Women in Nude Recreation

FOR WOMEN2023-08-01T20:08:30-04:00

Promoting Health Through Nudism

Do more of what you love and feel great!

There are many positive aspects to nudism for women. These include body acceptance and a chance to enjoy the freedom of being nude in a safe, non-judgmental and non-sexual atmosphere. Relaxing nude, in a natural environment and enjoying the friendship social nudism provides are additional benefits.

If you have questions, concerns, or considerations before attempting to try social nudity, we would like to hear from you. Perhaps we can help you understand what a visit to WTL would be like and the way a nudist club works. We could discuss our activities, or answer any other concerns about participation. If you would like to ask questions 1:1 with a female, email marketing@whitethornlodge.org. Please contact us at marketing@whitethornlodge.org and we will be glad to talk to you on the phone or answer your questions by e-mail.

We can describe our club and the wonderful natural setting, friendly people, and many things to do while you are here. We can pair you up with one of us to talk about our personal experiences and try to show you that we are just regular, everyday people (maybe just a little bit friendlier or more outgoing than the average).

White Thorn hosts some special events aimed at women and their interests to encourage women to get to know each other better and socialize. The women of White Thorn help each other embrace their outer beauty and this improves our perception of our own body images. The friendships they’ve developed with each other expand outside of the gates of WTL.

Growing up at White Thorn Lodge made for the BEST childhood ever! Being surrounded by a great group of people both young and old, helped to mold the beliefs that I still hold today—extend peace, love and kindness so that life can be just a little bit easier—not only for yourself but for those around you. Growing up at camp taught me to not be judgmental—not only towards myself and my body image-but to not use judgement towards others.

The last of my family left White Thorn in my mid to late teens. Over the next few decades, life took me in different directions. But I have always been drawn back here—to home. Over the years, the faces have changed, but the people remain the same. There isn’t a better group that I would rather surround myself with than those at WTL.

The co-op spirit is one of my FAVORITE things about camp. The fact that our founding mothers and fathers came together to CREATE our beautiful piece of paradise is AMAZING. They took a plot of land with only a dilapidated farmhouse in the middle of a strip mine and turned it into one of the best places on earth. But what is even MORE INCREDIBLE, is that for more than 6 DECADES our members have continued and expanded that original dream. That has taken commitment, hard work and determination from people from all walks of life. Did I mention sweat, blood and tears? Because yes, it takes plenty of that too. So yes, the amenities are awesome to enjoy—but it is the PEOPLE who make White Thorn Lodge what it is—just a wonderful place to be.

As a single middle-aged woman, I can assure you that you won’t feel more safe or welcome than you will behind the gates at WTL. Come and visit us, I promise you will have a wonderful time and that the uneasiness will melt right away. Like many of us, you may never want to leave.

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Stories from Women

Kat’s Story

Did you know WTL is a friendly and safe environment for woman of all shapes & sizes? As a plus size single woman who started to investigate an interest in nudism, I needed to know that I was both physically and psychologically safe. My biggest fear was "dang I am [...]

Donna’s Story

In 1984, my brother visited Black's Beach in San Diego. For Christmas that year he sent me the World Guide to Nude Recreation and said he thought I would enjoy the atmosphere at Black's Beach. At that time, I thought he was a little crazy... I worried about my body [...]

Cecil’s Story

Years and years ago I bought a book called, “In Nudist Colonies” I've had a fascination with nudity all my life. Somehow I never looked for organized places to try it. One day my husband and I were on vacation at Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks. We went for [...]

Nurse Mardie’s Story

I have probably been a “closet nudist” my whole life. My earliest memories are of running around the house naked as a child with my mother trying desperately to keep clothes on me. When we lived in California for 3 years ages 6-8, I had friends over and we would [...]