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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.

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! 

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! 

Bear Your Soul: Summer Camp brings together men of all shapes, colors, sizes, and abilities, in order to build and foster a stronger bear community. Our small, intimate events bring together workshops, playful fun, discussions, and revelry to create an experience that’ll send you home more connected to your brothers, more in touch with yourself, and more confident in your body. We hope to help guys of all body types feel more comfortable in their own skin. When we are authentic and vulnerable we are open to even more satisfying lives, both erotically and in more holistic sense. In short, we hope to foster a sense of radical acceptance, letting go of shame, and becoming comfortable with our full and true selves. Bear Your Soul offers workshops and discussions that allow men of all shapes and sizes to connect more deeply with themselves and one another. Our unique Loving Our Bear Bodies workshop, for example, leads participants through a shared yet personal journey of discovering the beauty within the bear body, all within the healing embrace of your fellow brothers.

Easton Mountain is a gay men's retreat in the Adirondack mountains of upstate NY (In Greenwich, just a 40 minute drive from Albany). 

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About the Facilitators

Rates and Accommodations

All rates include housing, food and programming unless otherwise noted. Bookings are per person per bed.

  • 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: $395 
    Bring your own tent!  Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.
  • 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: $545
    We provide a tent and sleeping bag.  Bathrooms nearby.
  • Garden Cabin: $595 
    Dormitory style with 5 bunk beds that can sleep up to 10 people. Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.
  • Quad: $695 
    Each quad room has two sets of bunk beds. its own bathroom and a shower. You may be sharing with up to 3 other guests.
  • Semi Private: $795 
    Each semi-private room has 2 beds, a bathroom and shower. You may be sharing with 1 other guest.
  • Work-Study - $245
    Includes meals, best available housing, programming that does not conflict with 3 required hours of volunteer work daily.
  • Event starts with dinner on Wednesday, Aug 16th at 7pm
  • Event ends with Closing Circle on Sunday, Aug 20th around 2pm
    You can arrive anytime after Noon on the start day. Rooms will be ready no later than 3pm)