20th Annual IMEN Gathering
July 13th - 20th, 2014
FULL Week = 7 nights - July 13 to July 20, 2014 = $770.00
All other attendance options are at the rate of $110.00 per night
You may register for 1 - 7 nights
You must be at least 21 years of age and you must become an IMEN member to attend the gathering. You may do so on the Gathering Registration Form. Membership Applications are also available for downloading and printing from this website for those who want to become a member, but not attend the gathering.
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If your have not attended an IMEN Gathering,
here are a few past............... highlights!
Our annual gatherings are held at campgrounds located in northeastern Harford County, Maryland. Hundreds of our naturist "brothers" from all over the world attend for a week of naked camaraderie and relaxed fun. Our gathering site, located in a park-like setting in rolling hills, accommodates 450 campers. Along with group cabins for housing, there is a large recreation hall/auditorium, an open-air pavilion and other meeting facilities throughout the grounds The spacious dining hall, situated on a hillside in the center of the camp overlooks the swimming pool. In addition,there are several volleyball and tennis courts as well as nature trails, an amphitheater and a picturesque lake area.
All gathering attendees bunk in group cabins (with electricity, indoor plumbing, hot showers, and ceiling fans), scattered throughout the campground. Those who wish not to lodge in the cabins may camp in their own tent or RV (no hook-ups). Beginning with an evening dinner on the day of your arrival and ending with breakfast on your last morning, you will be served three meals a day (with an alternate selection for vegetarians), prepared by a professional chef and a friendly kitchen staff. In addition, all beverages (coffee, bottled water, juice, soda, beer, and wine) are provided.
After your arrival at camp, you need not worry about a thing other than deciding which activities and workshops in which you may wish to participate. Just remove your worldly cares along with your clothes and enjoy the week. Almost everything you need for a fun-filled, totally nude vacation is provided. You will, of course, need to bring your toiletries and your bedding. (All the beds are twin size.) Also, you may want to bring some spending money to play Bingo, purchase raffle tickets (for some really nice prizes) or maybe make a purchase at the members' Craft Fair/Flea Market.
The Gathering week includes many special activities and workshops which vary from year to year. Standard activities are usually body painting, the pudding battle, the gay gaymes, oil wrestling, bingo, the talent show, a crafts fair/flea market, massage classes, aerobics, and much more. Other events offered throughout the week include the Mr. IMEN, MR IMEN Leather, Mr IMEN Silver Fox, Bare-Bear and Best Buns Contests. Evening fun includes nightly movies, nightly dance parties in conjuction with hanging-out at Shenanigans, square dancing and the traditional nightly campfire.
The ever-popular cocktail "Happy Hour" theme parties are always a riot with guys donning their (optional) costumes. The fun is in creating a costume, that, when you wear it, still allows you to be naked. As always, the guys rise to the challenge! The payoff is, each day, a cash prize goes to the winner of the best theme interpretation. Whether you decide to wear a costume to all or none of the daily happy hour cocktail parties, you will no doubt enjoy the camaraderie, socializing, and laughter that takes place in the open air pavilion during these wonderful late afternoon parties.
Registration for the Gathering is limited to 450 participants. We hope that you will consider joining us for this truly wonderful and unique event. It is bound to be the highlight of your summer!
COMMENTS FROM FIRST-TIME GATHERING ATTENDEES:
"My biggest fear the first time was walking around with an erection. I had this idea that I would die of embarrassment. I walked around the grounds clothed when I first arrived, and I met some really great guys. The guys I met said Listen, when you feel comfortable, take your clothes off and visit the pool and have fun. It goes to say my fears were gone, and I headed for the pool with just my towel. Everyone was so friendly. I had the best week of my life and I have no problems or fears anymore."
"The first time I attended an IMEN Gathering, I thought I might not be "attractive enough" to walk around naked in front of hundreds of men. Of course I discovered that the "hard bodies" were the "minority". It was much easier for me to strip away my fears along with my clothes as I interacted with other naked men. I no longer "fear" social nudity and I really have my boyfriend to thank for that. He was not a first timer. During the first evening of my first IMEN Gathering, he was so patient and understanding. I soon overcame my fear of even LOOKING at others around me. At first I looked everywhere EXCEPT at the guys, afraid that they might think I was "staring" and being rude. But by observing others , I soon learned that I was among people who were there for the sheer natural pleasure that comes from being unclothed and unrestricted. IMEN rocks!"
WHY SOCIALIZE NAKED?
A good question.
There are lots of reasons. Here are some of ours:
Recreation, Relaxation and Rejuvenation
Guys are nicer when they're naked. They are friendlier, less aggressive, more agreeable and open. They really do have less to hide.
It's a little silly. Shared silliness helps to break the ice, and so the guys enjoy themselves more. We have a lot of fun at our events.
It helps overcome shame. Many men are terrified of being seen naked by others. Overcoming that shame and fear boosts your self-confidence and opens you up to more of the joys of life. It's a concrete way to tell yourself and the world that you will not be limited by your fears.
It's fun to look at naked MEN. Obviously. :-)
It feels great! You feel everything so much more intensely. It's a delightful sensual experience. Try it. Just DO IT!
Nudism teaches you to be accepting. Seeing the flaws and imperfections in others helps us to accept our own.
Being naked is fun and good for the soul. It promotes body acceptance, age acceptance, camaraderie, freedom, and increased self confidence
It IS a very LIBERATING experience!