The Mid-Winter Naturist Festival, February 13-18
The Mid-Winter Naturist Festival, February 13-18, is Sunsport's and the Naturist Society's largest event of the year. Sunsport will be full of naturists from all over North America and beyond to choose from 215 scheduled activities.
Favorites Armand and Angelina, Faerie Elaine, David Redmond, and LaDonna Allison and Bill Pacer will return. Drum circles and movies happen each evening and trips to clothing-optional beaches on Tuesday. There will also be skin cancer screening available Saturday and the Bloodmobile will be here Sunday.
The restaurant will be open for three buffet style meals daily. You can find the updated full Festival program including a description of each workshop on Sunsport's and the Naturist Society's websites.
Mid-Winter Naturist Festival
Mid-Winter Naturist Festival 2018
All Sunsport members who lead at least two workshops or volunteer to help for at least five hours will have their registration fee waived. Those wishing to volunteer in the office, in the restaurant, at the hospitality booth, checking showers and rest rooms, moving chairs, or parking cars should attend a volunteer meeting Thursday, February 6th, at 8 pm in the pavilion.

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Get the latest on our commitment to Naturism, Permaculture, Health, Nutrition, Spirituality and Community.

Seasonal Rentals

Don't miss the opportunity to select the site or accommodations you want for next year. A list of available sites and accommodations is in the office. The website now features pictures and descriptions of all rentals and a map of locations.....go here.
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See details in this newsletter and
on the bulletin boards for seasonal agreement details.

Community Events

Major events for February are the
Community Drum Circle on Friday, February 7th,
the Super Bowl Watching Party on Sunday, the 2nd, and the
Annual Coed Fun Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, the 23rd.

To register for the volleyball tournament, see Barbara Skinner, Marty Menane, or Ken Wright at the volleyball court if you are interested in playing.
All skill levels are mixed with teams made up of different people each game.

Ongoing Activities Include:

  • Tennis Daily
  • Volleyball at 1 and Petanque at 2
  • Water Aerobics are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
  • Poker is Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Line Dance Lessons are Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Beginning Classes are at 9:30 am followed by Advanced Classes at 10:00 am.
  • Yoga Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons
  • Pot Luck meal followed by Game Nights on Wednesday evenings
  • Poker Tuesday evenings at 7
  • Square Dances Mondays at 8 pm
  • Karaoke is on Friday evenings
  • Dances are on Saturday evenings
  • Ice Cream Social to benefit the Children's Family Camp on Sunday afternoons
  • Book Club Sunday evenings at 7
As you can see, Sunsport has a full schedule of activities with something for all tastes. Thanks to Francine Goulet, Marty Menane, and Barbara Skinner who are coordinating the activities and to all the volunteers leading the activities.
Contact Marty at fourgaia@hotmail.com or Barb at barbaraskinner2664@gmail.com.

the Naturally Nude Cafe.......whats cookin.....

Sunsport Grown Fruits and Vegetables!

Kyana and Loreida Jones are creating delicious and healthful meals in the Naturally Nude Cafe, sometimes using produce grown at Sunsport. Some people have labeled their meals 5 star, the best they have tasted in Florida.

The Naturally Nude Cafe SPECIAL Mid Winter Naturist Festival menu is now online.
Check out the great dishes that are coming your way!

Wild Salmon with Brussel Sprouts and Shredded Heirloom Carrots

Those shredded heirloom carrots were grown right outside the restaurant in our Garden Tower growing system.
The left overs go right back into the Garden Tower via a center tube where resident composting earthworms turn the scraps back into nourishing meals for the Collards, Kale, Carrots, Rosemary and many more edibles that grow around the perimeter.

Planning Committee News

Three major projects have been completed.
Don and Bill putting on the finishing touches.
The new Octagonal Gazebo with a Fire Ring and Fountain is beautiful. It will serve as a community meeting place and a location for workshops.
The redesigned Labyrinth is more attractive and functional with clear paths and a higher elevation. The golf cart Nature Trail is being regularly used providing an opportunity for people, particularly those with difficulty walking, to explore Sunsport's Edible Food Forest.
The projects are impressive; enjoy them.
Geoff joel laying blocks
Geoff and Joel creating the labyrinth perimeter.


Please use the appropriate containers for throwing out items. Place materials such as clean paper and cardboard in the yellow bins; cans, plastics (except Styrofoam, utensils,and bags), juice boxes, and glass and plastic bottles in the blue bins. Place large items such as platforms and furniture near, but not in, the dumpster. Place only bagged garbage and small items in the dumpster.
  • The yellow containers are for paper and flattened cardboard
  • The blue containers are for aluminum cans, glass, juice boxes, and plastics except styrofoam, bags, and utensils.
  • Deposit other trash in trash cans.
Please secure all trash cans tightly since raccoons are skilled at opening containers and making large messes. Thanks.
Although Sunsport's legal name is Sunsport Gardens Inc., we use the title Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort. The Family part is important.
There are now four families with three generations residing at Sunsport plus other chidren. That is amazing. But that's not all.
Children are welcome at all activities at Sunsport. I believe that our Mid-Winter Naturist Festival is the only large event sponsored by a national naturist organization that has a full schedule of activities designed to interest children. Sunsport's July Summer Camp is a family camp with parents encouraged to participate with their children. Sunsport employs several teens and young adults.
I am proud that Sunsport provides a safe, healthy resort and community for families.
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February is always Sunsport's busiest month of the year. All our camping sites with hook-ups are full as are all of our rental units. However, we always have space for tenting and dry camping.

This is a great time to enjoy Sunsport with friends you haven't seen for a while and an opportunity to make new friends.

Permaculture Sunsport News

Tahlah Trail

The new Nature/Cart Trail named Tahlah Trail after the Seminole word for palm is coming along nicely. A winding path thru an edible food forest.
It will enable everyone regardless of mobility ability to enjoy the progress of our Permaculture Project.
Make sure you visit often to watch the progress as it comes together.

Coconut-Mulch Circle

Our latest addition to the trail is a large coconut circle. Thanks to a generous donation from one of our members we were able to obtain 9 Dwarf Thai Coconut Trees.
In the middle of the circle you will see a deep wide pit that goes below the water table. It will be filled completely with garden debris to nourish the coconuts and to suck up deep water during times of drought.
This circle will join the one right next door that is planted with bananas.
Check out our FaceBook page for more details and meetings of the SunSport Permaculture Group.

Art & Naturism.......naturist spirited art

Edvard Munch........"in my art I attempt to explain life and its meaning to myself."

The Athenaeum - Bathing Men (1907) (Edvard Munch)
Munch often uses shadows and rings of color around his figures to emphasize an aura of fear, menace, anxiety, or sexual intensity. These paintings have been interpreted as reflections of the artist's sexual anxieties, though it could also be argued that they represent his turbulent relationship with love itself and his general pessimism regarding human existence.
Many of these sketches and paintings were done in several versions, such as Madonna, Hands and Puberty, and also transcribed as wood-block prints and lithographs. Munch hated to part with his paintings because he thought of his work as a single body of expression.
The Athenaeum - Harvesting Women (Edvard Munch)
So to capitalize on his production and make some income, he turned to graphic arts to reproduce many of his paintings, including those in this series. Munch admitted to the personal goals of his work but he also offered his art to a wider purpose, "My art is really a voluntary confession and an attempt to explain to myself my relationship with life—it is, therefore, actually a sort of egoism, but I am constantly hoping that through this I can help others achieve clarity."
While attracting strongly negative reactions, in the 1890s Munch began to receive some understanding of his artistic goals, as one critic wrote, "With ruthless contempt for form, clarity, elegance, wholeness, and realism, he paints with intuitive strength of talent the most subtle visions of the soul."One of his great supporters in Berlin was Walther Rathenau, later the German foreign minister, who strongly contributed to his success.

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