Posted: January 10, 2022

American Association for Nude Recreation Fact Sheet 2022

  • American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR), founded in 1931, celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2021. AANR’s mission is to advocate on behalf of nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.
  • Membership in AANR is a “passport to fun” and can be purchased for less than the price of a bathing suit.
  • Tag Line: “Born to be Nude”
  • Nude recreation is enjoying a revival in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. AANR serves over 52 million individuals at over 180 affiliated clubs, resorts, RV campgrounds and businesses. Over half of these are “landed” clubs which have their own grounds and facilities. Others, “non-landed” clubs and sometimes called “travel clubs,” are comprised of groups of people who plan trips to clubs with facilities or hold other social events to enjoy nude recreation.
  • In 2003, a Forbes article estimated that nude recreation was a $400 million a year industry, including cruises, resorts and merchandise. By 2020 it grew to what is conservatively estimated a $566 million industry.
  • Nude recreation enthusiasts are a cross-section of North America, representing a variety of ages, careers and socioeconomic levels. Typically, members are active, college educated individuals between the ages of 35-75 who enjoy outdoor recreation and activities such as swimming, tennis, volleyball, walking and hiking.
  • AANR is a gold and silver award-winning member of the American Society of Association Executives, has received four Golden Bell communications awards from the Hospitality Marketing and Sales Association International (HMSAI), two Silver Mercury Awards and an SATW Cushman Award in recent years.
  • AANR’s headquarters are located at 1703 N. Main Street, Kissimmee, Fla. 34744-3396. Phone: 407-933-2064; FAX: 407-933-7577. For more information about the American Association for Nude Recreation or its affiliated clubs, call 800/TRY-NUDE (800/879-6833), or visit the association’s web site at


About AANR: For 90 years AANR has been the preeminent authority and voice in North America, staunchly protecting the freedoms and rights of those who participate in wholesome, family-style nude recreation. Socially, AANR encourages Nakation℠ vacations as healthy, eco-friendly, transformational travel experiences; while AANR’s membership demonstrates conclusively that life is enhanced by the naturalness of social nudity. From exercise to relaxation, a person’s physical, spiritual, and mental well-being is enriched through nude recreation and slumber. AANR supports over 180 chartered clubs, resorts, and campgrounds (and is growing), and serves more than 30,000 members and 52 million skinny dipping enthusiasts throughout the U.S., Canada, and internationally. For more information about AANR and for facts related to nude recreation, visit or call 1-800-TRY-NUDE (879-6833). To receive information on upcoming news and events, sign up for our newsletter here.



Mary Jane Kolassa, Public Relations Consultant



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