Trying to find something different to do this summer?  Imagine my surprise when I learned that nudist camps are a trending thing across the country.  Although I can’t imagine shedding all my clothes for a weekend of roaming the woods and community pools with strangers, it turns out that 15% of Americans enjoy this.  I assumed that this $400 million a year industry was left to places like Hedonism or sexually charged places in the Caribbean, but it turns out that isn’t true at all.  They also live right here in Connecticut.


The major resorts include:

Solair Family Nudist Resort  
65 Ide Perrin Road, Woodstock, Connecticut

This family resort (that’s right, kids too) boasts all kinds of activities including naked Zumba, volleyball, beach bonfires (seems dangerous), and tons more.  The 450 acre property is actually the oldest continuously operating nudist resort in the country.  The site says that eliminating your clothes also eliminates your social status and you can’t tell the business professionals from the blue collar workers.  It also has a unisex showering area.  That being said, the website addresses whether people “get excited” there and this is their response:

Do males get visibly excited?

Not often. Nudist clubs are far less sexually charged than places where bikinis, thongs, or other provocative clothing, are worn. On the rare occasion where this occurs, simply don a towel, turn over, or take a quick dip in the pool.


Sun Ridge Nudist Resort

131 Calvin French Road, Sterling, Connecticut

This resort is only open from May to September BUT they have “DJ Magic Mike” spinning dance music on the weekends… So there’s that.  Their website also boasts that you can get “an all over tan”.  Put that on the “plus list”! They have one strict rule, no clothing allowed in the pool.  Their website is a lot different from Solaris that says it’s family friendly (Going down a slide with no pants on? No thanks) but Sun Ridge seems more adult oriented especially since everyone on this website is pretty good looking.  There’s also “day passes” for Sun Ridge for those that just want to get naked for a short period of time and gawk at strangers…. I mean, become one with nature.


AANR otherwise known as the American Association of of Nude Recreation (this is real) is also boasting a new commercial that urges Americans to visit one of their accredited 265 nudists resorts.

Note: If you click on any of these links you will see naked people.


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