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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.

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AANR West needs YOU!

The AANR West board of directors is comprised of 9 elected representatives from our regional membership. Directors are tasked with carrying out the functions of the AANR region, to promote and protect family nude recreation. Through various committees, which may include but are not limited to, marketing, public relations, social media/online presence, and so many more, we continue to fulfill our mission.

Elections are coming and you have the opportunity to serve the region as a director.

To be eligible to run you need to hold a current and valid AANR membership for at least 1 year before running, be committed to serving on an appointed committee(s), and attend various meetings throughout the year. For more information, or to submit a nomination, contact Vice President Treena Saavedra via email, vicepresident@aanrwest.org

June Month-Long Observances

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Black Music Month

National Caribbean American Heritage Month

Pride Month (LGBTQ+)

Important June Dates

  • June 5 – World Environment Day
  • June 9 – Race Unity Day
  • June 12 – Loving Day
  • June 16 – Eid al-Adha (Muslim)
  • June 16 – Father’s Day
  • June 19 – Juneteenth
  • June 20 – World Refugee Day
  • June 20 – Litha, Summer Solstice (Pagan)
  • June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)
  • June 23 – Public Service Day
  • June 24 – St-Jean-Baptiste Day (Quebec)
  • June 27 – Helen Keller Day (USA)
  • June 28 – Pride Day (LGBTQ+) (varies by city and country)

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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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“Being natural and matter of fact about nudity prevents your children from developing an attitude of shame or disgust about the human body. If parents are very secretive about their bodies and go to great lengths to prevent their children from ever seeing a buttock or breast, children will wonder what is so unusual, and even alarming, about human nudity.”

Dr. Lee Salk, Psychiatrist

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

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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

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Volcano Hot Springs Adventure

In Yellowstone's heart, the Whispering Pines Naturist Club yearly embarked on their Volcano Hot Springs Adventure. Martin, a club member, eagerly awaited this adrenaline-filled trip that allowed him to connect deeply with nature.

The journey began with a hike through the forest bordering the hot springs, the cold mountain breeze causing their exposed bodies to shiver. Martin cherished these hikes; the raw contact with the earth and the crisp air against his naked body made him feel one with nature.

Arriving at the base of the dormant volcano, they found the steamy hot springs. Turquoise pools surrounded by icy rocks, the steam enveloping the area, creating a surreal scene. The first dip in the warm waters eased their muscles, the steam-scented air filling their lungs, their hearts pulsing with the springs' rhythm.

Floating in the mineral-rich waters while the cold mountain air brushed against them was a unique experience. The springs offered more than relief from the cold; they were a break from societal norms.

As darkness fell, the sky glittered with stars, their light reflecting off the springs. The group's laughter and talks echoed into the night, blending with nature's sounds. The dormant volcano in the backdrop served as a reminder of nature's power.

The Volcano Hot Springs adventure was a yearly highlight for Martin, a journey of adrenaline, tranquility, vulnerability, and acceptance. The sunrise marked the end of the retreat, their rejuvenated spirits mirrored in the warm sky hues. The journey back was reflective, a mix of reluctant goodbyes and a return to the everyday world. But they carried with them the unforgettable experience and essence of the hot springs.

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National Skinny Dip Day, celebrated annually on the second Saturday of July, is a day dedicated to the joy and freedom of swimming naked in natural waters. It’s a way to connect with nature, embrace body positivity, and celebrate the innocence of a traditional, clothes-free swim. This quirky yet liberating holiday encourages people to shed their garments along with their inhibitions, promoting a sense of freedom and unity with the environment.

International Skinny Dip Day was started in 2018 by the American Association for Nude Recreation as the final day of National Nude Recreation Week, which has been an AANR tradition for 43 years.

The practice of skinny dipping itself has a history as long as human civilization. In ancient times, swimming nude was commonplace, as the societal norms and clothing conventions we know today did not exist. The term 'skinny dip', meaning to swim naked, first gained popularity in the United States in the mid-20th century, though the activity has been enjoyed worldwide for centuries.

National Skinny Dip Day was established as a way to reclaim the joy and simplicity of this activity, encouraging a break from the hyper-modern, overly digital, and often stressful pace of contemporary life. It serves as a reminder of the joy found in simple, natural pleasures and promotes a healthier body image by celebrating the human form in its most elemental state.

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.