Sunday, March 20, 2016

GNI Gathering Registration Blast

Registration is OPEN for the 2016 GNI Gathering!

REGULAR PRICING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11:59 pm on JULY 15!! These rates are not as low as the rates offered during the Early Bird pricing special, but they are still low in comparison to past years and will increase on July 16 as seen in the graph below.

Gay Naturists International (GNI) is delighted to announce that registration is open for our 31st annual 2016 GNI Gathering located in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania (USA)! Join us August 19-28, 2016; shorter attendance options are also available. The location is about a 1 to 1-1/2 hour drive west of Newark NJ  and 1-1/2 to 2 hours west of New York NY, and GNI provides optional bus transportation to/from both Newark International (EWR) and downtown Manhattan.

Hundreds of men will come together at The Gathering for up to ten days of naked fun, camaraderie, education, and relaxation in a beautiful, rustic but comfortable setting with a lake; olympic size pool, courts for tennis, volleyball, and other sports; wooded trails; and rolling, manicured grounds and more.  If you've never been to a GNI event before, watch a few video clips from our GNI Gathering and then come back to this e-mail.

The registration fee covers housing in dormitory-style cabins (camping, RV's and offsite-housing optional), all meals and beverages, and events, activities, and entertainment. The Gathering is open to men aged 21 or over, regardless of orientation.

NI GatheringRegister for The Gathering today to ensure your place in the fun!

Cancellation Guarantee

Sitting on the fence and not sure if you can attend?  Are you afraid of registering and getting stuck with a $119 cancellation fee, along with an additional penalty?  Don't worry.  GNI is again offering the Cancellation Guarantee for just $49.

Visit our website for more information about our Cancellation Guarantee!

NI GatheringOptional donations | Naturist Action Committee

Donate to the Naturist Action Committee (NAC).  These donations will be pooled with money that is raised for NAC during the Silent Auction.  NAC defends naturists¿ rights throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Dealing actively with a number of hotspots right now, NAC is strained financially.  Please consider donating to NAC, and bring one or more items to donate to the Silent Auction to help raise needed funds.

Linen rentals

GNI offers an optional linen rental package for just $44 that includes a twin fitted sheet, twin top sheet, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, three large bath towels, and two washcloths.  This is a convenient service for those traveling a great distance.  Extra items are available on request to a staff member.  If you plan to rent linens, reserve a set when you register.  That helps us with the total count of linen sets to make up in advance to speed pickup at check-in.  Otherwise, once you're at The Gathering, you can still rent a set of linens.  We'll have enough to put together additional sets for new rentals, but not to exchange soiled towels or bedding for clean ones.

Social Hours

Start hitting those dollar stores, discount shops, and holiday blowout bargain events to find your bling to bring this year.  If you really have no idea what to wear to the daily Social Hours, wear nothing!  We certainly like to see totally naked men; they stand out a little more against the background of costumes and accessories.

NI GatheringClick here to view the Social Hours at The Gathering.


The Gathering is only as good as its participants make it.  If you have a special skill, area of expertise, creative flair, or just a desire to help wherever needed, please pitch in!  We are looking for new ideas, new suggestions and new volunteers! Certain key functions come with a waiver of some portion of fees, and all registered volunteers are eligible for one year of free GNI membership (restrictions apply), subject to successful completion of their assignment.  Take a look at what's needed and sign up when you register for either event.

Body Electric Workshop

GNI is once again offering the Celebrating the Body Erotic (CBE) introductory workshop by The Body Electric School during the Early Arrival weekend (August 19-21, 2016). We've offered CBE for the past three Gatherings and they've been a huge success!

CBE is a great way to begin your Gathering. The CBE workshop will be held on Early Arrival weekend, from Friday to Sunday, August 19-21, 2016. 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 19 with a commitment to attending the entire workshop. It will be an experience you will never forget! 

2016 Gathering Rates:

Attendance Option
Aug 19-28
Early Arrival & Full Week *
Aug 21-28
Full Week
Aug 19-24
Early Arrival & First Half Week *
Aug 21-24
First Half Week
Aug 24-28
Second Half Week
Aug 19-21
Early Arrival Weekend - Option 1 *
Aug 19-22
Early Arrival Weekend - Option 2 *

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

Click here to register: Register for the 2016 Gathering

We hope to see (ALL) of you in August!