Nude Recreation Week: Vintage Gallery

Social nudity smiles!

A collection of vintage photographs from my collection depicting bare practitioners from previous generations.

Nature man!

Even though the earliest observances of Nude Recreation Week didn’t begin until the 1970’s, these photographs pre-date the designation.

Breaking barriers!
Hiking dudes!
“Tug-of-War” rope pulling!

Skinny-dipping!

No matter what personal interests, outdoor nudity offers pleasures for everyone! Enjoy!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, July 11, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Sex On The Beach Cocktail!”

2022: Nude Recreation Week!

Bare practitioner “fun-in-the-sun!”

2022: Nude Recreation Week!

July 5 – 11, 2022!

This week-long festival of body and clothes freedom recreational activities is jointly co-sponsored by the American Association of Nude Recreation (AANR) and The Naturist Society (TNS). As every summer is the “season of fun in the sun,” it is only logical and natural that major national naturist/nudist advocacy organizations host an event in honour of clean, healthy bare living. The recent tendency over the last several years is to observe this occasion after the July 4 holiday.

Gathering on the beach!

Nude Recreation Week was originally conceived as a marketing concept for naturist/nudist destinations and facilities to attract new members to their clientele. The thought being “increase your membership and increase your business.” The first observances were successful and evolved into a plan to encourage textile (clothed) people to try clothes freedom. It worked and soon expanded from destination focus to a general enticement for the public to try whether at home or at a clothing optional facility.

Bare congregation!

The observance of Nude Recreation Week has provided additional unintentional benefits for the bare practitioner community. Aaron, my spouse, has contributed that given the involvement of a larger population of those without previous naturist/nudist experiences and/or familiarity, many destinations or resorts were forced to re-examine their policies regarding racial and sexual exclusion. This has opened the path of inclusion to many of our community who would otherwise face exclusion.

Bare practitioner competitors!

Nude Recreation Week involves an emphasis on the numerous activities, leisure services and past-times, both active and passive, that people may engage in or undertake while clothes free. In essence, identical to what can be enjoyed when wearing garments. This isn’t to imply this special week is the only time we bare our bodies for fun and games – we do that quite frequently!

Coastal endeavour!

“I like me better naked. I don’t mean that in a vain way… When you put clothes on, you immediately put a character on. Clothes are adjectives, they are indicators. When you don’t have any clothes on, it’s just you – raw – you can’t hide.” ~ Padma Lakshmi ~

Sound advice to follow!

The history of Nude Recreation Week is recent with the earliest documented date of August 7, 1976. as being Nude Beach Day. It was first observed in two locations, Truro Beach in southern California and at the Head of the Meadow Beach at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Nude Beach Day was continued at the same locations soon became National Nude Weekend in order to expand the time for the clothes free event.

As many naturist/nudist campsites and resorts weren’t located with access to clothing optional beaches, it soon became apparent that another name change and another expansion of the theme was necessary. The “weekend” evolved into a full-fledged “week” as the name changed into Nude Recreation Week.

Happy Nude Recreation Week!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, July 8, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Nude Recreation Week: Vintage Gallery!”

2019 Nude Recreation Week

The 2019 observation of Nude Recreation Week begins today and continues through July 14. This is an annual event that has been sponsored by the Naturist Society for the past 41 years. It is jointly sponsored by both the Naturist Society and the American Association for Nude Recreation. Author’s Note: The Naturist Society website announces that Nude Recreation Week is July 8 – 14, 2019. The American Association website offers the same event for July 7 – 14, 2019. 

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Nude Recreation Week: Hump Day!

Nude Recreation Week

primarily observed in the USA

July 9 – 15, 2018

It’s now mid-week through Nude Recreation Week. Don’t wait until the last minute to get out of your kit and bare your skin for some bare “fun-in-the-sun!” Lose those clothes and experience nature as it was meant to be enjoyed: naked and free! Avoid the rush and step out of those garments now! Let the air and the rays of the sun envelope your skin!

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Nude Recreation Week

2018 Nude Recreation Week

primarily observed in the USA

July 9 – 15, 2018

It’s that time once again, Nude Recreation Week! It is a co-sponsored effort between The Naturist Society (TNS) and the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). It is held annually during the month of July in order for the observance to coincide with the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) celebration of July as Parks and Recreation month. The AANR is a member of NRPA. This is also the month that Americans usually vacation and travel, away from their jobs.

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Happy Nude Recreation Week!

This year, July 10 – 16, 2017, is Nude Recreation Week. This week-long festival of bare recreational activities is co-sponsored by the American Association of Nude Recreation (AANR) and The Naturist Society (TNS). As every Summer is the “season of fun in the sun,” it’s only logical that major naturist/nudist advocacy organizations proclaim an event in honor of clean, healthy bare living. Normally this week encompasses the date of July 4, the USA’s independence day holiday but it is being observed later this year.

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