Terms And Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Naked Camp
at The Gathering for 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Please join us next year for our 35th Anniversary Gathering!

August 20 – 29, 2021

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 the event, and to make sure everyone has a good time. Thank you for your patience, and your interest in GNI!
  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 2020, from arrival on Friday, August 21 until 5 pm on Sunday, August 23).
  2. 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 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.


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.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your email address on file with GNI. This email contains your Front Gate Pass, confirmation code, and additional instructions/information needed to help plan for your naked vacation. You are not required to print any documents to bring with you. If you are driving, we recommend that you print the confirmation email and place your Front Gate Pass on your dashboard when you park your vehicle to help us identify the owner in case we need to contact you.
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 a $119 fee.
Cancellation requests received after July 15 will be refunded per the following schedule:
  • July 16 – August 1:  50% penalty
  • After Aug 1:  No refund for any reason even if you purchase the Cancellation Guarantee (we recommend you purchase Travel insurance)
WHAT GNI WILL REFUND (Before August 1)
  • Gathering fee
  • Donation(s)
  • Linen rental fee
  • Bus transportation fee(s)
  • Day extension(s)
  • Off-camp excursions (whitewater rafting, New York tour, if offered).
  • Membership fee
  • Cancellation Guarantee
  • Credit Card processing fee
  • Á la carte mailing fee
The total amount refunded will be based on whether or not the Cancellation Guarantee was purchased 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.

If you request and pay the 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 costAfter August 1, there are no refunds for any reason, even if you purchase the Cancellation Guarantee. Consider purchasing comprehensive travel protection in case you have any concerns about needing to cancel anytime. If you do not purchase travel protection, the Cancellation Guarantee will not protect you after August 1 when the “no refund” policy takes effect.

GNI Gathering fees and associated travel-related costs can add up quickly. It’s your hard-earned money so why take the chance on having your Gathering or vacation interrupted for reasons beyond your control? Protect your travel investment with a professional Travel Protection plan. GNI has partnered with TripAssure to protect all of your travel plans, no matter where you go anytime of the year.
A travel protection plan is a package of benefits and services intended to protect your investment, your personal belongings, and you. Most plans provide benefits for:
  • Trip cancellation
  • Trip interruption
  • Medical expenses
  • Missed connection
  • Travel delay
  • Baggage loss
  • 24 / 7 Worldwide Traveler Assistance
GNI offers a comprehensive travel protection plan. Use it to secure your investment for the GNI Gathering or use it anytime for any other travel-related reason, i.e. holiday vacations, testing your luck rolling dice in Las Vegas, surprising your loved one with dinner and a show on Broadway, or taking that long awaited vacation overseas.
Compare our plans, coverage, and benefits and select the plan that’s best for you by clicking on the logo below or call Customer Service at (800) 423-3632.
GNI’s Cancellation Guarantee allows a member to cancel his registration without paying the cancellation fee until August 1. The Cancellation Guarantee DOES NOT allow you to cancel and request a refund of your Gathering registration fees for any reason after August 1There are no refunds after August 1 for any reason, even if you purchased the Cancellation Guarantee.
If you need to cancel and request a refund after August 1you must purchase Travel insurance that allows you to cancel at the last minute which the Cancellation Guarantee DOES NOT allow you to do. GNI’s travel insurance company – TripAssure – offers travel protection with trip cancellation. You must purchase this coverage separately from TripAssure directly.
Please consider purchasing Travel Protection. This coverage protects you not only from a last minute trip cancellation, but also offers protection for many other things listed above and more. You are responsible to insure your travel investment; TripAssure helps you do that easily and affordably.


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.
Although you may arrive after hours at the Front Gate, there will be no one available to complete your check-in in the GNI Business Office between the hours of 11 pm and 9 am. Please stop by the office during business hours if you arrive after hours.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

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.