Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Black Bear Camp, exactly?
  2. What is the sexual atmosphere?
  3. Do I have to be a "bear"?
  4. Do I have to take my clothes off?
  5. Do you have any problems with the neighbors or community?
  6. How much is your membership fee?
  7. What's the minimum age?
  8. What kind of accomodations do you have?
  9. What form of payment do you accept?
  10. Must reservations be prepaid?
  11. What do I need to bring?
  12. Can I bring my pet(s)?
  13. Can I bring my horse?
  14. Do you sell food or drink?
  15. Do you allow alcohol?
  16. Do you have internet access?
  17. What are the camp rules?
  18. Do you allow women?
  19. Do you have a pool?
  20. Do you have a hot tub?
  21. Can I play my stereo?
  22. Can I build a campfire?
  23. Do you have a mailing list?

Answers

  1. Black Bear Camp is a members only clothing optional retreat for gay or bisexual men.
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  2. That depends on who and how many men are present. We are not a bath house. Many men come here to rest or chill out. Any sex must be consensual and must take place in private.
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  3. You do not have to be a "bear" to come to Black Bear Camp.
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  4. You do not have to take your clothes off -- it's optional.
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  5. We're on good terms with our neighbors and with the community.
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  6. Our membership prices are:
    • Bronze: $1
    • Silver: $25 for a single membership, $40 for a couple
    • Gold: $250 for a single membership, $400 for couple
    • Platinum: $1000 for a single membership, $1250 for couple
    Premium Membership is optional. You get a camp t-shirt (couples get two t-shirts). Premium Members prices are less than the regular prices. On Member Discount weekends, Premium members get an additional discount on day passes and accommodations (discounts vary by membership level). Member weekends fall on the weekend of the third Saturday of each month.
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  7. You must be at least 21 years old to come to Black Bear Camp. We allow alcoholic beverages and we don't want to have the problem of under-age drinking.
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  8. Accomodations
    • Two private Cabins, each with Queen size bed, satellite TV, DVD player, AC/Heat, private screened porch
    • Screen House: 10x10 screened enclosure with 10x10 awning
    • Two private rooms in lodge, each with queen size bed
    • One private group room in lodge with two full size beds
    • Four double bunks in Lodge(full size)
    • Four single bunks in Lodge(twin size)
    • One RV slot (electric & water)
    • Numerous primitive tent sites: $5/night extra per night for additional campers in same tent or for electricity.
    • Day Passes:  from 2 p.m. until midnight on Friday, 8 a.m. until midnight Saturday and 8 a.m. until sunset (7 p.m.) on Sunday.
    • Free tour of camp for first time visitors. Must leave after tour or pay.

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  9. We accept cash and traveler's checks on arrival. We will accept personal checks only in advance ONLY - not on arrival (1 week minimum clearance time required). We accept credit cards though PayPal (email address required). Private Rooms, Cabins, and RV slots must be paid for in advance.
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  10. Reservations for private rooms or cabins MUST be prepaid or they will not be honored! This is STRICTLY enforced on holiday and special event weekends when demand for private rooms and cabins is high. We recommend that all reservations be made at http://www.blackbearcamp.net/reservation.html so that we can email you an electronic invoice. Those choosing to make reservations by phone must immediately mail a check or money order to our PO Box to arrive at least one week prior to the reservation or the reservation will be VOIDED!
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  11. Here is a partial list of things to bring:
    • Towels
    • Sheets, blanket and pillows for bunks or cabins
    • Air mattress for tent or screen house
    • Food, snacks, drinks, cooler
    • Toiletries, prescription meds
    • Shower shoes or flip-flops for walking on wooden deck or porch
    • Sun tan lotion, bug repellent
    • Hat
    • Flashlight

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  12. Only RV campers can bring their pets. All others must leave their pets at home. RV campers may walk their dogs on the grounds but must keep them on a leash and must clean up after them. Our dogs are very territorial and do not get along with other dogs. This is their home and we ask guests to respect that.
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  13. We get this question occasionally. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests' horses.
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  14. We do not sell food or drink. On specified holidays, we sometimes have pot lucks or cookouts.
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  15. You may bring alcoholic beverages. Obnoxious drunks will be asked to leave.
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  16. We have 2 computers in the Lodge with satellite internet access from HughesNet. These are available for guest use when we are not using them for business.
    We also have 802.11g wireless (WiFi) in the Lodge.
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  17. The rules are posted at http://www.blackbearcamp.net/rules.html.
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  18. We're a men's retreat. Sorry, women are not allowed except when we rent the entire camp to groups which include women.
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  19. We have an 15 foot diameter above ground pool surrounded by a raised sun deck. The pool is open during the summer months.
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  20. We have a four man hot tub which is open year round.
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  21. Guests may bring personal music players but must use head phones so as not to disturb the other guests. This is a retreat, not a bar in the woods. Music disturbs the serene atmosphere we try to promote.
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  22. Camp fires are allowed in the fire ring and other designated spots only when the local area is not under a "NO BURN" order.
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  23. To be informed of events at Black Bear Camp, please join our Yahoo group:
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