Bare Bears

Camp Out and Hunt Bear 

With their penchant for relaxed, casual living, it’s no surprise that many “bears” enjoy the naturist lifestyle. There is a strong following of bears at Naked Camp at the GNI Gathering.
What’s up with the Bears at Naked Camp
  • 22st Annual GNI Bare Bears Pool Party — Friday, August 23, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm at the Upper Pool (or Gym in case of rain).
    Segues into daily Social Hour, 5:00 pm – 6-ish pm, in the same location.
  • Annual Mr. Bare Bear Contest — Friday, August 23, 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm at the Upper Pool during the Bare Bears Pool Party.
    Contestants may sign up in advance at Gathering check-in, at information table on resort office porch, or just before the 

Are you the Next Mr. Bare Bear?

Chris Gonzalez, Mr. Bare Bear 2018

Mr. Bare Bear 2018 Contest Winners

Bare Bear Contest
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Ron Burrage, Mr. Bare Bear 2017
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“As a bear who has been on a diet since the third grade, I have always wanted to be thinner, fitter, taller, etc. None of that matters at The Gathering. Truly. I also loved meeting men without any of the status elements that come into play in the real world. Everyone enters on a level playing field. And by the time your bags are to your room or tent, you forget you’re not wearing any clothes.”

Totally Bear

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Come Play with the Bears!