Testimonials

Bears By the Sea 10th Anniversary 2017

I think this year’s event went very nicely and I enjoyed myself. I know Yushi did too. PS. If the event is that time consuming to pull off, I suggest you think about doing an overnight… Read more Joe. S.

Read More

Thoughts:  The mission statement was met, in no uncertain terms.  The food was good and there was a general positive sense which is unusual and absent in bear-runs.  The entertainment esp on Sat night was really… Read more Jay A. 🙂

Read More

The weekend provided a great opportunity to get away and meet new people in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Gee and his crew were consummate hosts! Every aspect of the weekend was perfect— from the… Read more Tom G.

Read More

I enjoyed the whole weekend. I like the games with the teams and met some great guys that I would have never met any other way. It was just like last year, only with more bears.

Read More

Tim and I are sitting here having our coffee and want to let you know that the camaraderie and fellowship we experienced in Ogunquit was phenomenal. As this was my first time, meeting new people in… Read more Tim M. & Michael D.

Read More

I reflect back on the “Bear By The Sea 2017” event that you held back in November and i would like to thank you for all the efforts and hard work you did to make… Read more Nabil F.

Read More

Hello Gee; This year was too big. There were too many men for the size of the space. When we used Moon over Maine, there was the front room where people would gather, talk about their day, their… Read more J.P.

Read More

My thoughts on the “Bears by the Sea 2017” weekend: – It was generally a nice getaway weekend for me. I rarely travel (due to the cost of traveling, plus the fact that I’m a… Read more Steve S.

Read More

The Bears By The Sea 10th anniversary trip was as always an amazing weekend of fellowship and fun. The hotel as always was a beautiful clean and attractive space as always. The meet and greet… Read more George N.

Read More

I haven’t been to many bear social gatherings before so when the occasion arises, we take the initiative to go (when we can). Although this has only been my second Bears by the Sea event,… Read more -Chris O. (Cub)

Read More

I really had a great time and am very thankful you extended the invitation to David and me. I was a little  overwhelmed by everything and everyone being new for me.  Because of my personality, I… Read more Dan F.

Read More

What Chris and I took away from BBTS 2017 weekend is that it is a weekend filled with meeting a great group of guys, connecting with old friends and making new ones.   The weekend always turns… Read more Michael T & Chris O. (Cub)

Read More

I must preface my review with information about myself. I have a debilitating chronic disease, and consequently, I am fatigued, in pain and usually have a headache. The symptoms are just a few of them… Read more Richard R. B, -Ph.D.

Read More

I just saw this email now. As I think you know, my mother passed away 3 days ago after a long, horrific illness. You may remember that, early on, I asked you to give my slot… Read more Paul S.

Read More

Bear By the Sea 2017 in Ogunquit Maine- I was the massage therapist for this event. I had little expectations other than to work. Bear events are typically great for business. This was no exception… Read more Luke B. – LMT

Read More

I think if you are to do this event again, i think it would be a lot easier to have the meet n great part catered, that’s the only part I feel needs attention, but… Read more Paul K.

Read More

Thoughts on the weekend?  Very broad question. I had a great time! Lots of laughs with old friends and guys I had met before, and really nice connections with new guys. Everyone was open and friendly. That… Read more Bill B.

Read More

I had a great time…met some new folks, and loved the no pressure (sex) environment. I would like for there to be maybe group outings, IE. sightseeing ect….it met my expectations, and as for the mission statement,… Read more David T.

Read More

First of all I would like to thank you Gee for giving me this precious opportunity to be part of Bears By The Sea  in Nov 2017 , a social, informational and entertaining get together weekend…. Read more Basu G.

Read More

Hi Gee, I thought the weekend logistically was perfect. I think you went above and beyond on the food and could  easily simplify the menu. It was a big deal for me to go and… Read more Rob S.

Read More

Ron and I are sitting here discussing the event and the first thing that comes up is we had such a great time. For me it was a new experience coming at the event from a different… Read more Jeff W. & Ron C.

Read More

All I can say is that I WISH I had been able to go instead of dealing with my father’s death.  I’m sure I’d have had a much better time!!  So for me, it was… Read more Scott F.

Read More

Hi Daddy Gee, I had a nice time in Ogunquit.  It wasn’t as hard meeting new guys as I thought it would be, but aside from a few, I don’t feel like I really got to talk to many… Read more Jason J.

Read More

I am very thankful to have met Gee and all the men on this adventure.  The food was amazing, and Gee pays special attention to cost control which is greatly appreciated.  I missed the show this year due to illness.  🙁  The… Read more Jim B.

Read More

I really liked Rock Cub’s singing. Such interesting spin on familiar songs. Everyone likes Ogunquit, but as it’s off seasons it seems to wreck havoc on you trying to find venues that are open and want… Read more Alexia M. – Vocalist

Read More

In the few times that I’ve been lucky enough to participate I’ve found it to be a wonderfully refreshing experience.  Although everyone who attends is an individual and has their own character they all seem… Read more Paul O.

Read More

I really enjoyed the bear weekend away in Ogunquit. I had the chance to catch up with some old friends and made a few new ones. The show as usual was awesome and their were… Read more Derek C.

Read More

I love the relaxing and safe atmosphere.   I’ve met and continue to meet great guys each year.  I know that these men will be friends for life.  I always look forward to this event.  It is… Read more Rich G.

Read More

So the BBTS 2017 event was fun because we got to meet some new people.  One thing we would liked to have seen is more group/team building events.  Game night was great because you got… Read more Lee U.

Read More

I enjoyed the weekend in Ogunquit. The guys I met seemed down to earth and easy to talk to. I enjoyed the board games we played. It was a nice ice breaker and was fun… Read more Fred P.

Read More

Sort of going backwards in my reply to you, BBTS in New Hope, PA would certainly be an exciting new adventure for us but I’m afraid the distance and the cost would be prohibitive for… Read more Scott H. – West Gardiner, Maine

Read More

It was a fun weekend in an interesting place. I’d never been to Ogunquit and I had a chance to see a bit of the town. I enjoyed the meet and greet. It took me… Read more Geoff P.

Read More
Bears By the Sea Reunion 2016

Hi Gee, I liked game night. It was a good opportunity to mingle. More icebreakers like that every day would be a way for guys to reconnect. Your food was delicious and there was plenty… Read more Joe S.

Read More

Hello Gee Thanks again for a great weekend. It was an AAA+ success! I know that a great deal of planning and behind the scenes activity went into making it the success it was. I… Read more Dennis W.

Read More

Aroldo and I had a great time, though we got there late, we enjoyed the food and the games were lots of fun and was a great way to interact with meeting new folks. Regarding… Read more Paul K. (aka Paul #5)

Read More

Hi Gee, The weekend was wonderful.  It was great to see some of the guys that I had not been in touch with for years, and to meet the others that were new.The eagerness to… Read more Paul R (aka Paul #1)

Read More

Hi Gee, I guess for me it showed me that I need to be more open to new people.. I was very nervous and as you said introverted and did not allow myself the time… Read more Mike B.

Read More

Hey Gee, So, although I didn’t attend the entire event, I still had a great time.  Wish I did make the meet and greet and I think that part is essential to getting to meet… Read more Jake L

Read More

The love that Gee and many of his helpers poured into the weekend created a safe, relaxing, fun & entertaining experience throughout. The food, the entertainment & the setting made for an incredible weekend where I… Read more Paul S (aka Paul#3)

Read More

Hello to “The host with the most”. I’m glad I was part of the “Bears By The Sea Reunion”. Living far from a city makes it challenging to meet other like-minded men. It seems easier… Read more Dan H.

Read More

Gee I am so glad I came to bears by the sea  again   I met new friends and touched base with old Thanks for your hard work

Read More

Dear Gee,   I think the weekend was just absolutely refreshing and relaxing, the hotel and Friday night mixer were just tremendous. The homemade food on Friday night was outstanding as always, especially since it was… Read more George N.

Read More

Here are my thoughts: These weekends are unique in that they are about friendship and socialization as well as the best food! I will continue to attend in the future. Informally, the dinner was the… Read more Jim B

Read More

Good Morning Gee, “Bears by the Sea Reunion” was huge success!  I had a great time catching up with old friends and making new ones.  My partner Chris (first time going to the event) enjoyed… Read more Michael T. & Chris O.

Read More

I had a good time. All the guys were very respectful and friendly. I liked Ogunquit, I’d never been before but it was much smaller than I imagined. Game night was cool. I liked how… Read more Joe R.

Read More

Hi Gee, Thanks for the best weekend in a long, long time.   I really looked forward to this special Bears by the Sea weekend and it was the best!  You work so hard to… Read more Rich G.

Read More

Hello Gee, Sorry this is so late getting to you.   Bears By Sea Reunion weekend was a weekend I personally needed. I was accepted into a warm, caring, friendly and fun group of men… Read more Tim M.

Read More

Gee, although I arrived on Friday afternoon not knowing anyone, by the end of the weekend I felt I made connections with so many guys. The weekend was set up in such a way to make everyone… Read more John C.

Read More

It was a fun weekend, thanks for the work you put into it.

Read More

I loved the whole weekend.  I met lots of very nice guys I would never have met.  The hotel was great. The Friday night gathering was awesome & the food was very good. Saturday breakfast was ok,… Read more Joe M.

Read More

A great weekend of reuniting with unconditional acceptance and possibilities for making more friendships to rejuvenate our hearts. That’s what I walked away with!

Read More

Gee is a great salesman.  How else could he convince someone like me, whom he never met, to go away for the weekend with a bunch of guys he never met either?  He said it… Read more Paul K. (aka Paul#4)

Read More