The Mid-Winter Naturist Festival, February 15-20, is Sunsport's and the Naturist Society Foundation's largest event of the year. Sunsport will be full of naturists from all over North America to choose from over 210 scheduled activities. Favorites Armand and Angelina and Faerie Elaine will return. Drum circles, live entertainment, and movies happen each evening, five or six workshops every hour daytimes, and trips to clothing-optional beaches on Tuesday. There will also be skin cancer screening available Saturday. 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 Foundation's websites.
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 restaurant, at the hospitality booth, in the office, checking showers and rest rooms, moving chairs, or parking cars should attend a volunteer meeting Wednesday, February 7th, at 8 pm in the pavilion.
Anyone registered for the Festival may set up a booth at no charge in Vendor/Practitioner Row as early as 9 am on Wednesday, February 14th. Vendors and practitioners must supply their own tables, chairs, canopies, etc. as desired. These booths help to enrich the Festival experience.
Events in February
The Just Married duo from France are returning to Sunsport for the first full week in February. They will perform in the pavilion on Tuesday the 6th at 7 pm and by the pool on Friday the 9th at 1 pm. Their singing in English and French was very popular last year.
There will be a Community Drum Circle on Friday, February 2nd and a Super Bowl Watching Party Sunday the 11th in the pavilion.
The Annual Coed Fun Bowl Volleyball Tournament will be on Sunday, February 25th. To register for the volleyball tournament, sign up at the volleyball court any afternoon with a $5 entry fee. All skill levels are mixed with teams made up of different people each game.
On going activities include Water Aerobics Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10 am, morning pickleball, canasta Mondays at 7 pm in the clubhouse, yoga Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at noon in the pavilion, popular and creative arts and crafts Wednesdays at 2 pm in the pavilion, movies in the pavilion the last 2 Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, and daily afternoon petanque and volleyball.
Dances include line dancing Tuesdays at 9:30 am, belly dancing Thursdays at 10 am, Saturday evening dances at 8 pm, zumba Monday the 5th, and (if there are at least 8 people) square dances Thursdays at 8 pm and Wednesday the 14th at 8 pm.
For more information on events or for suggestions on other activities, contact Activities Coordinator Amanda Henderson at 561-584-3644 or [email protected].
Yoga - with Chris Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at noon and with Jasami Saturdays January 13th, and 27th at 10 am.
Karaoke - Saturdays at 11 am.
Canasta - Monday at 7 pm.
Art & Crafts- Wednesday at 2 pm.
Dancing - Beginning Line Dancing on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, Advanced Line Dancing Tuesdays at 10 am. Belly Dancing on Thursdays at 10 am. Square Dancing will be on Thursdays at 8 pm. Zumba check event calendar. Saturday night dances at 8 pm
Daily Events - afternoon Pétanque at 2, Water Aerobics Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10, Morning Pickleball at 9am
Monthly Drum Circle
The February 2nd 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.
Family Youth Gathering - July 6-14 Young Adult Weekends - January 12-14, May 10-12, September 13-15
Community Drum Circles - The first Friday of each month.
New Activities Coordinator 🎉
Amanda Henderson is Sunsport's new Activities Coordinator. She is eager to receive ideas for activities. Contact her if you wish to use Sunsport facilities such as the pavilion. Amanda will be posting activity schedules.
Although Sunsport's legal name is Sunsport Gardens Inc., we use the title Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort.The Family part is important.
Six families with children live at Sunsport and others live nearby. But that's not all. Children are welcome at all activities at Sunsport. 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 Family Youth Gathering in July is a wonderful experience for children with parents encouraged to participate with their children. I am proud that Sunsport provides a safe, healthy resort and community for families.
The Winter issue of the Naturist Society Foundation's N Magazine features an article about healthy living at Sunsport.
February Wrap Up
February is always Sunsport's busiest month of the year. Most camping sites with hook-ups are full as are 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.
Calling all Artists, Dancers, Painters, Sculptors, Musicians, Writers etc
Sunsport has created an Artist-in-Residence Program. Stay for a week or a month+.
Healthy food will be available daily in the office which is open 10 am - 6 pm
Farm fresh eggs & home made Jams and Sauces are also available.
NEW HEALTHY OPTIONS MENU!
For those looking for low salt, vegan, KETO, paleo, gluten free, low sugar etc
we got you covered.
Don't see what you want? Just ask Tracy and she will use her culinary creativity to accommodate your desires.
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.
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
One of Phu's many beautiful orchids.
ArtBox & Serenity Garden
Festival time in Serenity Garden
Birds Life with Theresa
Monkey and Morley
Permaculture Sunsport News
Sunsport's Steaming Piles of Sh**t
If you've been to Sunsport and went for a walk to the remote regions out back you may have come across piles of organic material.
A romantic view of compost
Florida soil is essentially beach sand. With few nutrients that can leach away with very rain. With the clearing of land and planting a small there is very little soil biome. Over time the tree and supporting vegetation will grow as will the soil biome with it.
Mulching during the early stages of growth will greatly enhance and speed up the process until the trees themselves will be dropping leaves and self mulching.
Several types of mulch at Sunsport - Tree trimmings, horse stable shavings and hay with animal manure and compost
Mulching will also help keep soil from drying out too rapidly in the intense Florida sun. While garden type vegetables prefer a bacterial dominate biome facilitated by compost, trees and shrubs prefer a more fungal biome facilitated by wood mulch.
Bacterial Dominant - Fungal Dominant
Lion Country Safari
Recently Sunsport has been able to make arrangements with our neighbor Lion Country Safari to get deliveries of their Elephant, Giraffe and Lion and Tiger manure.
Composted it will be great for garden vegetables and used straight will be great for our fruit trees and bananas.
Residents who want to use some of the mulch in our composting area are free to do so - we only ask you do it outside business hours (8am - 4pm). This is to ensure everyone safety by avoiding heavy machinery being used in the area.
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 .
Hauraki Naturally is unlike most Naturist or Sun Clubs in New Zealand. We do not have our own land or buildings or private facilities. Our "club grounds" are the great New Zealand outdoors! Most of our activities take place in public locations generally accessible by anyone.
We are not affiliated with the New Zealand Naturist Federation or any "landed" club. While those clubs offer great facilities and a secure environment, Hauraki Naturally exists for those who, for various reasons, cannot access those clubs or don't relate to the club scene. Some of us don't even relate to the "Naturist" or "Nudist" label, simply regarding being naked as just another unremarkable clothing style.
Hauraki Naturally is free to join. We have no membership fees, so we are very affordable.
Hauraki Naturally is internet-based and we have members all over New Zealand. Therefore we are not far away! We provide a facility to allow members to organise their own social events with others in their own location.
Hauraki Naturally is open to everyone. Apart from misconduct or inappropriate behaviour, we do not refuse membership on any discriminatory grounds.
Hauraki Naturally is not fixated on "gender balance". We do not refuse membership to single males.
Hauraki Naturally exists for all kinds of Naturists - social types, solo types, "At Home" naturists, - however and whenever you enjoy a clothes-free life, we're here for you!
Pekka Halonen.1865-1933. Boys Swimming.1894
The Wounded Achilles (1842) by Italian sculptor, Innocenzo Fraccaroli (1805-1888) - marble
The Race (1935), Edward Casey
Paul Adolf Hauptmann.1887-1958. Male Nude Portrait. ca 1935-1940
Casey, Stevedores Bathing
Ringende Jünglinge, Max Bernuth.1913
J.F. Willumsen (Danish 1863-1958) Sun and Youth, 1910
This monthsFriday evening, February 2nd monthlyCommunity Drum Circle is ON!!!
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.
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 (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.
Our Mission Statement
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.
Incorporated in 1980, SFFB has long worked tirelessly for the advancement of naturism in general, and clothing-optional beaches in particular, across the entire state of Florida.SFFB’s Legal Defense Fund has financially assisted countless naturists over it’s tenure.
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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