What do Lady Gaga, George Washington, Hugh Jackman, Shakira, Eva Mendes, Heidi Klum, and Ben Franklin have in common? They’ve each admitted to enjoying skinny-dipping and the feeling of being nude. Movie stars, musicians, and entertainers today are openly professing their comfort level getting naked while swimming, cleaning house, and relaxing in their birthday suits.
So, this July, we encourage free spirits young and old to join in the celebration of national Nude Recreation Week, July 8-13, started by The Naturist Society (TNS) over three decades ago, and experience the stress-relieving freedom of nude recreation. Why not take a skinny dip in your backyard pool? Don’t have a pool? Then wash the family pet in the nude, scour the shower in the nude, vacuum the house nude, read a book, garden, or enjoy some other activity in an appropriate setting in the nude.
Nude Recreation Week gives first-timers a chance to shed stress by giving clothes-free recreation a try. This annual celebration is open for individuals, couples, and families to visit their favorite nude beach or one of over 250 clothing-optional and clothes-free clubs affiliated with AANR, to experience firsthand this growing trend in both travel and recreation.
This year, many AANR-affiliated clubs are celebrating our freedoms with the Thanks For The Freedom program which thanks our veterans and active and inactive military personnel. These clubs have specials to give back in some small measure to those individuals who have given so much. Veterans and military personnel can visit a participating club and receive a three-month Freedom Pass, which allows many of the same basic benefits AANR members enjoy.
To find a member resort in your area, visit the AANR Club Locator. To find a participating Thanks For The Freedom location, click here. Parties interested in visiting should call the resort in advance to schedule their reservation.