Pacific Northwest Leathermen’s Campout

A Portland area annual 3-day/3-night weekend camping retreat

August 3rd-6th, 2023

Community Health

As we are all aware, the United States is currently experiencing various epidemics, Covid, MonkeyPox, Meningitis and increased STI’s. It is each participant’s responsibility to do what they can to minimize and mitigate the risk of these epidemics for themselves and the community. Vaccinations and Boosters against Covid are required for all participants.  In addition, please follow the following guidelines to the extent possible:

  • COVID: If you test positive for Covid within 5 days of the Event, please notify the PNWLC Committee and do not attend the PNWLC Campout Event unless you have a negative test result at least 24 hours before the event starts, which you will need to provide upon arrival at the event. In such case where you are still testing positive for Covid, PNWLC will fully refund your registration fee.


  • MonkeyPox: Please make every effort to get vaccinated with at least the first shot for MonkeyPox before the PNWLC Campout Event. (We understand these vaccines are difficult to obtain and you may not be able to obtain one prior to the event). If you notice symptoms of MonkeyPox or have been diagnosed with MonkeyPox prior to the event, please do not attend the event.  If you notify the PNWLC Committee before the event why you are unable to attend, PNWLC will fully refund your registration fee.


  • STI’s: Please make every effort to test for STI’s at least a week prior to the event and obtain treatment for any STI’s identified. If you have an active untreated STI at the time of the event, please do not attend the event and notify the PNWLC Committee and your registration fee will be refunded.


  • Meningitis: PNWLC also recommends that you be vaccinated against meningitis, which has recently been identified in certain MSM communities outside of Oregon. Vaccination shots are usually available at your local pharmacy (call ahead to make sure they have some available) or health care provider. 

PNWLC Cellphone Usage Rules:

No cellphones or recording devices are allowed during the entire PNWLC event except in your own room, inside your own tent or RV with consent from everyone in frame. Anyone found to be in violation of this rule will be asked to immediately leave the event after deleting filmed content from device(s) with no refund, and they be will denied entry to all future PNWLC events.

Exception: Only designated PNWLC committee members and medical personnel, while on duty, are permitted to have their cellphone discreetly on them during the event.

About the Committee

Pacific Northwest Leathermen’s Campout (PNWLC) is an 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by a committee of volunteers. All committee meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.


How to Contact Us

For more information or questions, please email us at

PNWLC 2022 Sponsors

Mr. S Leather

FFausten Lube


Spunk Lube

Committee members of the


Pacific Northwest Leathermen’s Campout

PNWLC is an 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by a committee of volunteers.

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