You can always go to a gay campground anytime and have a blast. There are always great people around to meet, places to wander and explore, and everything else that you would expect from a campground or LGBT resort.
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!Quote about theme weekends from The Woods Campground
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!
Rudi’s Leather Society Weekend
(Convenient to the St. Louis area)
This quintessential leather weekend at SIRenity is in partnership with Rudi’s Leather Society.
We offer a safe place to wear your gear, learn about fetish life styles, and to socialize. Come to make friends and educate yourself on the leather (and fetish) culture, past and present.– Rudi’s Leather Society Website
We were at SIRenity last year for Leather Weekend, which was wild. There were some shockingly in-depth explanations of various elements of leather society by the pool during the day and of course, a huge party at night.
Whether or not the leather scene is for you, you’ll have a blast meeting old friends and new ones. SIRenity Farms Camping Retreat is a clothing-optional tent, RV, and lodging resort that welcomes all men 21+ who live and identify as male.
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves Weekend
(South of Lake Placid, the closest city)
Camp Mars is situated on over 40 acres of beautiful Florida countryside. You can explore trails, forests, streams, and two ponds with all sorts of wildlife. Men 21+ are invited to this “simply camping” clothing-optional resort.
Hot August Nights!!
(Minutes from Ashland, close to the California border)
Bamboo Acres is the newest gay campground to open in 2022, and their event weekends are epic. We had a blast at Bamboo Acres over July 4th, and the owners – The Three J’s – are the perfect hosts for a Hot August Night. This is their third event of the year, and Bamboo Acres welcomes all men 21+ to their very intimate campground with RVs, tents, and vintage trailers for rent.
Read about Bamboo Acres on our Gay Camping News Grand Opening article, and come back soon for our full review of our stay.
Friday August 5
Happy Hour Meet & Greet at the Clubhouse with appetizers to start your weekend, then stick around for Naked (or underwear for the shy) Twister. The last man standing gets a Bamboo Acres T-Shirt.
Saturday August 6
Enjoy your catered Continental Breakfast, then spend the day enjoying everything Bamboo Acres and Southern Oregon have to offer. Relax by the pool, bask in the sun nude, or head out to local wineries and hiking trails. The local towns of Ashland and Jacksonville have cute tourist shops.
Make sure you’re back at the campground by 2 pm for the Doggie Dress Up Parade! Bamboo Acres is the most dog-friendly gay campground we have been to, and we are thrilled to see them embracing this.
Dinner is next door at the Stoneriver Winery with live music. Eat quick, so you can get (un)dressed for Underwear and Jock Night with Naughty Jenga.
Sunday August 7
You can check out more local wineries and sites after Continental Breakfast, or just hang out around the campground enjoying the lush gardens and bamboo forest until Happy Hour, a BBQ Dinner, and then Leather Night at the Clubhouse!
Monday August 8
Don’t miss a final community Continental Breakfast at the clubhouse before you depart.
Summer Heat 2 Weekend
Convenient from NYC and Philly
Summer Heat Weekend is so popular that The Woods has launched a second. And a third, and a fourth! Every weekend is sold out at The Woods, so give a call to see if there are any last-minute openings. Everyone 18+, of all genders and identities, are welcome at The Woods. Remember to BYOB for your drinks between meals at the on-site restaurant.
Friday August 5
The Summer Heat kicks off with the Schlagernacktparty at the Dance Club with DJ Andy and, of course, the nightly Bonfire.
Saturday August 6
Make a deeper connection with yourself at Naked Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Dan, and make sure to stop by the Novus Medical Services bus anytime from 10 am – 3 pm for free and confidential HIV and STI testing and your 10:30 am Recovery Meeting at site 131. There’s volleyball all day, and a Naturist Hike departs from the Garden Gazebo at noon.
If you’re feeling artsy, join the Summer Heat Morning Drawing Session. Then, keep up the energy by becoming part of the Record-Breaking Skinny Dip, a Naked Bike Ride, Naked Foam Party, and the Body Paint Dance Party.
Sunday August 7
Wind down your weekend with an epic Sunday Brunch Buffet, Relaxing Massage, HIV/STI Testing, and Yin Yoga (Benji’s favorite!) with Dan.
MEN OF LV Weekend
Gay camping in Iowa at LV Campground is unique because LV is not gay-only. It is an adult-only nudist resort that hosts specific weekends for different crowds.
Our videos have emphasized that gay camping is not just about nudity. Even though many LGBT+ campgrounds are clothing-optional, we observe that most people (including us) are at least partially clothed most of the time. This may be due to the weather, the weekend theme, or just that venue’s specific vibe. So, don’t let a naked-specific theme scare you away. You might enjoy getting a little sun down there where the sun doesn’t usually shine! And we promise, everyone may be looking, but no one is judging!
This intimate campground welcomes guests 21+, and everyone is welcome. LV prides itself on being welcoming and diverse. You cab bring your own RV for a full hookup, tent, or stay in their cabins. There’s a giant 20 foot movie screen, barn dances, and DJs.
Here’s one of our videos where we address gay campgrounds being clothing-optional: