Opening for the Season – May 24th!

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2024 Special Events

2024 Special Events

WELCOME TO WHITE THORN LODGE

Fun, Safe, & Family Friendly

Guests are Welcome Memorial Day through the week after Labor Day

White Thorn Lodge is a family nudist campground nestled in the hills of Western Pennsylvania, about an hour from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Erie, Canton and Wheeling.

Located on more than 200 wooded acres, White Thorn Lodge offers a family friendly nudist atmosphere in a beautiful and peaceful environment. With various camping options ranging from tents to cabins, we are excited to help you plan your stay. Day passes are also available. Enjoy our heated pool, hot tub, volleyball courts, and weekend events to maximize your experience here!

The Clubhouse

The 40’ x 60’ clubhouse is the social hub of White Thorn Lodge! Enjoy live music, DJs, special dinners, yoga and more – it is THE PLACE for entertainment.

Spend time on the large patio and catch up with friends or attend our Friday night socials to meet other camp guests. On chilly nights, many people circle around our modern, metal fire pit located just steps away.

The Clubhouse

The 40’ x 60’ clubhouse is the social hub of White Thorn Lodge! Enjoy live music, DJs, special dinners, yoga and more – it is THE PLACE for entertainment.

Spend time on the large patio and catch up with friends or attend our Friday night socials to meet other camp guests. On chilly nights, many people circle around our modern, metal fire pit located just steps away.

“We just loved it. Can’t believe we waited so long to try it. The people were friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautiful. Everyone made us feel right at home. We can’t say enough about how great it is at WTL. What an amazing place.”

ENJOY THE WATER

The Swimming Pool & Conversation Pool

The modern 28’ X 60’ heated swimming pool with stunning deck is the perfect place to relax, catch up with friends, or swim laps – all without getting tan lines. Enjoy the jetted hot tub conveniently located just steps away. Both the pool and hot tub are fully handicapped accessible. Indoor restrooms, outdoor showers, and the sauna complete this beautiful area!

ENJOY THE WATER

The Swimming Pool & Conversation Pool

The modern 28’ X 60’ heated swimming pool with stunning deck is the perfect place to relax, catch up with friends, or swim laps – all without getting tan lines. Enjoy the jetted hot tub conveniently located just steps away. Both the pool and hot tub are fully handicapped accessible. Indoor restrooms, outdoor showers, and the sauna complete this beautiful area!

“I visited (WTL) for my very first nude experience… The accommodations and grounds were wonderfully maintained. The people were so incredibly friendly. We swam, hiked, and talked with people. I felt alive. We left feeling refreshed and renewed. Knowing there are places where I am accepted just as I am is wonderful and I am so glad my first experience was there! We will definitely be back. -Susan”

PLAY TIME

Tennis, Volleyball & Pickleball Courts

There is no shortage of activity at White Thorn Lodge! Volleyball games take place throughout the day on our two hard and three deep sand courts. Two  Pickleball courts and a tennis court provide even more options to make the most out of your stay. Nearby, a grass all-purpose playing field is used for cornhole and kickball events.

PLAY TIME

Tennis, Volleyball & Pickleball Courts

There is no shortage of activity at White Thorn Lodge! Volleyball games take place throughout the day on our two hard and three deep sand courts. Two pickleball courts and a tennis court provide even more options to make the most out of your stay. Nearby, a grass all-purpose playing field is used for cornhole and kickball events.

“At WTL I found the most comfortable, relaxing place I could have imagined. Everyone was helpful and very friendly, members and guests alike. – Fritz”

The snack bar is managed and staffed by our members. Breakfast and Lunch are served Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.  Check the events schedule for activity-based dinner events as we often hold pot lucks and cookouts throughout the Summer.

Snack Bar

Rental Cabins

Four rental rooms were built by the members (as were most facilities at White Thorn) and face the large open camping area. We recommend that you make a reservation well in advance of a visit.

Click on our Plan a Visit page to reserve a cabin

Bocce Court

The bocce court with its surrounding lawn is a favorite gathering place every day and evening for both experienced and novice bocce players. The pool and children’s playground are close by.

The Pond

 

THE POND, located at the bottom of Pond Road, was once used as a swimming hole. This idyllic spot nestled in the woods has undergone many recent improvements including the addition of a floating dock and pavilion. Future plans include the addition of a lighted fountain!

 

Members Camps & Cottages

These are just a few of our members summer lodgings that help illustrate the ambience and character of White Thorn.

Important Details

In 1965 under the name WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH AND ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, INC., White Thorn Lodge registered as a non-profit corporation.  White Thorn Lodge established itself as tax-exempt Social Club consisting of members with a shared interest in wholesome, family-oriented social nudism.

Our goal to provide a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy athletic, recreational, and social nudism opportunities has been embraced by thousands of guests.  We’re proud of having created a vibrant resort for a community of like-minded individuals.

White Thorn Lodge operates as a non-profit social club, and membership is required to enjoy our facilities during the season. Guests visiting White Thorn Lodge are required to pay their Social Membership fee on their first visit each year, which is included in their entrance fees. 

Purchased at the first visit of each new season, Social Membership provides the bearer access to the resort’s grounds and amenities.  Subsequent visits following the day of Social Membership purchase will be subject to the Grounds and Camping Fees published on our website. 

The membership is valid during White Thorn Lodge’s open season (Memorial Day through the Wednesday following Labor Day).

Any special event exceptions will be noted on our website when applicable.

Please note the Social Membership level does not provide the benefits of full White Thorn Lodge membership. However, Social Members are encouraged to consider becoming Full Members.  Members of White Thorn Lodge’s Membership Committee are available to answer any questions regarding the membership process.

We look forward to you joining us this summer as part of the continued growth of our community.

Sincerely,
The White Thorn Lodge Board of Trustees