“Be nude, be natural”
Who are we? AANR-West is a nonprofit California corporation affiliated with the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). AANR is based in Kissimmee, Flordia. We have more than 8,000 members in the western region scattered throughout Hawaii, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, the western half of Mexico and the Philippine Islands.
Our mission is to disseminate knowledge and information about the benefits of social nudism, and in so doing, foster among the public a just and tolerant appreciation of the human person and body in all its aspects, and promote the understanding and liberty that humankind may achieve by practicing body acceptance through social nudism, and
We make no bones about it, we support, develop and promote nude recreational activities. At AANR-WEST we support the right of people of all ages to enjoy clothing-optional recreation in appropriate places, regardless of national origin, gender, sexual preference, or special need. Because nude recreation carries a stigma, we make every effort to communicate the difference between the clothing-optional way of life and sexual activity. They are two very different things!
We are just like you. We are individuals and families who enjoy learning, socializing and having fun only in a clothing-optional environment. Many are politically-minded, voting across the spectrum. In general, naturists come from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, are well-educated, and are tolerant of others’ beliefs.
The Nudists' Bill of Rights
As law-abiding citizens who are friends of nudism, including many members of the American Association for Nude Recreation, we proudly affirm that we have and are entitled to exercise the following rights. These are self-evident and based on the Constitutions of the United States and Canada, the laws of those countries, and their court rulings.
At AANR-West We Enjoy the Great Outdoors
AANR-West has 27 organized clubs and thousands of members within our jurisdiction, plus countless beach groups using hiking trails, hots springs, and private backyards—where people may enjoy such activity today. We do our best to represent them and foster their growth. We offer of opportunities for our members to become involved in the community. They include:
AFFILIATED CLUBS AND BUSINESSES
We actively promote our naturist and nudist parks, clubs and resorts and affiliated bed and breakfast destinations. Visit one today!
YOUTH CAMPS & SCHOLARSHIPS
We host annual summer camps so the kids can enjoy swimming, hiking, and crafts under the watchful eyes of our trained counselors. AANR-West awards scholarships to deserving young people.
GOV’T AFFAIRS & LEGAL ADVICE
We constantly monitor legislation that might harm our way of life. If you need legal advice, our attorney will work with yours to encourage a positive outcome.
We sponsor seasonal festivals at different nudist parks each year so that members of different clubs can come together in a shared fun experience.
Many of our clubs sponsor 5K runs that attract hundreds of non-nudists each year to give nudity (except for the shoes) a try! There is also an inter-club volleyball tournament and an annual Summer Games competition with medals and trophies awarded. Also, a growing number of clubs have pickleball courts!
Our booths at different Travel, RV, or Earth Day shows helps to introduce our chosen way of life to members of the general public – always with a great response!
PUBLIC LANDS ADVOCACY
We actively support the expansion of nude recreation onto more beaches, national forests, and state parks.
At AANR-West, we promote the wholesome benefits of social nudity through our educational programs, meetings, and get togethers. We also advocate for preserving clothing-optional beaches, lakes, hot springs and hiking trails throughout the Western U.S., as well as existing nude recreation parks and resorts.
The American Association for Nude Recreation
23679 Calabasas Road, Suite 966
Calabasas, CA 91302
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