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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.

"Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination."

~ R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. ~

April Month-Long Observances

Arab-American Heritage Month

Autism Awareness Month

Celebrate Diversity Month

Earth Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Volunteer Month

Important April Dates

  • April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 5 – Laylat al-Qadr (Muslim)
  • April 7 – World Health Day
  • April 9 – Eid-al-Fitr/End of Ramadan (Muslim)
  • April 12 – National Day of Silence (LGBTQ+)
  • April 21 – Start of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • April 22 – Passover begins (Jewish)
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April 24 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 28 –World Day for Safety and Health at Work
  • April 30 – Passover ends

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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 makes no more sense to compulsively cover body parts because someone might look and lust, than it does to compulsively cover bakery showcases lest patrons look and indulge gluttonous thoughts. God’s way is always truth, and never deceit.”

Jim Cunningham

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

Beachcomber's Haven

Eliot had carved out a life as a beachcomber, his days spent wandering the shorelines, searching for treasures cast aside by the sea. But today was different. Today, Eliot sought not what the ocean left behind, but rather what he could leave behind himself: the confinements of cloth and the constraints of a world shrouded in propriety. He was heading towards Beachcomber's Haven, a secluded strip revered among naturists for its serene privacy and welcoming embrace.

On the edge of this paradise, clothing was not shed—it was abandoned, a silent declaration of freedom. Eliot stepped out of his sandals, his toes instantly sinking into the warm embrace of the sand. The fabric of his shirt, shorts, and, undergarments followed each article a further release from the binds of his everyday life.

Standing bare under the sun's tender caress, he felt a rebirth. Here, where the expanse of the sea met the infinity of the sky, Eliot was just another creature of the earth, his humanity unadorned and honest.

With rejuvenated eyes, Eliot began his idyllic trek across the beach. At Beachcomber's Haven, the term 'beachcomber' was not just a title; it was a meditative practice. He walked with a conscious slowness, his strides deliberate, each step a symphony of sensations as the grains of sand exfoliated his soles and the sea breeze kissed his body.

As he strolled, Eliot discovered others like himself, fellow seekers of the Haven's solace. They exchanged silent nods and smiles, a diverse yet like-minded community united by their shared vulnerability and the peace it brought them.

The shore was generous today, offering an array of seashells, each a unique piece of oceanic art. Eliot collected them with a connoisseur's eye, his nakedness allowing him an unparalleled connection with the moment. He felt as if each shell was a secret the beach whispered into his hand.

Midway through his journey, the shoreline carved out a cove, a natural enclave bordered by high cliffs and adorned with the soft foliage of whispering seagrass. Here, Eliot paused. He had found the heart of the Haven, a place where time ceased to exist, where each wave's retreat whispered an invitation to reflect and be.

Settling beneath the afternoon sun, Eliot laid his collection before him. He admired their diversity—jagged conchs telling tales of turbulent voyages, smooth, pastel cowries whispering of the ocean's hidden depths, and tiny, iridescent fragments of what once were—each a testament to nature's relentless creativity.

As the day meandered towards evening, and the sun dipped low, painting the horizon in hues of burning oranges and tranquil purples, Eliot felt a profound sense of belonging. Here at Beachcomber's Haven, stripped of his societal layers, he was just another part of the vast, intricate puzzle of the universe.

The return to clothing felt odd, each layer a reminder of the world beyond the beach. Yet, as he redressed, Eliot carried with him the day's most precious find—a gem of spiritual clarity and the realization that beneath it all, his truest haven was the sanctuary within himself.

With a final glance back at the ocean, a silent promise was made. He would return to the modest enclave of naturism, to once again wander its sandy thresholds and harvest its bounties, both tangible and spiritual. Beachcomber's Haven had given him more than a place to seek treasures; it had offered him a glimpse of his own unvarnished essence.

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.