Annual men's kink retreat in California

FAQs

How old do I need to be to attend GearUp Weekend?

You must be at least 21 years old to attend Gear Up Weekend.

Is GearUp Weekend only for men into leather?

No!  The retreat is for all men, including transgender men, who are interested in learning about any kind of BDSM or kink.  The term “leather” is often used as a euphemism for all kinds of radical sex.

What if I’m not sure what kind of kink I’m into?

Then come and find out!  GearUp Weekend is a fantastic place to meet friendly guys who can help introduce you to a wide variety of kink play.  All workshops are structured so that everyone, regardless of skill level, can learn and practice something new.  And the dungeon play space is the perfect place to try out some new things in a safe environment.

How can I get my gear up to the event if I’m riding a motorcycle?

GearUp will provide a truck to transport your gear to and from the event for you.  Gear drop-off and pick-up location and times will be provided when you register.

How can I find a ride to GearUp Weekend?

When you register, just click the box next to “I need a ride!” and we’ll help hook you up with people who have extra space.  If you need a ride at the last minute, try posting in the GearUp Weekend Facebook Group.

How do I get access to the Facebook group?

To join, visit the GearUp Weekend Facebook Group and click “Request to join.”  One of our moderators will grant you access.

What is your refund policy for cancellations?

To cancel your registration, just email us at registration@gearupweekend.com.  For additional information please read our Refund Policy.

Are scholarships or discounts available?

A limited number of scholarships and hardship discounts are available based on need.  For more information, check out the Scholarship page.