As a community, Dark Odyssey is a melting pot of diverse identities and interests that welcomes people of all genders, sexual orientations, and perversions. Each DO event is a wholly unique experience which brings together sexuality, spirituality, education, and play in a fun, supportive, non-judgmental environment where fantasy becomes reality. These events immerse you in an atmosphere of sexual energy and experimentation that will add excitement and passion to your relationships and create deeper levels of connection between you and your partners.
Leather Retreat is the event that started it all, way back in 1998. With a firm belief that BDSM events should be more than just "tie me up and flog me" weekends, we broke through the BDSM vs Sex barrier and embraced the hard choice not just to allow sexual activities at our events but to encourage it. We opened our arms to the swinger community, the queer community, the spirituality community and more. The result is an event that seamlessly blends people from across the spectrum of the alternative lifestyle community and gives them an experience that many describe as transformative if not simply the best vacation of the year.
LR is held on a 200 acre retreat facility in Northern Maryland. The place started life as a kids' summer camp but now hosts adult events, nudists, music festivals, and even the occasional band camp. Since we aren't competing with the kids for prime time, our event happens the last weekend of June after schools are out, graduation ceremonies are over, and the weather has warmed up. It really is a summer vacation ... a kinky, sexy, unbelievable vacation.
Unlike a big hotel event, the owners of our camp allow us to do just about anything (legal) we want (that's safe, sane and consensual, of course). The camp staff has been around this stuff for years, so no one will blink at anything you do. At camp, we have freedom and privacy. We give up a cushy hotel room in exchange for being able to really live out our fantasies, unencumbered for six straight days!
Leather Retreat is an all inclusive vacation. We feed you three meals a day plus a midnight snack. You'll stay with a bunch of your friends (or make new ones) in one of our 40 cabins, each with real beds, full bathrooms and electricity for all your toys. The big gym in converted into our main dungeon, the barn and pavilion into smaller themed play spaces. There is Sex-O-Rama, the Pamporium, the fire pit and a great pool located right in the center of camp. We even run a fleet of golf cart taxis, mainly because its fun to drive golf carts around, so sign up to drive the topless taxi.
We welcome everyone - straight, bi, queer, genderqueer, and transgendered. We are a truly multi-gendered, multi-sexual community with singles and couples, veterans and newbies, monogamous duos and polyamorous families. We are sex-positive with interests as diverse as BDSM, swinging, Tantra, sacred sexuality, Paganism, crossdressing, and lots of twists on "vanilla" sex. We appreciate that everyone has their own fetishes, kinks, and turn-ons, and we want to make room for them all. We strive to create an open, tolerant, non-judgmental environment with top-notch play spaces, creative amenities, and inspiring events so that people can have a truly immersive experience. Our goal is to build a magical place where you can live out your wildest fantasies and dreams.
Oh and don't worry if this is your first time...We love virgins! We have lots of activities to help you break the ice. On your second day, you'll fall into the routine and by the third, you'll be helping (and checking out) the new arrivals. By the end of the week, you'll have made a ton of new friends and will be planning that big scene you want to do next year.