Winter Wonderland Weekend for Young Adults January 13-15th


COVID-19 Update

Sunsport is open to guests.
Good news! Most Sunsport residents and visitors have now been vaccinated to avoid Covid 19. Thus, Sunsport's Board has determined that people will no longer be required to wear masks indoors at Sunsport.

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We have beautiful Cabins and RVs to suit your desires.
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January is a wonderful month at Sunsport. We have a reunion with our many friends from the North. This year we have many new visitors as well.

January is the month when members can sign up for seasonal sites, cabin rentals, and trailer rentals for next year with members getting choices based upon their length of stay. People committing to staying 6 months or longer may start reserving a site or rental unit beginning January 3rd.
Don't miss this opportunity to select the site or accommodation you want.
A list of available sites is in the office.

Special Events in January

There are several special events in January. On Sunday, January 1st, a Goddess Gathering Women's Circle will be held in the serenity garden from 2:30 to 4:30.
Katie Ospina writes,
Our circle of women will be an opportunity to connect with each other in your most natural form. Drop the worries of everyday life and come see how you feel when you let it all fall away.

RSVP to Katie 561-323-8349.
Women who are not Sunsport members who wish to enjoy Sunsport before or after the Gathering may pay half price ground fees.
Kindred Sistars Goddess Gathering
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Check out the slide show on our homepage of all the best photos of the Sunsport Experience by our talented photographers.

Community Happenings

Events in January

The first Community Drum Circle of the year will be Friday, January 6, at 9 pm.

The seventh annual Camp Wide Yard Sale will be from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday, January 21. Anyone wishing to sell items should see Corey on Weekend Row B by January 14.

The Winter Wonderland Weekend for young adults will take place January 13-15th. The weekend will be lots of fun with campfires, workshops, water play and bands playing poolside. The cost is only $20 for the whole weekend including tent camping for ages 18-30.

On Wednesday, the 18th, individual members have an opportunity to Meet The Board to ask questions, make suggestions, or simply comment. Please sign up in the office for your 15 minute time period. Time periods start at 8pm in Morley's trailer.

The Permaculture Sunsport group is meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the dining room. Contact Geoffrey Farmer, geoffrey@pclox.org, to receive notice of meetings and garden workdays.

Ongoing activities include daily afternoon Petanque at 2, Water Aerobics Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10, Pickleball in the morning, afternoon volleyball, and Saturday Evening Dances. There is also line dancing every Tuesday with beginnjer dancing at 9:30 am followed by line dancing for all at 10 am.

Karaoke - Friday evenings.

Weekly Dances - Saturday evenings.

Daily Events - Ongoing activities include daily afternoon Pétanque at 2, Water Aerobics Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10, Line Dancing at 9:30am, Morning Pickleball

Monthly Drum Circle

The January 6th First Friday Community Drum Circle is ON!

Note: the special drum circle ground fees will be in effect only until 10 pm when the office closes. After 10 pm entry, regular ground fees will apply.

Please arrive before 10pm to enjoy the $5 price.

2023 Events at Sunsport

Mid-Winter Naturist Festival - February 16-21
Family Youth Gathering - July 8-16
Young Adult Weekends - January 13-15, May 12-14, September 8-10
Community Drum Circles - The first Friday of each month.

2023 Winter Wonderland


Florida law requires that all employees be paid at least $15 per hour by 2026.

The Sunsport Board has decided to raise employee wages by $1 per hour each year until the $15 per hour is reached.
Sunsport's wonderful and capable staff certainly deserves the raises. In order to pay for the raises and other increased expenses, rental accommodation rates, membership fees, and site rental rates will be increased by 5% commencing January 1st, 2023.
The new rate sheet is on the Sunsport website here.
Santa 2022

Special joyous holiday events in December included luminaries, a visit from Santa with gifts for all of Sunsport's children, a community pot luck, and a New Year's Eve party.

Sunsport has an Amazing Staff

The Maintenance and Grounds Team led by Roger Byrd keeps everything safe and functioning smoothly, not an easy task. You may have noticed the beautiful plantings and the smoothness of the roads.
Tom and Chris Vuk create delicious and healthful meals served at the Tiki Bar or the Naturally Nude Cafe.
The Office Team led by Theresa Frazier does an amazing job of finding spots for everyone and overseeing the funds.
We all appreciate how the Housekeeping Team led by Daniel Watier and his staff keep the showers, rest rooms, community buildings, and rental units incredibly clean. Most important are our community members and guests whose spirit inspires us all.
Artist-in-Residence Program

Artist-in-Residence Program

Calling all Artists, Dancers, Painters, Sculptors, Musicians, Writers etc

Sunsport has created an Artist-in-Residence Program. Stay for a week or a month+.
Free camping and day fees.
Create art or relax and commune with nature.
Go here to apply: https://sunsportgardens.com/artist/

Our first recipient was the musical duo "Just Married Band"

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Mid-Winter Naturist Festival 2023:

Sunsport's largest event, the Midwinter Naturist Festival, is coming soon, February 16th-21st. Camping sites and a few accommodation rentals are still available. Call Sunsport's office at 561-793-0423 to make a deposit for a reservation. Dry camping is always available. The registration form and a full schedule of workshops and activities is on Sunsport's website. Please send in your registration form now. Special Festival ground fees for people outside the immediate area increase February 1st. Sunsport always shines for the Festival thanks to the efforts of our dedicated staff and the many volunteers from the Sunsport community.

Festival registration forms are now available on the website.


Sunsport Tee Shirts.......

We now have a variety of Sunsport Gardens T-shirts available.

The shirts have attractive designs by Christopher Vuk.

Purchase them at the office or online on our website (coming soon)

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

Sunsport grown Vegetables!

The Smoothie Bar will be open afternoons (closed Wednesday) to provide tasty treats when there are hungry people poolside.
Sunsport's restaurant, the Naturally Nude Cafe, is open from 6-8 pm daily except Wednesday. The restaurant also provides catering at other times.

Call 561-330-5684 to place your order for delicious meals or snacks of your choice.

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The trash area in the northeast corner of Sunsport has been eliminated. Large trash items may now be placed only in the maintenance yard with the supervision of Team Leader Roger Byrd, preferably Monday through Friday.
The trailer holding recyclable scrap metal will be moved to the maintenance area. Plastic bags full of waste should be deposited in the dumpster in the recycling area, not in the maintenance area.
Please help recycle. Place clean paper and cardboard in the yellow bins and cans, plastics (except bags, styrofoam, and utensils), and bottles in the blue bins. Leave word in the office if you need yellow and blue totes or small bins which can be placed roadside near your site for pick-up. Most important, place large items such as platforms and furniture near, but not in, the dumpster. Place only bagged garbage in the dumpster.Thank you.

To help Sunsport and the environment, *please deposit aluminum cans in a special bin with a round hole in the top in the main recycling area.
  • 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 the large grey or black trash bins with tops.
Please secure all trash cans tightly since raccoons are skilled at opening containers and making large messes. Thanks.

the Gardens of Sunsport

Orchids Orchids lots of Orchids - thanks Morley

ArtBox & Serenity Garden

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The Serenity Garden continues its progress as the spiritual workshop hub of Sunsport.

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Permaculture Sunsport News

What's Ripe at Sunsport: Starfruit

Carambola, also known as star fruit, is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree native to tropical Southeast Asia. The mildly poisonous fruit is commonly consumed in parts of Brazil, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the South Pacific, Micronesia, parts of East Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean and contains the neurotoxin caramboxin.
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Forest holding a Fwang Tung starfruit. A large fruited white yellow variety.
The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides (usually 5–6). When cut in cross-section, it resembles a star, giving it the name of star fruit. The entire fruit is edible, usually raw, and may be cooked or made into relishes, preserves, garnish, and juices.

Health Risks

Carambolas contain caramboxin and oxalic acid. Both substances are harmful to individuals suffering from kidney failure, kidney stones, or those under kidney dialysis treatment. Consumption by those with kidney failure can produce hiccups, vomiting, nausea, mental confusion, and sometimes death. Caramboxin is a neurotoxin which is structurally similar to phenylalanine, and is a glutamatergicagonist.

Drug interactions

Like the grapefruit, carambola is considered to be a potent inhibitor of seven cytochrome P450 isoforms. These enzymes are significant in the first-pass elimination of many medications, and, thus, the consumption of carambola or its juice in combination with certain prescription medications can significantly increase their effective dosage within the body.
Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola) has crisp, very juicy, sweet yellow, orange or white flesh. Every variety has a distinct taste. When fully ripe, the fruits have a sweet, citrus-like flavor that is both delicious and refreshing. They are eaten fresh out-of-hand or can be juiced.
If you have tasted starfruit purchased at a market, it is probably one that was picked green in another state and sold here. Fully ripe starfruit is sweet, not sour or astringent!
Some of the Starfruit varieties you find at Sunsport are:
Fwang Tung
Sri Kembangan

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Please make a small donation to help us continue to develop the Meditation and Permaculture Projects.

The Sunsport Permaculture Group has been very active. Recent projects have been enlarging the Community Garden and digging a swale to improve the water flow. The meetings have been well attended. Meetings are twice a month.

Check the website for exact day, at 7 pm in the restaurant.

The Permaculture Sunsport group is meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the dining room. Contact Geoffrey Farmer, geoffrey@pclox.org, to receive notice of meetings and garden workdays.
Hey What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a philosophy of design for creating a sustainable human culture. That is, it's a way of thinking about how we set up the support systems around us: shelter, food, water, energy, society and business. Well designed permaculture systems allow us to live as a beneficial part of the ecosystems around us.

Join our FaceBook page for more details and meetings of the Sunsport Permaculture & Community Garden Group .

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

One with Nature:

Nude Paintings in Natural Settings

Depictions of the nude figurative form is a time-honored artistic tradition dating back to antiquity. Depending on the period in question, the symbolism of nudity in artwork varies in associations ranging from fertility or athleticism and of course, the erotic.

The depiction of nude figures set within landscapes conveys an unparalleled sense of freedom, relaxation, and nonchalance. It is no doubt a fairly uncommon scene outside of the artist’s canvas. Here are ten paintings of the nude figure(s) portrayed within breathtaking natural settings.

Nude paintings in nature- Jean Metzinger, Two Nudes in an Exotic Landscape, ca. 1905,
Jean Metzinger, Two Nudes in an Exotic Landscape, ca. 1905,

This painting is by a notable French painter and theorist of the Fauve period, Jean Metzinger. It is a fine example of Proto-Cubist work with a stunning mosaic effect. The figures in the center of the painting are rendered in natural tones, while the setting is exuberant and whimsical. The silhouettes of the figures are natural and full and appear to almost blend into the dream-like landscape that envelopes them.

Nude paintings in nature- William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Birth of Venus, ca. 1879, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Birth of Venus, ca. 1879

This painting is reminiscent of a previous rendition of Sandro Botticellidepicting the same mythological subject matter and is one of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s most famous works. Standing almost 10-feet tall and about 7-feet wide (3 x 2 meters), this large composition depicts Venus, the epitome of classical feminine beauty. Venus is depicted in the nude in the center of the frame, perched atop a scallop shell as she emerges from the sea. She is surrounded by several classical figures who are pictured gazing upon her with great interest and celebrating her arrival.

Valentine Cameron Prinsep, The First Awakening of Eve, ca. 19th century, private collection. Wikimedia Commons
Valentine Cameron Prinsep, The First Awakening of Eve, ca. 19th century
Valentine Cameron Princep was a British painter belonging to the Pre-Raphaelite tradition. Here he depicts a notable biblical scene from the book of Genesis. In the context of Adam and Eve, the nude form was not merely incidental but was central to their identity. Eve is depicted as she is rising from slumber, observing the new scenes around her. She is pictured in front of what appears to be a fallen tree, certainly an interesting choice in the depiction of the Garden of Eden. The soft, luminous effect of light on Eve adds an ethereal quality to the painting. The foliage appears to frame her form in an almost balanced fashion.
Théodore Géricault, Nude Warrior with a Spear, ca. 1816, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.
Théodore Géricault, Nude Warrior with a Spear, ca. 1816
Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault was an esteemed French painter and a pioneer of the Romantic movement in the late 18th century. In his painting here, he chose a barren landscape as the setting so as to keep the focus on the nude form of the solitary male figure. The figure is rich in details and renders the body in a series of interlocked triangular forms, i.e. the bent arm, the bent knee. Although we cannot see his face, by looking at his turned head we can no doubt surmise his quiet contemplation.
Nude paintings in nature- Henri Rousseau, The Dream (Le Rêve), ca. 1910, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Henri Rousseau, The Dream (Le Rêve), ca. 1910
Although Henri Rousseau was best known for his depictions of tropical jungles, the inspiration for this famous series came from within the botanical gardens in Paris as the artist never traveled outside of France. The Dream is Rousseau’s last completed work, and a large composition spanning over 6 feet in height and about 10 feet in width (1,8 x 3 meters). It features the artist’s mistress from his youth, reclined majestically albeit unnaturally in the nude in the middle of what appears to be a tropical paradise. There are fruit-bearing trees, wild animals, birds, and a musician peeking through dense foliage. The focus of this painting is undoubtedly on the nude sitter, as she surveys the lively scenes before her.
Nude paintings in nature- Kenyon Cox, An Eclogue, ca. 1890, Smithsonian American Art Museums, Washington, DC, USA.
Kenyon Cox, An Eclogue, ca. 1890
This curious painting by Kenyon Cox depicts a scenic rural landscape. The nude man in the background, perhaps a shepherd is engaged in a relaxed and contemplative stroll with his dog. The eye of the viewer is drawn first to the four female figures in the foreground, contrasted by the dark foliage behind them. They appear engaged and oblivious to their various stages of undress. There is clear camaraderie and a relaxed conversation between the three figures as they share fruit and a conversation, while the fourth figure reclining on the haystack seems forlorn, perhaps in a passing thought that caught her contemplation.
Anders Zorn, In the Skerries, ca. 1894
Andres Zorn was an internationally acclaimed Swedish artist notable for his portraitures of King Oscar II of Sweden, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt. In this painting, he depicted a woman standing at the edge of a cliff overlooking the water, possibly the Nordic coast. There is a great sense of pride in the posture of the woman as she stands tall and proud facing the sun. She peers into the distance with her long golden air cascading along with her form.
Nude paintings in nature: Arnold Friedman, Nudes in Landscape, ca. 1882 and 1946, Smithsonian American Art Museums, Washington, DC, USA.
Arnold Friedman, Nudes in Landscape, ca. 1882
This scene of nude bathers is by a Modernist painter, Arnold Friedman. In the spirit of other “bathers” artworks, there are simplified full-bodied nude figures engaged in rest and relaxation. The painting can primarily be characterized by the clean contours and earth tones that evoke a harmonious sense of calm.
Nude paintings in nature- Edwin Holgate, Nude in a Landscape, c. 1930, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Edwin Holgate, Nude in a Landscape, c. 1930
This painting is by Edwin Holgate, a central figure in the development of Canadian art in the 1920s. The modernist aesthetic of this painting is captivating and intentionally unrealistic, as evidenced by the clean, rounded mountains and still water in the background. The figure of the woman lays comfortably on sheets, gazing outward seemingly unaware of the peering eyes.
Nude paintings in nature- Otto Mueller, Landscape with Yellow Nudes (Landschaft Mit Gelben Akten), ca. 1919, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA.
Otto Mueller, Landscape with Yellow Nudes, ca. 1919
This artwork is by Otto Mueller, an esteemed German painter, and printmaker of the Die Brücke Expressionist movement. He was known for his simplified contours and two-dimensional compositions. His painting depicts three nude bathers with simplified and elongated forms, rendered within an idyllic landscape that carries the theme. Despite the simplification, the mood of the painting is richly conveyed in the relaxed body language and warm light.

This months Friday evening,

January 6th monthly
Community Drum Circle is ON!!!

Please Support These Important Organizations

Fighting for Our Freedoms

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The Naturist Society Foundation

Vision: Creating a clothing-optional world where your body does not define who you are.Mission: Promoting a culture of body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation, education, and community outreach.Values: Naturism, Understanding, Diversity, Education
The Naturist Action Committee is the political adjunct to The Naturist Society Foundation. NAC exists to advance and protect the rights and interests of naturists throughout North America, and supports the responsible recreational nude use of public lands.

The Naturist Education Foundation is the nonprofit informational and educational adjunct to The Naturist Society Foundation and is dedicated to improving the awareness of naturism and body acceptance among both naturists and non-naturists, including business leaders, legislators, and the college community. NEF seeks to achieve an understanding and acceptance of naturists and their activities throughout North America.
NAC and NEF are 501(c) nonprofit corporations.
American Association for Nude Recreation
Our Mission: Simply put, we exist “To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.”
The American Association for Nude Recreation is the largest, most long-established organization of its kind in North America. With roots dating to 1931, we have grown from our humble beginnings to an organization that has served 213,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and beyond. These members enjoy their own backyards and pools with family and friends, as well as over 180 nudist resorts and affiliates.
the Federation of Canadian Naturists
The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) is Canada’s national nudist organization. Along with the Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN), the FCN represents and promotes the naturist lifestyle as wholesome, healthy, and enjoyable.

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The Federation of Canadian Naturists is a member-supported, not for profit organization dedicated to fostering a greater understanding, acceptance and appreciation of naturism as a way of life throughout Canada.
Beach Education Advocates for Culture, Health, Environment & Safety (B.E.A.C.H.E.S.) Foundation Institute aims at establishing amicable and mutually beneficial working partnerships with government, business, naturist beach advocacy groups and the public to design, establish and manage designated clothing-optional or naturist areas at public beaches.
B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, former Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department Programming Partner for Haulover Beach and an adjunct of South Florida Free Beaches (SFFB), founders of Haulover Beach’s naturist section in 1991.

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