A Bit About Us

Kampout Fresno was established in 1980 in the Central Valley.  It is and always has been designed to allow a large social gathering for the LGBT+ community.  Away from the city, we can cut loose and let our hair down in a fun, safe, and friendly environment.

Kampout is run by a group of individual volunteers who are dedicated to making the event a huge success.  Our committee works as a team and no single person operates as the sole decision maker in order to guarantee a well rounded approach to each concern. 

When is Kampout?

Kampout always happens the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Labor Day weekend. For 2020, Kampout will take place Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13th. 

Where is Kampout?

Kampout is located in the Sierra National Forest on private property just across from the Texas Flat Campground.  It is a little rough to get to, but well worth the 90 minute journey from Fresno.  We will mark the route for you with pink Kampout "K" signs along the way.  The road is manageable, and large RV's often make the trek.  At an elevation of 5,400 feet, the air is clean and crisp.  The area is very large, so you can find privacy and solitude if you like.  Make sure to visit the Directions link for maps and instructions on how to get to the campsite. Please keep in mind that GPS will NOT work after a certain point and we urge you to save photos to your mobile device of the directions and/or to print a map to prevent you from losing your way. 

Who puts on Kampout?

Kampout is put on each year by an amazing group of volunteers with a passion for fun, entertainment, inclusiveness, nature and just having a good 'ol time. The members that make up this committee are responsible for making sure that all events, meals, donations, location and property safety insurances have all been obtained and planned for. This hard working group of individuals are listed below.  

Rick Adamson

Sheri Sinclair

Lynda Wilkinson

Janet Naugle

Jerry McMahan

Dennis Griffin

Eli Bandera

Tiana Perez

Brandonn Dre

R.J. Gonzalez

We couldn't do this without the help of our incredible sponsors!

The Red Lantern

Fresno Pride Lions



Club Legends

Imperial Dove Court

Steve & Oscar