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 which provides us the setting for the nightly campfire.
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 includes many special activities and workshops such as body painting, pudding battle, the gay gaymes, oil wrestling, tug-of-war, bingo, a talent show, various contests, a crafts fair/flea market, massage classes, cooking classes, aerobics, and much more. Other events offered include the Mr. IMEN Contest, the Mz IMIZ Contest (for those guys who want to express a little of their "drag" side), the MR IMEN Leather Contest, after-dinner movies, nightly dance party, square dancing, and the traditional nightly campfire at the lake area.
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 nightly 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! You must become a member of IMEN before having website access to the "Members Only" areas of the site.
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!"
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