all your expenses for the week. There is no need to bring large sums of cash to camp. However, you may want to do some shopping at the GNI Crafts Fair or purchase something at the Naturists Action Committee (NAC) silent auction fundraiser. Credit cards are accepted at the GNI store and the NAC auction. Please leave valuables at home as we do not provide a safe, locked room, or secure area. You can, however, purchase a portable safe from a nearby office supply store and keep it with you in your cabin. You are responsible for your own security.
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