Annual Men's Kink Retreat in California

What to Bring

The Basics

The following is a list of items we highly recommend that everyone bring. See below for cabin/bunk/camping specific suggestions.

  • A reusable cup for drinks and coffee (plastic or metal)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Stay cool!  Hats, battery-operated fans, etc.
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Bath and pool towels
  • Sandals / shower shoes
  • Tent and other camping gear
  • Pillow
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes for nighttime
  • Watch or alarm clock (don’t rely on your cell phone; a clock readable in the dark is very helpful)
  • Towel, underwear, or shorts for the dining hall (full nudity is not permitted during food service)
  • Regular prescription medication

Bedding

For those staying in a cabin or bunk, bedding will be provided. If you require special accommodations in this regard, please reach out to registration@gearupweekend.com.

Campers and Glampers will need to provide any and all required/desired bedding, sleeping bags, mats, etc.

Medicines/Allergies

On site medical supplies are limited. Please be sure to bring enough of any prescription medications you require.

If you have a severe allergy, especially to bees, animals, or insects, make sure to bring your EpiPen.

No Open Flames

No candles, gas lanterns, or anything else that produces an open flame is allowed at Saratoga Springs due to the risk of brush fires.  Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. These rules are strictly enforced.

Bunk and Cabin

A reminder that bedding is provided in bunks and cabins. We do recommend that you bring earplugs in case your neighbor snores!

Activities and Events

Don’t forget to bring your gear and toys!  If you will be attending any workshops or activities, make sure you bring any required supplies as well.

Yoga

Please pack a yoga mat or large towel!