Celebrating the Body Erotic: A Workshop for Men (at GNI, Poconos, PA USA)

  • Fri, August 19, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sun, August 21, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Pocono Mountains near Stroudsburg, PA
  • 4


  • 10% off workshop fee. No other discounts apply.
  • Must be paid in full by July 29, after which the workshop fee is $545
  • 10% discount for Taste of BE participants. Discount code required. Cannot be used with any other discount.


What Makes This Workshop Unique?

This is a residential workshop that coincides with the annual gathering of Gay Naturists International (GNI). The Gathering is a week-long summer camp of activities while living in naked community with hundreds of gay men. This is the 9th year that Body Electric and GNI have partnered to offer this CBE. The workshop is always a huge success and has sold out in the past.

Body Electric and GNI both aim to help you feel more joy, to help you appreciate your body more fully, to create community, and to provide rewarding experiences so you can feel more present and alive. There is no pressure to participate in The Gathering activities; they are available to you and optional for workshop participants.

How to Register

As a primary safety measure, GNI is asking that all individuals be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by August 1, 2022 in order to attend. That means this is a requirement to attend this CBE as well. We will ask you to show your vaccination card.

To attend this CBE, you must

1) register with BE for the workshop by clicking on the 'Register' button to the left of this screen; and
2) register for The GNI Gathering, which covers meals, lodging, and all camp activities. New to GNI? You can stay just for the weekend to attend CBE, or stay for more of The Gathering. The choice is yours. Even if you stay just for the workshop/weekend, you will get to experience a taste of GNI by being at camp.

Have you already registered for The Gathering? This workshop is already a great way to ease into the unique experience of living nude with other men in a more meaningful way. Experience brotherhood and camaraderie with a circle of men who you see throughout your time at camp.

Click here to register for The GNI Gathering, and to read more about Gay Naturists International and this amazing gathering. You can also schedule a conversation with a workshop coordinator before choosing to register. Send an email to philadelphia@bodyelectric.org.

Workshop Fee

The workshop fee is inclusive of the workshop tuition only.  Registration of attendance at GNI is required to attend this workshop.   If you need financial support, you can apply for a Scholarship.   For Member discounts, become a Member here.

COVID Protocols

All participants, faculty, and staff must meet one of the following conditions to participate in an in-person Body Electric workshop at this time:

  • Be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination (boosters remain optional)
  • Have a medical exemption and show proof of medical exemption
  • Have had a prior covid infection (any variant) and show valid current proof (within 6 weeks) of the prior covid infection (e.g., positive PCR test result, signed letter from a physician)
  • In addition to one of these requirements, we will continue to require rapid antigen testing prior to our events.
  • If any retreat facility that we are renting to host an event has more stringent requirements we will be obliged to adhere to those requirements. If a retreat facility does not meet our requirements we will need to reconsider using that facility or negotiate so that we can maintain the integrity of our protocols.
The Body Electric School will require you to show proof of vaccination, including vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or record of vaccination on a medical app, upon arrival at the workshop venue. 

To ensure the safety of everyone, we are requiring all participants to take a rapid Covid test upon arrival at the venue.   All participants are asked to either:

  • Purchase a COVID Test Kit prior to arriving at the venue.  You can find them online or at a local CVS or Walmart.  Upon arrival, we will administer your rapid test before entering the workshop space.  (This test kit has two tests and we recommend that you take a rapid test before traveling to the workshop to avoid unnecessary travel if you have contracted Covid).
  • If you cannot find a rapid test in your area, we will have some available for a charge of $15.
Thank you for adhering to these protocols as we strive to make the safest container possible for our work.


Workshop Fee - Residential

The workshop fee includes the workshop tuition only.  Accommodation and meals are included in your GNI Registration.  Click here to register for The GNI Gathering.  All travel to and from the venue is at the expense of the participant.  Financial support is available for BE Workshops.  Apply for a Scholarship.   Discounts are available to Members. Join here.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

We understand unavoidable circumstances may happen. We ask that you give us as much advance notice as possible if you need to postpone or transfer a workshop date or offering. Once you are confirmed in a workshop, your payment is non-refundable. If you need to postpone, Body Electric has many workshops, both in-person and online, where you may transfer all or part of your workshop fee according to the following schedule. All percentages will be calculated based on the full workshop price at the time of purchase and do not take into account any applied discounts:

For In-Person Workshops

If you postpone or transfer your registration:

Time Before Start of Event Postponement Fee Amount Transferable
21 days or more 0% postponement fee 100% of registration fee paid
Between 8-14 days prior 25% postponement fee 75% of registration fee paid
Between 7 days to 48 hours 30% postponement fee 70% of registration fee paid
Less than 48 hours 50% postponement fee 50% of registration fee paid
Day of Event 100% postponement fee 0% of registration fee paid

  More information on our Cancellation and Refund policy is available here.

discretion of the registrant.


If you have any questions about attending please reach out to philadelphia@bodyelectric.org.