Annual Men's Kink Retreat in California

Scholarships / Hardship Discounts

Applying for a Scholarship

Applications for scholarships and hardship discounts for GearUp Weekend 2018 are currently open.

A very limited number of discount registrations are available for those who may not be able to afford the weekend due to financial hardship. Hardship discounts are awarded based on need and on participation in GearUp events. Although we try to provide discounts to everyone who needs one, it is not always possible due to limited funds. Awards will be announced in late June.

For more information about the GearUp scholarship program, please contact us by email at

Sponsoring a Registration or Scholarship

We rely on the support of our community to make Gear Up Weekend affordable for everybody. If you are interested in sponsoring a  scholarship or a gift registration for someone who cannot afford to attend GearUp Weekend on their own, just email us at to coordinate.