Camp Bear

Camp Bear 2018Camp Bear returns to Timberfell Lodge Men’s Resort and Campground in Baileyton, TN, June 6-10.

 

Camp Bear is a five day, fun and furry-friendly “camping” themed bear event that is organized and planned by the Bear Patrol.

 

Register early as Camp Bear sells out each year with more than 350 bears, cubs, otters, wolves, daddies, and admirers!  Only the first 350 registrations will be accepted for Camp Bear 2018.

 

Camp Bear tentative schedule below. The final schedule will be published by May 15.

 

2018 CAMP BEAR SCHEDULE
(All events are subject to change)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

1-5 p.m., Early Bird Bears in the Pool

8:30 p.m, Pre-Cummers Kick Off Nighttime Pool Party (Tiki Bar & Poolside)

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,  CAMP BEAR Registration  (Main Gate area)
1 p.m., POOL PARTY with DJ (poolside)

6:30pm, Dinner at Main Lodge (included with Timberfell room or added as a meal package)

7:30-8:30pm, MEAT & GREET Welcome Mixer (location TBA)

9:30pm, DANCE PARTY with DJ sponsored by Bear Patrol (Tavern)

Complimentary SHOTS 10-11pm.  Late night munchies!
12:30-2am:    After Hours Party  (BACKROOM MAZE @ The Tavern)

 

Friday, June 8, 2018

9am, Breakfast at the Main Lodge (included with room or added as meal package)
10am–3pm:  Registration (Main Gate).  Registration closes at 3:00pm.
11am-5pm:  BearTshirts.com Vendor Booth Open (poolside)
1pm:  DELIVERANCE XIX LEATHERMEN POOL PARTY with DJ sponsored by TN GRYPHONS
1-4pm:   Bear Games flip cup tournament and more!  (Gardens in lower level)
6:30pm: Dinner at Main Lodge (included with room or added as meal package)
9:30pm-12:30am:  GLOWfur DANCE PARTY with DJ sponsored by Bear Patrol.  Theme announced soon (Tavern).

BEST OUTFIT CONTEST ANNOUNCED AT 11pm! Complimentary cocktails served from 9:30-10:30pm.  Late night munchies!
12:30am – 2:00am:     After Hours Party II (BACKROOM MAZE @ The Tavern)

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

9am:  Breakfast at the Main Lodge (included with room or added as meal package)
11am – 5pm:    BearTshirts.com Vendor Booth Open (poolside)
12noon – 3:00pm:      Bear Games with beer pong tournament and more!  (Gardens in lower level)
1pm:   POOL PARTY with DJ (poolside)
4-5pm:  CAMP BEAR 2018 Contests (poolside)
6:30pm:  Grillin’ Bears Cookout (included with CAMP BEAR registration (poolside)
9:30pm – 1:30am:      BearPatrol “GROPE” POOLSIDE Dance Party with DJ (Poolside)
Complimentary cocktails 9:30pm-10:30pm.  Late night munchies!

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

9-10:30am:    Breakfast Buffet & Departure at the Main Lodge (included with CAMP BEAR registration)

 

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Phurfest 2018

PhurfestJoin the Bears of the West for Phurfest 2018 April 26-30th! Enjoy fun in the sun, a chance to meet new friends, and explore what Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix Phurfest has been around for 14 years. Over 2200 bears and buddies from 12+ countries have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of our city at Phurfest.

 

Registration for Phurfest 2018 will be accepted through April 27, 2018, or until 200 bears have registered. We choose to cap our attendance to make sure that it remains a size that is fun, friendly, and manageable. A Casino day trip will be available on Friday, or just lay back and enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi. The Embassy Suites Airport has been reserved for Phurfest weekend; registration is required to book a room. You will be in charge of reservation by clicking on the link or call one of the numbers on the registration form. Our charity this year is Mulligan’s Manor. Please check out their website.

 

What Do I Get For My Registration Fee?
Your registration includes food Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, entertainment and social activities, our famous pool parties, banquet, and access to free event shuttles. Registrants also get the reduced room rate and access to the events at the host hotel as well as a Phurfest T-Shirt.

 

Famous Bear Banquet/Entertainment
Our Saturday Banquet is included in the price of the package. We will have entertainment after dinner and following will be our Boxer Poker. The banquet is only available to registered guests.

 

Pool Parties
Saturday and Sunday join our very own DJ Kerry while he plays tunes, entertains and we play games while you frolic in the heated pool. We provide the lunch both days. Local bears and admirers may also attend the pool parties for an admission fee.

 

Host Hotel
Stay in comfort at the spacious all-suite, full-service Embassy Suites Phoenix – Airport at 24th Street hotel, conveniently and centrally located only 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and just 5 miles from downtown Phoenix. Wake up to a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast served in our atrium. Enjoy the views of Phoenix from our Squaw Peak Cafe located on the 5th Floor, while getting a quick bite to eat for lunch, or relaxing at the complimentary Evening Reception with beverages and snacks, or watching the sunset during dinner. Internet is complimentary for Phurfest guests. Refresh yourself in the outdoor pool and oversized whirlpool. Relax in the Arizona sun while lounging in the luscious outdoor garden area.

 

For more information and to register, visit the web site.

 

Big Boy Pride

Big Boy PrideThe 8th annual Official Big Boy Pride will be held in Orlando Florida April 12-16th at the Parliament House.  

 

Big Boy Pride was born out of a need in the Big Boy community. All of the other events for Big Boys and their supporters to attend are attached to other Pride events or holiday weekends. The men in the Big Boy community, as well as their admirers, are so special that we deserve a weekend that is all our own – created just for us.

 

Big Boy Pride is a four-day event presented to foster the empowerment and togetherness of same-gender loving larger men and those who support them.

 

We are so excited that you are considering joining us for Big Boy Pride 2018: A Deeper Love.  Our team is working really hard to bring you a well-produced and high-quality event. It is our highest desire that your experience is one that leaves you feeling that your time and resources have been well invested. This year, we are yet again raising the level of what we will be bringing you and we have lots of fun and a few surprises in store.

 

Big Boy Pride 2018: A Deeper Love, is all about coming together in the name of Brothahood, self-love, awareness and just having a great time. It is also our goal to create environments where you can build relationships, elevate consciousness in the community and network with others on a personal and professional level.  

 

This weekend in Orlando will be about fostering camaraderie and presenting events that cultivate togetherness and pride in self and the collective big boy community, which includes all those that support us. 

 

Registration Info for The Official Big Boy Pride® 2018

Registration Schedule:

  • Early Bird Registration (For the first 100 to register) – $190 – SOLD OUT

  • Standard Registration (Until March 1st) – $220 – CURRENT

  • Late Registration (Starting March 2nd) – $275

The Big Boy Pride Participant’s Package includes:

  • All Access Pass to Big Boy Pride Events (on-site and off-site)

    • Thursday Night’s Grown & Sexy Foam Party

    • Friday Night’s Big Boy Pride Special Event

    • Saturday’s Splashdown Pool Party & Fashion Show

    • Saturday Night’s Out Loud & Proud Party

    • Sunday’s Family Reunion Event

    • And many other events!

  • Free entrance to all club/bar events at the Parliament House Resort

  • All Access to Parliament House Resort activities

  • BBP Cocktail Card for BBP Cocktail Hours (12 complimentary cocktails)

  • Spontaneous Open Bars (Free cocktails outside of your BBP Cocktail Card)

  • Meet, Greet and Eat

  • Headliner Entertainment

  • Lakeside BBQ (Food and Beverages included)

  • Saturday Continental Breakfast

  • Pool Parties

  • BBP Gift Bag

 

Big Boy Pride is a not for profit event. 

 

For more information and registration visit the web site.

 

Bear Hunt XVIII

Bear Hunt XVIIIGet ready for Bear Hunt XVIII: Bears on Convoy. On behalf of the Bear Hunt XVIII Planning Team and the Carolina Bear Lodge Board of Directors, I issue the call for you all to get your motors running and put the hammer down as we gather for another extraordinary Carolina Bear Lodge spectacle.

 

The Ocean Park Resort’s welcoming, friendly staff is ready for our return April 26-29, 2018.

 

Your run package will include:

  • A pre-mixer on Wednesday
  • Access to all Bear Hunt XVIII activities
  • OPEN BAR – Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Adult Snow Cones & Beer by the pool, Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • All meals on Friday and Saturday
  • Access to stay at the host resort or overflow facility
  • Run bag full of goodies
  • And hours of fun with all the HOT BEARS, CUBS, OTTERS, etc.

 

Please review our fantastic roster of events, accommodations and services.  Bear Hunt is one of the few Bear Runs mentioned on Wikipedia under gay bear culture, and CBL is working hard to plan another radical blowout (in a good way).

 

When you purchase your run package, you will receive an Eventbrite confirmation email with codes, special links, and phone numbers needed to book your room at the resort.  NOTE: If you go to the regular resort website or call the resort directly, they will tell you that the resort is booked.

 

Each year, Bear Hunt selects a charity to support financially. For 2018, the beneficiary will be the LOWCOUNTRY Food Bank, which assists the homeless community in Myrtle Beach. Raffle drawings and other activities are held as fundraisers. As part of your registration, you can pre-purchase charity tickets to be used for the raffles and other fundraising activities. These charity tickets are being sold in $10 increments ($1 per ticket, which will purchase more charity tickets than at the event).

 

FULL members must enter their CBL membership/website user name as their discount code to receive the $20 discount.  Please note that ASSOCIATE memberships that were included in the 2017 Bear Hunt guest run packages end December 31, 2017 and cannot be applied to special pricing for 2018 events.

 

Hit the airwaves and tell all your good buddies to get decked out and power up for their next 10-20: Myrtle Beach and Bear Hunt XVIII: Bears on Convoy.

 

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Bear Mayhem

Bear Mayhem 2018Bear Mayhem 2018 will be held May 4th through May 6th in Dewy Rose, Georgia. We are planning some wonderful events to make it a great weekend for all who attend. Space is limited as always so please remember to reserve your lodging early.

 

All proceeds will again go to Lost n Found Youth. Please register and purchase your VIP Pass (Meals/Cocktail parties) and T-Shirts. All proceeds will go to Lost N Found Youth.

 

Now in our seventh year, we hope to again donate several thousand dollars to Lost and Found! Please join us in making this the biggest and best year ever and hopefully we can beat our last years donations as well!

 Schedule of Events

Friday May 4

  • Registration 7-8pm clubhouse
  • Meet and Greet party 8:00pm clubhouse/pool (Party Punch by TRE)

 

Saturday May 5 

  • Eye Opener Cocktail Party 9am (RV 86)
  • Club Cub pool party featuring Neon The Glowgobear Noon-5pm (Sponsored by Club Cub)
  • Pool side games 2PM
  • Bear Mayhem Bear and Cub contest 4pm-5pm (Pool side)
  • VIP Cocktail party 6:00pm (VIP pass holders @ the Club House sponsored by The Atlanta Eagle)
  • Spaghetti Dinner 6:30pm-7:30pm (VIP pass holders @ the Club House)
  • Main Party 8pm-10pm at pool (Music by DJ Eric)
  • Cocktails 9pm (VIP pass holders @ the Club House)

 

Sunday May 6

  • Farewell Breakfast 10am-11am (VIP pass holders at clubhouse)

 

C’mon guys don’t be shy. Let’s turn it out!

 

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Lazy Bear Weekend 2018

Lazy Bear Fund, Inc. puts on one of the largest and most successful bear gatherings in the world. Lazy Bear Weekend, August 1-6th is our annual, signature event.

 

For over 21 years we have entertained thousands of guests in Guerneville, California in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. Within the three block square downtown, you’ll find restaurants, shops, and taverns. A block or two off the main road, you’ll find a handful or resorts that cater specifically to gay clientele.

 

Enjoy pool parties, dance parties, bonfires, live entertainment and amazing DJs. Stay in local lodges, campgrounds and cabins, or avail yourself of any number of nearby towns and cities.

 

While you’re enjoying your long, lazy weekend, remember that all of the profits go to charity. We’ve raised nearly $2 million for worthy causes and we’re just getting started. The Lazy Bear Fund has always been a grass-roots, nonprofit organization. We give all of our profits to causes like clinics and schools and food banks. We help kids and seniors, people living with HIV, or struggling with addiction. Lazy Bear Weekend is run by a small army of volunteers. Many of the people who are serving you a beverage or cleaning up after a party are affiliated with the organizations we give to. Organizations like West County Health Centers, The Positive Resource Center, and Food for Thought, a local food bank.

 

Join us for the time of your life.

 

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Fur Flee 11

Fur Flee 11The North Country Bears present FUR FLEE 11 – SUN MOON STARS! March 1st – 4th in Superior Wisconsin.

THE premier bear event of the upper midwest, Fur Flee enters its second decade! All of the things you love about Fur Flee are back – the pool, the party, and the MEN all here to have a blast. Fur Flee includes:

  • Thursday night Welcome Party with beer bust and drink specials
  • Friday afternoon party by the pool with keg and lunch
  • Friday night on the town in the Twin Ports, with beer and drink specials (locations TBA)
  • Friday late-night after party with open bar
  • Shuttle transportation to all scheduled off-site activities
  • Saturday night poolside party with open bar and midnight pizza
  • After-hours Hospitality Suite

What’s new for 2018:

SUN
Friday afternoon it’s an island beach party! Complete with luau lunch, Hula Hoop individual and team competitions, Pass The Coconut and other traditional Hawaiian Games

MOON
Set your spirit animal free – hop a Flee-brr! Shuttle, hit the town and mark your territory, just be back in time for the Howl At Midnight leather/gear open-bar after party

STARS!
On Saturday night, Jupiter aligns with Mars for the Zodiac Ball. So polish your aura, line up your chakras, and be at one with the party. Far out, man!

The host hotel is Barkers Island Inn, 300 Marina Drive, Superior, WI. (715) 392-7152 Toll Free (800) 344-7515.

Register EARLY to get the best deal!

For more information, visit the web site.

Chumleys Fall BearCruise 2018

Chumleys BearCruisesHop aboard the majestic Ruby Princess and join the party on Chumleys Fall BearCruise Oct 27 – Nov 3, 2018 sailing round-trip from Los Angeles for Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Most of Mexico’s Baja West Coast was populated with small fishing villages until the 1920s, when tourists from up north started to arrive. Glamorous towns like Acapulco gained international fame in the 1960s when celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and John Wayne made it their seaside escape from the drama of Hollywood.

The term “Mexican Riviera” came into being when the cruise industry discovered the region; scenic, tourist-friendly ports like Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta provided the backdrop for television’s The Love Boat in the 1970s and 1980s. For many of us, it’s hard to even read this itinerary without hearing Julie the cruise director saying it in our heads!

In addition to the history and beauty of this region, there’s also a lot to do in this part of the world – particularly for active types. Water activities such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and scuba diving abound, and there’s no shortage of beautiful beaches. For those who seek culture, Mazatlan has a historic center that has become a draw for international artists, and Puerto Vallarta’s foodie scene is among the best in Mexico.

Each town we will visit offers a wonderful mix of historic Mexican culture, modern shopping and colorful entertainment… and of course warm sunshine and white sand beaches.

 

Day 1: Los Angeles [San Pedro] CA (depart 4pm)

Day 2: at Sea

Day 3: Cabo San Lucas (11am – 8pm)

Day 4: Mazatlan (8am – 6pm)

Day 5: Puerto Vallarta (7am – 6pm)

Day 6: at Sea

Day 7: at Sea

Day 8: Los Angeles [San Pedro], CA (dock 6:15am)

Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. She offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café. Chef Curtis Stone’s first restaurant at sea, SHARE, gives you an exclusive opportunity to enjoy his exquisite cuisine. Perfect for a special celebration or simply reveling in time spent together, Chef Stone has made an art out of reconnecting with loved ones over a six course fine dining experience. The finest ingredients — ultra premium meats, seafood and more — create inspired dishes beautifully served.

 

Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs will give you plenty of entertainment options… there’s something happening around every corner, and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it all.

 

Revitalize and refresh body, mind and soul with Princess®. From rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquility of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to our state-of-the-art fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

 

With your overall wellness in mind, we’ve collaborated with leading board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus and HGTV designer Candice Olson to create the ultimate in blissful comfort. Our luxurious new beds feature a scientifically engineered mattress and bed springs, a plush two-inch pillow top, European-inspired duvets and 100% luxurious Jacquard-woven linens-to assure that at the end of your voyage, you come home feeling refreshed and renewed.

 

Los Angeles (San Pedro) CA 

The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the “dream machine.” In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown’s high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?

 

As we set sail for Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, you will be hard pressed to not hear Julie, the famed Love Boat Cruise Director announcing the stops in your ear!

 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 

At one time a part of the Mexican mainland, a massive rupture of the San Andreas Fault sent the waters of the Pacific crashing into the newly formed depression, creating the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas – or “Cabo” – is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Swim in the transparent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches or try your hand at some of the finest sport fishing in the world.

 

Mazatlan, Mexico 

Lying just below the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlan boasts a superb year-round climate. Mazatlan, a name that means “Place of the Deer,” sits on a peninsula at the feet of the rugged Sierra Madre, and the Cerro de Neveria – “Ice Box Hill” – divides the area’s rocky Pacific beaches from the broad, white-sand beaches beloved by visitors. The climate, the beaches, and the world-class sportfishing have turned this commercial fishing port into one of the world’s top resort destinations. While visitors flock to the markets, sunbathe, or marvel at the airborne ballet of the famed Papantla dancers, Mazatlan remains one of Mexico’s major Pacific commerical fishing ports – the city exports over 40 million pounds of shrimp every year.

 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 

Strolling, shopping, and sipping tequila along the Malecon boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta is the best way to kick off your vacation. Then hit the cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta to browse the flea market for handmade crafts and warm local smiles. The calm, warm waters of the Bay of Banderas make for excellent diving, or you can just watch artists sculpt spectacular creations in the sand. The cluster of fine art galleries in El Centro are perfect spots to hit on a self-guided art tour. Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, in Jalisco state. It is known for its beaches, water sports and nightlife scene. Its historic center is home to the ornate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops and a range of restaurants and bars. Our visit to Puerta Vallarta this year will be on October 31st – the start of Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) and it’s fascinating celebrations.

 

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