The Gathering

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Welcome to The Gathering!


Discover the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, in the buff, in a rustic summer camp setting.

With up to 800 guests, our flagship annual Gathering 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.

 

The Gathering (officially known as The Annual International Gathering of Male Naturists) is the largest organized nude rendezvous in the world. What began as a small group of 40 fellows in 1985 now attracts up to 800 men annually. Since the early 1990s we’ve been letting it all hang out at a spacious, 350-acre summer camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

While most campers hail from the U.S., we welcome guests from around the world including Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Asia and Australia. For most of us, The Gathering is more of a reunion than a vacation, with many familiar faces returning every year.

Meals are served in two large dining halls, each with a large stone fireplace and an outdoor campfire to warm your bits on cool Pocono nights. The property also includes a 13-acre lake, two heated swimming pools, an auditorium, a phenomenal nightly dance club, and countless recreational opportunities. The camp does offer limited WiFi, although the network is unsecured and we can’t offer technical assistance.

For your own security, we won’t disclose the specific location until we have received your registration form and payment, but then you’ll receive a full package including maps, driving directions, a checklist of what to bring, and a lot of FAQ’s. For those flying in, Newark is the preferred airport, and we provide limited bus service from Newark airport and Manhattan.

The Gathering is an extremely successful event from year to year and we realize that we can’t do this without the wonderful help of our volunteers and sponsors. All of the activities and events that take place throughout the week are facilitated by a large number of volunteers who do what they do, not for money, but for the love of the organization. GNI recognizes their valuable contributions in time and energy and knows that the success of every GNI event is due to them. This is also true of our sponsors who also bring us quality programming and offers our members products of interest to the male naturist community. We encourage our members and the public to support the organizations and businesses that support GNI and you can find a listing of sponsors here. This year, our top sponsors of LeatherWerks, Naturist Action Committee, Naturist Education Fund, and others will be joining us throughout the week. Stop by their workshops and participate; you’ll learn a lot. Or visit their websites and purchase products, book rooms at their resorts, etc. Your support of them allows them to continue supporting GNI. 




Check out this year’s schedule to see what kind of activities we have planned throughout the week. View it on your computer or smartphone to see how much fun we have!


Click here to register online for The Gathering Print a Registration Packet (includes all forms)Print one Registration FormPrint a Bus Transportation FormPrint a Volunteer Form

The Gathering


Click here to register online for The Gathering

 

REGISTRATION is OPEN!

Welcome to The Gathering!


Discover the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, in the buff, in a rustic summer camp setting.

With up to 800 guests, our flagship annual Gathering 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.

 

The Gathering (officially known as The Annual International Gathering of Male Naturists) is the largest organized nude rendezvous in the world. What began as a small group of 40 fellows in 1985 now attracts up to 800 men annually. Since the early 1990s we’ve been letting it all hang out at a spacious, 350-acre summer camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

While most campers hail from the U.S., we welcome guests from around the world including Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Asia and Australia. For most of us, The Gathering is more of a reunion than a vacation, with many familiar faces returning every year.

Meals are served in two large dining halls, each with a large stone fireplace and an outdoor campfire to warm your bits on cool Pocono nights. The property also includes a 13-acre lake, two heated swimming pools, an auditorium, a phenomenal nightly dance club, and countless recreational opportunities. The camp does offer limited WiFi, although the network is unsecured and we can’t offer technical assistance.

For your own security, we won’t disclose the specific location until we have received your registration form and payment, but then you’ll receive a full package including maps, driving directions, a checklist of what to bring, and a lot of FAQ’s. For those flying in, Newark is the preferred airport, and we provide limited bus service from Newark airport and Manhattan.

The Gathering is an extremely successful event from year to year and we realize that we can’t do this without the wonderful help of our volunteers and sponsors. All of the activities and events that take place throughout the week are facilitated by a large number of volunteers who do what they do, not for money, but for the love of the organization. GNI recognizes their valuable contributions in time and energy and knows that the success of every GNI event is due to them. This is also true of our sponsors who also bring us quality programming and offers our members products of interest to the male naturist community. We encourage our members and the public to support the organizations and businesses that support GNI and you can find a listing of sponsors here. This year, our top sponsors of LeatherWerks, Naturist Action Committee, Naturist Education Fund, and others will be joining us throughout the week. Stop by their workshops and participate; you’ll learn a lot. Or visit their websites and purchase products, book rooms at their resorts, etc. Your support of them allows them to continue supporting GNI. 




Check out this year’s schedule to see what kind of activities we have planned throughout the week. View it on your computer or smartphone to see how much fun we have!


Click here to register online for The Gathering Print a Registration Packet (includes all forms)Print one Registration FormPrint a Bus Transportation FormPrint a Volunteer Form

Body Electric Workshop


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The next GNI Gathering will be held August 18 – 27, 2017.

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BODY ELECTRIC RETURNS TO THE GATHERING!

GNI is once again offering the Celebrating the Body Erotic (CBE) introductory workshop by The Body Electric School during the Early Arrival weekend (August 18 – 20, 2017). We’ve offered CBE during the past four Gatherings and they’ve been a huge success!

The Body Electric School workshops can help you experience your potential as a fully-integrated, loving, and self-aware being through personal growth exercises, touch, massage, conscious breath, and honoring the wisdom of the body. Come experience deeper, conscious connection with men in a safe, healthy, and playful setting. We raise erotic energy, but this is not sex. Most men find this work to be rejuvenating, uplifting, and healing.

Watch the CBE video clip on the Body Electric homepage or on YouTube.

Read more information about the CBE workshop here.

Questions? Contact the BE local coordinator, Nick Padilla, at philadelphia@b-e-school.com.

SCHEDULE

CBE is a great way to begin your Gathering. The CBE workshop will be held on Early Arrival weekend, from Friday to Sunday, August 18 – 20, 2017. It starts with an evening session on Friday, and continues all day Saturday and Sunday. Workshop participants should plan to arrive at The Gathering before dinner on Friday, August 18 with a commitment to attending the entire workshop. It will be an experience you will never forget!

FACILITATOR

The course will be led by Dave Allen, Body Electric faculty member. You can read his bio here.

SPACE IS LIMITED!

The class size is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible. This workshop filled to capacity last year.

WORKSHOP TUITION

The workshop tuition is separate from The Gathering registration fee, but GNI members qualify for a discounted tuition of $548.25 (15% off). New to GNI? A complimentary, trial membership to GNI is included for those attending the Early Arrival Weekend option (for any participant that isn’t already a GNI member), good through August 31, 2017, so new members coming just for the workshop can receive the tuition discount, too. (If you extend your stay at The Gathering after the workshop or registered for the Early Arrival & First Half or Early Arrival & Full Week option, you will need to purchase a standard GNI membership of $40 if you’re not already a current member.)

Some tuition assistance may be available based on need. Contact the BE local coordinator, Nick Padilla, at philadelphia@b-e-school.com.

GNI GATHERING ATTENDANCE

To attend the CBE workshop, you must choose a Gathering attendance option that includes Early Arrival weekend. Gathering prices include housing, all meals and beverages, and regular Gathering programming, activities, and entertainment.

We encourage our regular Gathering attendees coming for Early Arrival to sign up for this workshop. Workshop participants coming only for the workshop may decide to stay on at The Gathering and upgrade to any of the regular Gathering attendance options.

Below is a summary of the attendance options open to CBE participants. For the full list of attendance options for The Gathering only, visit the GNI pricing page.

Gathering Attendance Options for CBE Workshop Participants

Option

Dates

Price

Last meal provided

Must depart by

Early Arrival Weekend*

Friday – Monday,
August 18 – 21

$508 before April 30

Monday breakfast

Monday, 11 AM

Early Arrival & First Half Week

Friday – Wednesday,
August 18 – 23

**

Wednesday breakfast

Wednesday, 11 AM

Early Arrival & Full Week

Friday – Sunday,
August 18 – 27

**

(2nd) Sunday breakfast

(2nd) Sunday, noon


* The Early Arrival weekend Option price includes a trial GNI membership valid through August 31, 2017. The workshop tuition is additional and must be paid at the time of registration.

** Pricing varies based on length of stay. See Gathering attendance options. The workshop tuition is additional and must be paid at the time of registration.

LODGING

CBE participants may stay in a cabin with fellow participants or in a different cabin (to be with other friends or in a certain part of the campground, etc.). Your housing will be confirmed upon your arrival at camp.

Any workshop participant that decides to extend his stay beyond the weekend will be gladly accommodated, although it may be necessary to move to a different cabin. At any time after you register for The Gathering and before the end of the workshop, contact or visit the GNI Business Office (located on-site during The Gathering) to upgrade to a standard GNI membership and a longer attendance option.

REGISTRATION

Are you ready to be part of this powerful, body-positive experience? To attend Celebrating the Body Erotic (CBE) on August 18 – 20, you must register for the GNI Gathering. Click the registration link above. You will select your attendance options during the registration process. Once you are registered for The Gathering, you will be contacted by the workshop coordinator to complete your workshop registration.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Activities


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Check out this year’s schedule to see what kind of activities we have planned during the week. View it on your computer or smartphone to see how much fun we have!



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Show us your brain: Daytime Workshops

Topics include men’s health issues, legal issues affecting naturists, relationships, leather/kink workshops facilitated by LeatherWerks, and a number of of interesting discussion topics or lectures. Nature hikes and other workshops round out the educational activities.


Naked Yoga Immersion
Naked yoga has long been a staple of Gathering programming, along with other health and wellness offerings. Each year, we are having more yoga than ever before. GNI has lined up talented yoga instructors, some of them certified, to teach nearly two dozen classes at The Gathering in a variety of styles. Get yoga class and faculty info.


Daily Diversions
Enjoy bridge, yoga, aerobics, volleyball, a fully equipped nude gym and weight room, canoe and drag races, oil wrestling or just relax at the pool and read a book.


Whitewater Rafting
This year, we will offer the rafting options to our group giving everyone a couple types of trips to choose from. Last year, we scheduled two Family Style rafting trips. It’s an 8-mile run of class I and II rapids, and has a touch of class III rapids; it’s ideal for everyone – beginners, groups, and older adults. 

The second, exciting rafting trip we will be offering is the Dam Release Whitewater. You’ll be surrounded by state park protected mountains while enjoying 12 miles and 4-5 hours of Class II, III whitewater rafting and breathtaking scenery. This is a fun, thrilling, and memorable whitewater rafting trip that everyone can do – no experience necessary! You’ll blast through over 17 rapids, laugh, get wet and have an amazing day outdoors. If you were on the river last year, imagine a longer route, more exciting rapids, and fun! Since the state park regulates water releases from which these trips can be scheduled, we’ll be offering this event on TBD.

These rates include all the necessary rafting equipment, life jackets, change rooms, shuttle service to/from the river and professional river guides, lunches, and moonlight party. There’s something for everyone and if your experience this year is like any of the guys who went last year, you’ll have the time of your life! .


New York Excursion & Tour
For the first time, GNI is introducing an OPTIONAL pre-Gathering excursion to New York prior to the start of The Gathering. Since so many travel long distances and we have the benefit of being so close to New York City, were creating an opportunity for you to spend two (2) days in New York before the camp opens on Friday, August 17!

Your tour will commence on Wednesday, August 15, led by the lovely host, Josh L. who’s planning an exciting fun-filled tour around the city before you catch the Manhattan bus and ride to camp. Plan to arrive no later than 2:00 pm (EDT), check in to your hotel, and Josh will lead a group around the city seeing the sights on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning.

Days / Times:
Wednesday, August 15, 2:00 pm to Friday, August 17, 2:00 pm

Hotel:
GNI has arranged for reduced pricing at Colonial House Inn in Chelsea. Call Colonial House Inn to book your room; there are four rooms of various rates to choose from. Mention that you’re with GNI and you’ll receive a 10% discount. Besides being close to many gay bars and various sights to see, Colonial House Inn also has a clothing-optional roof for you to enjoy! Contact Colonial House Inn at (212) 243-9669 and ask for Tony.

Things you’ll see:
Josh is planning to take you on a great tour of the city; we won’t tell you all of the details of the itinerary but were sure you’re going to love what he has planned to show you! We can tell you that you’ll be visiting the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory (Freedom Tower), Stonewall Inn, and then on Thursday evening, we may even have a private naked party planned for you. On Friday afternoon, Josh will take you to the pickup location for the Manhattan bus. Everyone will board the bus and embark to camp!

To reserve your spot on the tour and to give us a head count for the number of tickets we need to purchase for the various sights that charge an entrance fee (these sights encourage tourists to pre-book ticket purchases weeks in advance), simply click on the box on The Gathering registration form by July 15, 2018. Once tickets to the various sights are purchased, we are unable to issue you a refund.

The cost of the tour is $118.50, but keep in mind that you will be responsible for your hotel, food, and beverages.

We hope that you consider taking advantage of this offer; we think many will enjoy seeing New York led by one of its own residents. Josh will be joining us at camp so we know you’re bound to have a good time.


Social Hours, 5 – 6-ish PM daily
Savor wine, beer, soft drinks, select mixed drinks, and snacks in a beautiful lakeside setting. Every party has a theme, and costumes are encouraged! So plan ahead and undress to impress! Naked is also a totally acceptable costume at all of our themed social hours! While this event can be an eyeful, please respect GNI’s photo policy.

Member clubs are invited to ‘sponsor’ a social hour. There is no cost to you and we provide the beverages and snacks. We simply need at least two (2) members manning the wine bar at any given time. In exchange you can hang your banner, set out brochures, hand out invitations to cabin parties and your sponsorship will be mentioned in The Daily Informer. We even let you pick the theme! To see this years’ lineup of themes, click here: Social Hours. Let the Business Office know if you’re interested in sponsoring a night.


The Sunset Strip
Evening activities include nightly shows, contests, parties, movies, snacks, and the world-class Dance Club – with an impressive sound system and light show – into the wee hours.


Evening Entertainment
Evenings feature talent shows and pageants such as Miss Lace and the the Mr. GNI contest. These are well-produced events that are sure to entertain and delight you. Our Mr. GNI Leather, Mr. Bare Bear contests will also be held at other times. There’s also a nightly movie series after the main show.

We’ll also hand out prizes and awards throughout the week.


Big Bids: The NAC Auction
To help raise funds for the Naturist Action Committee (NAC), bring us an item you’d like to donate, and help us fetch top dollar for it through our silent auctions. Bob Morton, NAC Executive Director, will speak to the group about the anti-nudity opposition NAC works hard to overcome, including legal issues and nude beaches. We encourage you to make a donation to this important organization.


Entertainment
TBD!

Accommodations


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This was an old summer camp for kids that has been updated to cater to professional organizations, corporate retreats and adult groups.


Cabins
Have a blast in one of 70+ cabins that house 8-18 men each (the average cabin holds 8-10 men). Beds and mattresses are provided, and can be arranged any way you like. Camp staff is available to help get your gear to your cabin or campsite.

Each cabin has full bathroom facilities and begs for your designer touch (we can lose the clothes, but we can’t lose the gay gene).


Tents / RVs
We have spaces for Tents & RVs. Sewer, water, and electrical hookups are not available, although you will be assigned nearby shower and bathroom privileges. Each member in your tent or RV must register separately.


Hotel and Offsite Housing
If rustic thoughts give you a rash, why not stay in a nearby hotel and join us for daily activities? Room and commute charges will be your responsibility, and no fees will be deducted, but some of us can’t put a price on luxury! Contact our Business Office to learn more.

Freedom Has Its Price


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Admission to The Gathering includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks), beverages (water, soft drinks, beer, some mixed drinks, and wine), accommodations, use of camp facilities (basketball/tennis/volleyball courts, weight room, canoes and paddle boats), 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!

Register online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, accepted). We’ve sold out in the past, so register early. You should also read our Refund Policy before you register.

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Linen Rentals: why schlep your sheets?

 

Linen rentals are available for only $48 and include:

  • a twin fitted sheet

  • top sheet

  • pillowcase

  • pillow

  • blanket

  • 3 large bath towels

  • 2 washcloths


Just check the box when you register!

Dates Attendance Option

Early

Regular

Late

To Dec 31, 2017Jan 1 – Jun 30Jul 1 – Aug 17
Aug 17-26 Early Arrival & Full Week * $1225 $1261$1325
Aug 19-26 Full Week $1010 $1040 $1092
Aug 17-22 Early Arrival & First Half Week * $772 $795 $835
Aug 19-22 First Half Week $520 $536 $563
Aug 22-26 Second Half Week $662 $683 $717
Aug 17-19 Early Arrival Weekend * $520 $536 $563

* = Body Electric Eligible. If you are planning to attend the Body Electric workshop, you must choose one of these options.

Day Rate: $155 – Any one of the attendance options can be extended by paying the day rate of $155 per day per person.


BRING A BUDDY!
Up to a $50 Referral Rebate

If you’ve already attended The Gathering, you’ll receive up to a $50 rebate* for every first-time attendee you refer!

To receive this credit, you and your new guest(s) must both register, pay for, and attend The Gathering, then let us know who referred whom before August 17, 2018. If anybody cancels or is a no-show, this offer is void, although there is no limit on rebates offered. Rebates in the form of a check will be mailed after The Gathering has ended.


*$50.00 rebates are issued for “Early Arrival + Full Week” and “Full Week” option. Any Half Week option are issued a $20 rebate. Rebates are not issued for weekend or day rates.


10% Next Generation Discount
If you’re under 35 years old when you register, we’ll give you 10% off camp and bus registration fees the first time you attend The Gathering. It’s part of our Next Generation Initiative for Naturism (NGIN), which is all about getting younger guys to discover the joys of nudism. Just scan and e-mail a copy of your government-issued ID or fax it to (954) 567-2070.

Getting from A to Being Naked


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We arrange reliable transportation to The Gathering from Newark International Airport and from midtown Manhattan. Just reserve and pay for your seat when you register. Buses depart on time, and the trip is about 2 hours, so plan your flights accordingly. Fares are $50* each way.


Buses To Camp

Near Grand Central Station, Manhattan | departure from The Hyatt Hotel, west side of Lexington (between 42nd and 43rd)

  • 2:00 pm – Friday, August 17, 2018

  • 2:00 pm – Sunday, August 19, 2018


Newark International Airport | departure from Terminal B, Lowest Level, Door #3

  • 3:00 pm – Friday, August 17, 2018

  • 3:00 pm – Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • 2:00 pm – Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Buses Home

  • 9:00 am – Sunday, August 26, 2018 – To Manhattan

  • 9:00 am – Sunday, August 26, 2018 – To Newark International Airport

  • 11:00 am – Sunday, August 26, 2018 – To Newark International Airport

There is NO bus departing on Wednesday either into Manhattan or Newark International Airport. Please make your own travel arrangements.


If you can’t make these buses, and can’t drive, a local taxi can bring you to camp from the bus station in Stroudsburg. Check out Martz Trailways (570-421-3040) for current bus schedules or contact Pocono Cab Company (570-424-2800) for taxi rates and information. Please do not call and ask us to “send someone to pick you up” as we are unable to accommodate those requests. On your departure from camp, we recommend that you take a cab to the bus station and then catch a ride on Martz Trailways into Port Authority in Manhattan for your return trip if you are departing on Wednesday or anytime during the week.

*The bus rate is subject to a fuel surcharge and, if imposed, will be collected when you board. Reservations made after July 15 must be paid by credit card. Cancellations are subject to a $5 fee per trip, and changes made after your confirmation notice (issued in early August) is sent are subject to a $5 fee.

Social Hours - Don your costume. Or don't!


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Social Hour Themes
GNI Gathering Social Hours, August 2017; 5 to 6-ish p.m. (except as otherwise noted)
Day DateTheme (or submission guideline)Sponsoring club or group*
Friday18Simply NakedGNI Staff
Saturday19Bourbon and BeadsCabin A8
Sunday20Around the WorldGNI Board of Directors
Monday21The New(d) MoonSEMEN – Cabin G4
Tuesday22We’re here, we’re queer, we’re naked Naked M8’s
Wednesday23BiZaRrE / BazaarNaked Party Boys – Cabin C8
Thursday24Black and BlueMr. GNI Leather Contestants
Friday25Woof!Bare Bears – Cabin A1
Saturday26The Lampshade PartyThe Ark – Cabin J5

GNI encourages participants at the themed Social Hours to be creative with their costumes, but in a manner that is appropriate to the theme and consistent with the nudist character of The Gathering.

* GNI thanks the sponsoring clubs, cabins, or other groups whose members provide volunteer staffing for Social Hours. Sponsoring groups compete for a prize for best Social Hour. A winner will be chosen by audience applause in the Auditorium on the final evening.

To sponsor a Social Hour, contact the GNI Business Office with the name or cabin number of your group, the available day your group is committing to volunteer, and three theme suggestions (within the guideline, if any, for that day). The Gathering Committee will select the best one and post it here.


Terms And Conditions


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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 The Gathering. Thank you for your patience, and your interest in GNI!


GNI RULES

  1. 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. If you are a first time attendee, you can participate in our clothing-optional weekend; clothing is permitted ONLY during Early Arrival (for 2018, from arrival on Friday, August 17 until 5 pm on Sunday, August 19th).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The use of video cameras is PROHIBITED. Violators may be expelled from the camp without refund.

  5. Your name badge must be with you at all times and must be worn at all meals.

  6. Always sit on a towel.

  7. No indoor smoking. Please dispose of all cigarettes properly.

  8. No littering. Please use the receptacles provided for both trash and recycling.

  9. No open displays of sexual activity on the “near” side of the lake.

  10. No nudity on buses, within sight of camp boundaries, or off-premise.

  11. 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.

  12. No fires except in designated campfire areas.

  13. No pets.


PAYMENT & CONFIRMATION
The entire cost of The Gathering 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. Sorry, payment plans are not available.

  • 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. Please make sure your e-mail is configured to receive communications from gaynaturists.org and gni@memberclicks-mail.net. Check your spam or junk mail file for missing e-mail from GNI.


CANCELLATION GUARANTEE
If you request and pay the $53 cancellation guarantee fee when you register, and are unable to attend The Gathering for any reason, you may cancel your registration until August 1 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.


REFUND POLICY
Cancellation requests received on or before July 15, by anybody who has not paid the cancellation guarantee at time of registration, will be honored less an $119 fee.

Cancellation requests received after July 15 will be refunded per the following schedule:

  • on or before July 15: $119 cancellation fee

  • July 16 – August 1: 50% penalty (less $119 cancellation fee)

  • After Aug 1: No refund

What do we refund?

GNI will refund the cost of The Gathering, donations, linen rental fee, bus transportation fee(s), day extension(s), and off camp excursions (whitewater rafting, New York tour).  

What we do not refund:

Membership fees, cancellation guarantee, credit card processing fees, and à la carte mailing fees.

The total amount refunded will be based on whether or not the cancellation guarantee was taken at the time of registration. For refunds requested that have not been secured by the cancellation guarantee, they will be calculated based on the refund policy rates listed above.

Credit card refunds will be processed within 10-business days from the date of the request. Check and money order refunds will be processed within 30 days from the date 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 or The Gathering, 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.


CHECK IN / CHECK OUT POLICY

Check out time any day of the week is 11:00 am. Attendees who will be departing any day of the week other than ending Sunday will be required to officially check out at the Front Gate by 11:00 am on the day they are scheduled to leave camp. Those who stay beyond the checkout time of 11:00 am will be charged for an extra day at the published rate. Those who don’t check out at the Front Gate will be charged through ending Sunday. By registering for The Gathering, you agree to abide by GNI’s check out policy and authorize transactions to your credit card should the need to collect additional fees arise.

You agree to keep a valid credit card on file with GNI.
You agree to authorize your credit card to be charged if you stay beyond your checkout time.


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 or Staff member immediately.

  1. Those wishing to not be photographed must indicate so on their registration form. They will be issued a GNI Name Badge that is red, contained in a red holder, or be affixed with a red dot or red stripe (a “Red Tagged Badge”).

  2. Photo or videographers must be mindful of members wearing Red Tagged Badges. You may not take their photo without their permission.
  1. Photo or videographers must also be mindful of “No Photo” zones that may be posted in certain areas or at certain activities. Taking photos or videos of people in that area is not permitted.

  2. Except during certain sanctioned photo opportunities, taking of photos or videos are prohibited at all times in the Dance Club.

  3. Red Tagged Badge wearers may not participate in any high-profile contests, shows or activities where the primary activity involves being seen by others in such a way that it is impossible to segregate themselves from non-red-tagged badge wearers (e.g., on stage). If a Red Tagged Badge wearer does participate in such a contest or show, they are giving tacit approval to be photographed.

  4. For smaller events and activities, especially those organized around photography, the organizer or facilitator may establish rules specific to that event or activity. Red Tagged Badge wearers should notify the organizer of their Red Tagged status so that they may inform the other participants and ensure that the rules are understood. In any case, it is strongly suggested that photographers proactively seek the consent of participants, regardless of Red Tagged Badge status.

  5. Anyone willfully and knowingly violating this policy may be expelled from the event without refund.

ACTS OF WAR AND NATURAL DISASTERS
In the event The Gathering 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 Gathering 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 you purchase travel insurance from an authorized agent.


CHECK-IN
Please arrive at or after the check-in time found on your FRONT GATE PASS. The gate will otherwise be closed and monitored by security. There will be no check-in between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am.


WiFi
WiFi access is available in limited areas, 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.


WEATHER
The Gathering site takes place in the Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania. Evenings can be cool, and it may even rain, so plan accordingly. Forecasts will be posted daily on the information board by the camp’s main office.


CASH, VALUABLES, and SECURITY
Registration fees cover all your expenses for the week. There is no need to bring large sums of cash, although you may want to shop at the GNI Craft Fair or purchase something at the Naturist Action Committee (NAC) auction. Credit cards are accepted at the GNI store and 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 at a nearby office supply store and keep it with you in your cabin. You are responsible for your own security.

I have read, understand and AGREE to all of GNI's published Terms & Conditions to register for the GNI Gathering.

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GNI Print Kiosk


Welcome to the GNI Print Kiosk


GNI is using the EventMobi app (accessible from your smart phone or laptop) to provide all of our members with real-time access to schedule and other important information. This app is the best way to get up-to-the minute information and last-minute schedule changes. You can access the app on your smartphone or mobile device at www.eventmobi.com/gni2017. However, some members have requested access to printed copies of our daily schedule, The Daily Informer. To accommodate everyone, we have developed the GNI Print Kiosk!

You can use the GNI Print Kiosk to print your own personal copy of The Gathering schedule! You may use this feature as often as you like. But please note: to ensure you have the most up-to-date information available, we do recommend that you wait until 24 hours prior to the day you want to print to ensure you get the most current information available as new activities are added on-the-fly, locations and times may change, etc.

The Print Kiosk is available for public use 24/7 at The Gathering found in Left Dining Hall. Please note that this computer and printer will be limited to printing the daily schedule and cannot be used for personal web surfing, email, or office work.

Click here to access the GNI Print Kiosk