What’s Up in Gay Camping This Week? Sep 16-18, 2022

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You can go to a gay campground any day and have a blast, but theme weekends can take your gay camping experience over the top.

Here’s a taste of what’s happening this week in gay camping! Most gay campgrounds have theme weekends and parties to accompany them. You can choose to go camping and not partake in any parties. We suggest not taking the theme too literally – unless you want to!

Which theme weekend should you choose? Themes only define the activities, but don’t define the people who will be there. You’ll have a great time no matter what which you choose!

Here’s what’s up this week in gay camping:

SIREnity Farms
Sullivan, MO
hiBEARnation Weekend

We’re coming out of hiBEARnation this week at SIRenity Farms in Sullivan, Missouri. Join Show ME Bears and other men 21+ for the annual Out Of Hibernation event!

This group of social bears from the St. Louis area are raffling off hot bear merch, announcing the Bear of Peter Beach 2022, hosting a fried chicken potluck, and a big movie night by the pool after dark. Make sure to give a great big bear hug from us to Dennis and Michael, the hard-working and passionate owners of SIRenity.

Camp Buckwood
Morgantown, IN
Sausage Fest

If that isn’t enough meat for you, then you need to go country at Camp Buckwood in Morgantown, Indiana for the annual Sausage Fest @ The HoeDown. This annual tradition just gets bigger and better every year, just like the men of Indiana! Put on your Western gear, and bring some sides to share. All the meat you can eat is included!

CampIt Outdoor Resort
Saugatuck, MI
Trans Week & Fire + Arts Weekend

This entire week, leading into the weekend, is Trans Awareness Week at CampIt Outdoor Resort in Saugatuck, Michigan. All people 18+ who want to meet and interact with new friends and who support equal civil rights for Trans people are invited!

Events through Friday include safe and social meetups, massage therapy, crafting, an art fair, pool parties, dance parties, jam sessions, a parade, and a long dinner table pizza party for the whole community!

Come celebrate diversity and be yourself in a comfortable outdoor environment, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Pride Center.

And be sure to stay for Fire & Arts Weekend, which kicks off at CampIt immediately after this festive week.

This weekend celebrating everything creative kicks off with a Performing Arts Night under the Big Top Tent on Friday night. Then, on Saturday, you can chill by the pool, or head back into the big top tent for Naked Yoga with Jeremy. There’s a Makers Fair, Art Swap, and Market in the afternoon.

Then, Saturday evening you can Tour the Arts Installations throughout the park, and close out the weekend with a Fire Dancer Performance, Burning Ceremony, and Drumming Circle hosted by Lucy Fatale and Sunny LA.

International Ink will be giving tattoos on the pool deck on Sunday, and as always there’s a dive-in movie at the CampIt Pool on Sunday night.

Copper Cactus Ranch
Queens Valley, AZ
Drum Circle & Jamioke

It is finally cooling down a bit out West, and Copper Cactus in Queens Valley, Arizona, is open after their summer siesta to men of all types and orientations. This weekend is the monthly Drum Circle, a time for you to connect with yourself, the land, and the men on the land around you.

Men gather from the shadows, smiling, drums in hand, circling the welcoming campfire.  Firelight flashes across rugged bodies in the cool desert night. Closing his eyes, one man starts a simple rhythm, it growing more complex, more heartfelt as the others find their pulse, layering their beat over the changing rhythm.  Positive energy surges through the healing night air as they pound out their own part of the cadence. Each man feels his intention, focusing on his own breath, undulation and alignment. Feeling present, my eyes close and the groove in my gut is wrapped in the voice of our drums. An amazing comfort swells in me, indescribable and lingering, calming and present.

– coppercactusranch.com

Every meal at Copper Cactus is available community-style, cooked by the gourmet chef owner. On Friday night, there’s a DJ in the CCR Saloon. On Saturday, it’s time for JamiokeJamioke is a combination jam session and Karaoke. If you never have done karaoke to a live band, you are in for a treat.  Bring your instruments and play along too!


CreekRidge Campground
Stockbridge, MI
B-Movie Release & The Great Underwear Caper

Finally this week, let’s look back to CreekRidge Campground in Stockbridge, Michigan. Last month, we told you about their B-Movie Production Weekend, where you could hop on the casting couch for your chance to be a big big star. The final edit of the movie has been released. It’s called Mantis and it is B-Movie camp-y horror schlock at its absolute finest!

Watch the 75-second clip here:

Creekridge always has some of the most inventive and unique theme weekends. This weekend, it’s The Great Underwear Caper! Join the men 21+ of CRC to unravel the mystery with Panty Raids, an Underwear Trade, the great March to the Underwear Tree, and a very revealing Underwear Ball.

Don’t miss the Famous “Flying Squirrel” at Chicken Larry and Gregs’ Underwear Shot Party, right after Park Ranger Notes.

Which will YOU be wearing?

And that’s just a taste of what’s happening this week in gay camping!

What are you doing in gay camping this weekend? Did we miss your favorite LGBT campground or event? Let us know in the comments below.

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