Nude Family Naturist Camping and Nudist Campgrounds Guide
A first timer’s guide to Nude Family Naturist Camping and visiting Naked Campgrounds
Naturist Camping and Family Nudist Campgrounds – What you need to know!
In addition to nudist resorts and nudist beaches, nudists are able to practice the naturist philosophy at nudist or clothing optional campgrounds. From spring til autumn, or throughout the year in warmer climates, many naturists enjoy camping in the nude. Nudist campgrounds invite people to relax nude / clothes-free, while communing with nature.
The management of these campgrounds, for the most part, believes in welcoming people of all colors, genders, shapes and sizes. The campgrounds are meant to provide a place for a naturist to practice his / her philosophy in a natural surrounding. Naturist families can meet people with similar interests in a safe, family-friendly nudist environment. Many nudist campgrounds advertise a “family friendly” environment, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they are populated with kids. Other campgrounds are for men only. So calling ahead before visiting these places would be a wise move!
Nudist and Naturist Camping – Facilities
Most naturist campgrounds provide a general store for the convenience of campers to pick up charcoal, ice and other simple necessities. Snack bars are sometimes available and a parking pad may be provided in some campgrounds, even for RV campers. Campgrounds vary in their shower and bathroom facilities. Some have indoor facilities and private shower stalls in a public building. Please note that some campgrounds might only have outdoor showers, without having anything in place for privacy. If this might be an issue then it would be a good idea to research the facilities beforehand.
Clothing Optional and Nude / Nudist Family Campgrounds
Some nudist campgrounds are, weather permitting, nudity-required. Others may be deemed as clothing optional campgrounds. That said, almost all nude friendly camping facilities will require people to be nude in the pool, lake or sauna. The term clothing optional means that each individual has the right to determine the amount of nudity he / she feels comfortable with. But if there are areas where being naked is a must, those people will need to disrobe if they want to use those specific facilities.
Due to local health regulations and ordinances, the staff may be clothed at all time or just at particular locations (such as the dining hall). In today’s world, we see many couples where only one of the partners enjoys being nude in a public setting. Therefore a clothing optional campground would be the ideal choice for such couples or families. Some family members might not enjoy being naked in a public setting, so for them a clothing optional campground would be preferred over a full naturist camping site.
Nudist Camping Packing List:
Before you head out on your first nude camping experience, please make sure to pack the following:
Towel (for sitting on and / or swimming)
Warm clothing for chilly nights
Propane camp stove
* Nude Family Friendly and Naturist Camping Packing Considerations – Not much different than Regular Camping!
* When visiting a naked family friendly campground – Don’t forget your towel and something to keep your keys / money in!
Associated Charges with Nude Camping at Nudist or Naturist Campgrounds
It may be necessary to join the American Association for Nude Recreation, The Naturist Society or YNA to visit some of the nudist campgrounds. There are various types of memberships available depending on the budget. Most nudist campgrounds charge from $15 to $20 for each tent per night, but the rates do vary based on the facilities that each campground provides. Some of the campgrounds are equipped with electrical and water hook-ups for RV campers but some might not. The charge for an RV site may be slightly more than a tent site.
Naked Camping Activities at Nudist Campgrounds
Some nudist campgrounds cater to a particular interest, while others offer a large variety of activities. Some of the naturist campground activities may include:
Nude Sports – Nude volleyball is generally offered on the beach, grass or sometimes a court. Many of the nudist campgrounds provide walking and/or biking trails, shuffleboards and horseshoes.
Nude Swimming – Beaches or pools may be provided for skinny-dipping. No need for concern over tan lines on these beaches – just be comfortable in your own skin and you will have a wonderful time.
Nude Fishing and Boating – Some naturist campgrounds are located on lakes, rivers or near the coastline and may offer naked fishing and/or nude boating trips.
Naturist Family Night – Many naturist campground activities may include a family night where visitors can participate in a talent show, bonfire, drum circles, body painting, sing-alongs and so forth.
Special Interest Activities – Naturists workshops or other special interest workshops may be offered at some of the campgrounds. These could range from massage classes, naked yoga, nude hiking and so on.
Kids Playgrounds – Naturist family oriented campgrounds should provide a playground with swings, slides and climbing bars for children.
Other Nudist Camping Considerations:
Parents should consider others and supervise their children appropriately when visiting nude family campgrounds.
It is part of nudist etiquette to always sit on a towel.
This article about Naturist Camping Nudist Campgrounds And Naked or Nude Family Campers was published by – Young Naturists And Young Nudists America YNA