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Women In Nude
Recreation

AANR is committed to introducing women to the benefits of nude living.

Visiting a Nudist Club
for the First Time?

Go to our Newcomers page and find the information you need to make your first visit fun and comfortable.

Families & Naturism

The Naturist movement has always been family-centric. It is not uncommon to find several generations of families who have lived in this lifestyle.

"To me, beauty is inclusion — every size, every color — that’s the world I live in."

~ Prabal Gurung, fashion designer ~

May Month-Long Observances

ALS Awareness Month

Haitian Heritage Month

Indian Heritage Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month

Mental Health Month

National Asian American and South Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Older Americans Month

South Asian American Heritage Month

Important May Dates

  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
  • May 5 – Yom Hashoah (Jewish)
  • May 12 – Mother’s Day
  • May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • May 19 – Malcolm X Day (USA)
  • May 20 – Victoria Day (Canada)
  • May 20 – International Human Resources Day
  • May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 23 – Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
  • May 26 – Arbor Day
  • May 29 – Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
  • May 27 – Memorial Day

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Shangri La Ranch owner Cyndi Tendick was recently interviewed on 1100 News-Talk-Sports Radio

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April 30, 2024

AANR West: Supporting Our Members And Our Clubs

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and liberation with AANR West! Our organization offers a range of activities that allow members to explore clothing-optional recreation in a safe and welcoming environment. With members hailing from states across the Western US, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as western Mexico, AANR West is a diverse community where everyone is welcome.

Our mission at AANR West is to provide our members with comprehensive education and support services. We want our members to feel comfortable and secure as they pursue their interests, and we work hard to ensure that they have access to the resources and information they need to do so. Whether it's finding a safe and legal place to enjoy clothing-optional recreation or understanding their rights under the law, our members can count on us to provide them with the guidance and support they need.

But our mission doesn't stop with our members. AANR West also strives to educate the public on the benefits of social nudism. We believe that everyone can experience the joy and freedom that comes from shedding their clothes and embracing their natural selves. We host events that are focused on providing good, healthy family fun, and we welcome individuals of all ages, genders, marital statuses, religious beliefs, ethnic origins, and sexual orientations.

We know the power of true freedom at AANR West. There's nothing quite like feeling the wind blowing across your skin and the sense of liberation that comes from being carefree and unencumbered by clothing. We want everyone to experience that same sense of freedom and joy. So, if you're looking for a safe and welcoming community where you can explore your interests and find your inner peace, join us at AANR West today!

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“It is the undressing, not the being nude, that is sexually arousing, because it leads the viewer to the association of a sexually intimate experience.”

Marilyn Horn

AANR West Club Highlights

Rocky Mountain Naturist Club

The Rocky Mountain Naturist Club is a distinguished AANR non-landed Club that is open to all individuals, irrespective of whether they are members of the American Association for Nude Recreation. The club is steadfast in its mission to advocate for clean, wholesome social nudism/naturism within the expansive Denver area. This is achieved by providing a safe, secure environment where like-minded individuals can congregate and partake in family-oriented activities and gatherings.

One of the distinctive features of our club is its gender-balanced membership. This membership is composed of a diverse, non-judgmental group of naturists who share a common belief: that nudism/naturism is not about sexual connotations but is instead about the freedom of the body and the unconditional acceptance of the human form. This acceptance is not bound by the shape, size, skin color, or sexual identification of the individual. We warmly welcome and accept everyone into our club, appreciating them for who they are as individuals. As such, our events are a melting pot of diversity, with a mix of people from various types and backgrounds.

At our gatherings, nudity is always optional. We recognize that everyone has different comfort levels, and we respect your right to choose the amount of clothing you need for your level of comfort. Most people at our gatherings exercise the option to be nude, while others may choose to be partially nude. It is essential to note that there is never any pressure to be nude at our events. We firmly believe in the importance of individual choice and comfort.

https://www.meetup.com/rocky-mountain-naturist-club/

Southern California Naturist Association

SCNA is a clothing-optional "travel club," which means we are a social organization of nudists and like-minded friends with no specific park or resort to call home. We meet in the backyards of members with swimming pools or Jacuzzis, or we go sailing off the coast, or we hike on secluded mountain trails or visit local beaches where we can enjoy the surf and sand as nature intended. We also participate in many activities at the various nudist resorts in our fair state. https://socalnaturist.org

Swim Free Hawaii Boat Charter

HAWAIIS ONLY NUDE BOAT CHARTER

Swim Free Hawaii is a clothing-optional boat charter that gives you the opportunity to explore the island in an exciting, safe, and comfortable environment. Whether you're a visitor to the island looking for a unique activity or a local interested in a new experience of Hawaii, NUDE CHARTER is here to help you personalize your adventure. https://www.swimfreehawaii.com

In The News

Embracing the Human Form at the World Social Science Association Conference
March 25
The World Social Science Association (WSSA) is excited to announce a groundbreaking conference, *Embracing the Human Form*, to be held from April 3-6, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas. This pivotal event marks the first time the academic community will delve deeply into the philosophy of naturism and social nudity, integrating these themes with rigorous sociological, anthropological, and physiological studies.

Wisconsin close to banning WNBR
January 25
The Wisconsin Senate has approved two bills that would criminalize participation in Madison's World Naked Bike Ride and other similar events. One bill would prohibit exposing genitals in public, and the other would allow charging individuals with a misdemeanor for intentional display of genitals. Concerns have been raised that these bills could impact other events across the state. Organizers of the ride argue that it does not violate any indecency laws. The bills now await approval or veto from Gov. Tony Evers. Read article

House panel advances bill criminalizing nonconsensual AI nudity

January 15
The House Courts and Criminal Codes committee in Indiana has unanimously voted to extend the state's revenge porn law to include AI-generated nude images. The bill aims to address the increasing prevalence of deepfakes and synthetic nudes, which can be created using real photographs or videos. However, concerns have been raised about the legislation's wording and its potential conflict with the First Amendment. The bill will now proceed to the House floor for further consideration. Read article

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AANR West 2024 Meetings

 

AANR Western Regional General Assembly 2024
August 9-11, 2024
Shangri La Ranch


AANR Western Regional Fall Board Meeting
November, 2024

Short Story

Moonlit Skinny-Dipping

After years of tireless work, Samuel decided it was time for a sabbatical. He had been everything—CEO of a leading software company, an ingenious innovator, a public speaker—but in all his accomplishments, he felt something was missing. He yearned for tranquility amidst his chaotic life, a calm center to which he could retreat to. That's when he came across the ancient practice of Zen gardens and naturism.

Their home, with a yard reaching out to the tranquil Willow Creek Lake, was perhaps the only house with lake access that wasn't fenced. Every year during the peak of summer, under the glowing full moon, they'd have their nighttime rendezvous with the lake.

One such night, a full moon casting its silvery glow on the earth, Kevin and Lisa prepared for their annual ritual. The kids were visiting grandparents, and they were alone, just the way they needed it. Leaving their clothes behind in their bedroom, they made their way downstairs, their bare feet padding softly against the wooden floor.

The cool night air enveloped them as they stepped outside, sending a shiver down their spines. The moon's reflection danced on the water's surface, a celestial painting created just for them. Hand in hand, they stepped off their wooden dock, surrendering to the cool embrace of the lake.

The water was initially a shocking cold but quickly warmed to their bodies. Laughter echoed around the lake as they splashed and played, their years melting away. They were no longer adults burdened by responsibility but instead, carefree lovers floating under the starlit sky.

In the moonlit skinny-dipping, they found more than just an adventurous game. It was a process of rejuvenation—a liberation from societal constructs. The water stroked and caressed their naked bodies in plenitude, showing no bias, making no judgment, and offering an acceptance that was pure and unbending.

Under the star-studded canopy, they shared secrets and dreams, past regrets, and future hopes. Their love felt stronger, deeper—unhindered by the barriers of fabric, unleashed in its most authentic form. Each stroke of their arms, each synchronized swim, and each soft giggle were an exploration of shared freedom, an understanding, and acceptance that went beyond words.

The world outside their little lake seemed distant, obscured by the dark. It was only them and their moonlit paradise—a silvery stage where they danced their au-naturel ballet. The lake griped them tenderly, the moon watched over them, and the stars twinkled in delight.

As morning approached, they squeezed in one more swim, the water's chill now a part of them. Climbing onto the dock, the cool breeze dried their bodies naturally. Lying down on their warm blankets spread out on the lawn, they watched the sky transitioning from a silver dream to a dawn-kissed reality.

With the first ray of sunlight, they walked back into their house, leaving behind their footprints on the dew-laden lawn. Wearing their clothes felt like slipping back into their routine. Still, the remnants of the night—the exhilarating rush of cold water against their skin, the soothing moonlight gracing their bodies, the intimate conversations floating around the lake, and their shared laughter ringing in their ears—lingered even after the material world had shrouded them.

Moonlit skinny-dipping was more than a tradition—it was their anchor, a sacred thread that wove years of togetherness, making them the couple they were. As they got ready to resume their daily life, a certain sense of anticipation filled them. Another year until their next naked rendezvous, yet the memories of this enchanting night would keep them going until they once again entered their moonlit sanctuary, shedding inhibitions and finding their shared bliss.

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Weekly
Club Karaoke

Shangri La Ranch - Friday Night

Mira Vista Resort - Friday Night

Glen Eden Sun Club - Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Laguna Del Sol - Friday Night

Olive Dell Ranch - Friday Night

Weekly
Club Dances

Shangri La Ranch - Saturday Night

Mira Vista Resort - Saturday Night

Laguna Del Sol - Saturday Night

Glen Eden Sun Club - Friday & Saturday

Lupin Lodge - Thursday Night

Sequoians - Saturday Afternoon (Summer)

Weekly
Club Volleyball

Glen Eden - Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays

Shangri La Ranch - Daily Afternoon except Saturday

Mira Vista Resort - Saturday Afternoon

Laguna Del Sol - Saturday Afternoon

The Many Names We Take Pride In

Our organization has undergone significant changes over the past few decades, with a focus on providing more detailed and comprehensive descriptions of the locations where we practice and enjoy our nudist lifestyle. While terms such as "nudist colony" or "nudist camp" may have been accurate in the past, we now prefer the use of terms such as "nudist clubs," "parks," or "resorts," which better reflect the diverse and welcoming nature of our community. Additionally, we have adopted new terminology to describe ourselves, including naturists, nudists, or members of clothing-optional organizations, highlighting the positive and respectful aspects of our lifestyle.

We believe that our lifestyle is grounded in basic human rights, such as the freedom to express oneself and the freedom to be comfortable in one's own skin. Our organization is committed to ensuring that these rights are protected and respected, and we work tirelessly to promote acceptance and understanding of our way of life. In addition to advocating for top freedom, social nudism, and family nudity, we also support a range of initiatives aimed at promoting body positivity and inclusivity, including educational programs, community events, and outreach activities. By working together, we can build a more open and accepting society that values diversity and celebrates the beauty of the human form.

Find your true self at an AANR West Club.