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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.

"Diversity doesn't look like anyone. It looks like everyone."

~   Karen Draper ~

February Month-Long Observances

American Heart Month

Black History Month

Important February Dates

  • February 1 – National Freedom Day
  • February 4 — Rosa Parks Day
  • February 8 — Safer Internet Day
  • February 11 – International Day of Women & Girls in Science
  • February 13 – International Epilepsy Day
  • February 13 – Mardi Gras
  • February 14 – Ash Wednesday
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • February 15 – Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
  • February 15 – International Childhood Cancer Day
  • February 18 – Maha Shivarati (Hindu)
  • February 20 – World Day of Social Justice
  • February 20 – Family Day (Canada)

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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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“Body image and the shame for it is a time-honored way to sell all sorts of products. It’s insane, but it’s hard to break. When you do break free, it’s like a ton of chains have fallen off your shoulders.”

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AANR West Club Highlights

Northern California Exposure

Northern California Exposure (NCE) is a family-oriented non-landed group of social nudists affiliated with the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR).

Members of this organization believe in the wholesomeness and natural beauty of the human body. We view nudism as a natural state and believe that nudity is healthy and acceptable for social interaction. We believe nudism results in a positive self-image and promotes healthy attitudes towards people as individuals.  members@norcalexposure.com


Camping Bares of San Diego

We are a clothing-optional travel club not affiliated with a clothing-optional resort. We are located in Southern California, with most members and activities centered in and around San Diego. The Camping Bares has been in continuous activity since 1976. As of February 2009, our newsletter was sent to about 220 addresses. Our membership is actually higher than that since many go to households with more than one member.

The Camping Bares are formally disorganized. We have no written charter or by-laws. Our officers hold their offices by popular acclamation. Decisions at our meetings are reached by consensus of the members present. http://campingbares.org

The Wasatch Naturists

Wasatch Naturists is a clothing-optional club. We are a social organization of nudists and like-minded friends. We meet for monthly nude swims, we meet at the homes of members, and we travel to hot springs where we can soak as nature intended.

Participating members live mostly along the Wasatch Front including Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo. Membership is open to persons who are over age 18. All must undergo an application process and agree to abide by our behavior policies at our events and activities.

But we do more than just have fun. We actively promote and encourage clothing-optional recreation and body acceptance. Our lifestyle is about respect for ourselves, respect for others, and respect for the environment. Nude recreation is non-sexual. If you are looking for a sexual environment, please move on because you won’t find what you are looking for here. https://www.wasatchnaturists.com

In The News

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

Embracing the Beauty: The Rise of Women Proudly Showing Their Nipples
December 11
Female stars have reclaimed the concept of "nip slips" by deliberately showing off their nipples, challenging societal norms and stigmas. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Olivia Wilde have embraced the Free the Nipple movement, advocating for body positivity and self-acceptance. As more celebrities proudly display their nipples, there may be less pressure on women to keep them hidden, promoting the idea that every part of a woman's body is beautiful and should be embraced. Read article

AANR West 2024 Meetings

AANR Western Regional Spring Board Meeting
March 19-20, 2024
6 PM - 9 PM each night
Online


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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Naked Night Swim

Under the luminous glow of the moon, a group of friends gathered at a secluded lake for a nighttime adventure. As they approached the water, they could feel the coolness of the water and the softness of the sand beneath their feet. They slowly took off their clothes and tiptoed into the water, feeling the cool embrace against their skin. As they swam beneath the star-studded sky, they could see the moon reflecting off the water, creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Their laughter echoed around the lake, filling the night air with joy and happiness. With no clothing to hide behind, they felt truly alive, free, and connected. The darkness provided a sense of liberation, allowing them to let go of any inhibitions and embrace the moment. As the night went on, the bond between the friends grew stronger, creating memories that would last a lifetime. The unique experience of swimming in the dark has a sense of magic that cannot be replicated in the daylight.

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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.