Bear Your Soul: Summer Camp- more than your average Bear Run
We all want to feel accepted for who we are, regardless of our shape, color or size. We long to feel a sense of belonging to a tribe, and a lot of guys have turned to the Bear community, going to weekend events called Bear Runs. Bear Runs are a lot of fun. We get to be explore our sexuality and be social, and enjoy food, drink & entertainment. However, many men are also still struggling with issues of body image and identity, and are craving deeper connections with each other on all levels, from physical, to emotional, mental and spiritual. We have created an experience that speaks to ALL aspects of who we are; one that includes the usual pleasures of Bear events, but expands upon them.
Bear Your Soul: Summer Camp will be a chance to connect with men of all shapes and sizes in a fun; comfortable and welcoming environment. Bears usually tend to be larger, hairier men; but we hope to help guys of all body types feel more comfortable in their own skin. Whether you are a veteran of the Bear scene looking for deeper interactions than you typically get at a standard Bear Event or a guy who is curious about Bears and how he might fit in with them, this is the event for you! Enjoy great food, entertainment, workshops, dancing, socializing and more. Nourish your body, your mind and your soul!
Easton Mountain is a gay men's retreat in the Adirondack mountains of upstate NY (In Greenwich, just a 40 minute drive from Albany).
Join John Hernandez on his Bear Your Soul Journey! His touching story , published in Bear World Magazine is a great way to learn about Bear Your Soul!
There are some things in life that can never be accurately described; they have to be experienced. Falling in love, the birth of a child, or the fulfillment of a long-term goal are some examples of this. For me, it is the life-changing journey I took via the “Bear Your Soul” retreat at Easton Mountain. ...... read more
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Rates and Accommodations
All rates include housing, food and programming unless otherwise noted. Bookings are per person per bed.
Join us on Saturday! Your day pass includes: Pool Party, Dinner, Cocktail Party, Workshops and Activities and Out on the Deck Concert!
Commuter: $345 - Does not include Housing. Use this option if you want to attend the programming and have meals, but wish to stay off campus.
Camping - Quad: $495 - Share a tent that we provide with up to three other guys. We also provide a cot and sleeping bag. Bathrooms nearby.
Camping - Private: $695 - Enjoy the privacy of a tent that we provide or share it with a friend who pays the commuter rate. Bed and bedding provided. Bathrooms nearby.
Attention, Folsom-East Participants: Click the register button above and enter your registration code to get your special rate.
Connect with new brothers and old friends Cuddle Parties - Small Groups - Discussion Circles - Massage Exchanges - Tribal Bonfire
Play in your body and in nature Dance Party - Mud Pit, Hiking & Canoeing - Pool, Suana & Hot Tub - Talent Show - Art & Music
Discover yourself in trans-formative workshops Loving Our Bear Bodies - The Hero Within - The Man Question - Free to Be Me - Heart Circles