This was our first year getting to be natural. We couldn't get enough of it!! This place is absolutely amazing!! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We were out of town for the Super Bowl, and we are already missing being there....May is not coming soon enough!
Well, White Thorn Lodge is at the top of the list for summer vacation. My boyfriend and I loved it so much that we applied for membership. We are now probationary members. We love the people and the grounds and all the events.
We're super excited to be there next summer!!!
I had a great time camping at the Superbowl. This my 1st time camping in about 23 years and I am glad I did. This was my 1st Superbowl and definitely not my last. The volleyball games were amazing, all levels. I had fun running the trails and I enjoyed getting the hot tub and sauna. Oh and the stuffed cabbage was amazing!!
My husband and I first visited WTL on Sat., 9-SEP-21 just days before the Superbowl of Naked Volleyball was to be held. Being nude in front of strangers was challenging, but being naked in front of 500+ people was a different ask. And this was only our second time being nude in public. Well, this would be quite an intimidating experience, or so we thought.
We stayed until nearly sundown that Saturday, returned Monday for another day trip, camped out Friday night - neither of us had done this since childhood - and returned Sunday to finish out the season. All that to say that the calm this place puts on your spirit just makes you want to return. The atmosphere at WTL is absolutely refreshing. The members and guests alike were friendly and welcoming, and it was nice to interact with a community of people whose stories were so vast, yet often began just like our own: not knowing what to expect, but having your expectations completely exceeded.
WTL is seemingly very effectively and efficiently run. Despite the size of the event the bathrooms and showers were generally quite clean and well stocked; though I did not use the porta johns they appeared to be abundant. The grounds were well maintained. Food was quite plentiful and the cost was reasonable. Kudos to the Corn Roast…it was Awesome! Did I mention the volleyball was great?!
We both look forward to next season and the serene vibe that comes with entry - you feel it the moment you enter the gates.
My wife and I had a great stay at WTL on Labor Day weekend. The people couldn’t have been nicer! We are already making plans to visit several times next year. Thank you for the experience and hospitality!
Liked the flag ceremony on labor day. Enjoyed the different activities that you provide( hikes, and the different tournaments). Participating in the tournaments was a great way to meet new people. Looking forward to coming back next year.
To the family, friends and staff of White Thorn Lodge.
Thanks for providing such an awesome place. After my 1st visit on July 6th, I returned several times. I made some great friends this summer and am already looking forward to next year.
what a great experience, my first time visiting i camped for 1 night on Friday the 13th
On my way to cooperstown N.Y . Everyone was so nice . Will go again.
Had my first experience at White Thorn 8/1/21.
Wanted to thank everyone for being so welcoming to a guest and a first timer. It was easily one of the most relaxing days of my life and I definitely think I'll be around more often in the future. What a wonderful community you have!
Yesterday was my very first social nude day. Which is funny because I have been a closet naturist since before I started school and now I'm 65 and retired.I feel bad that I didn't try this sooner.I can't think of how any place could have been better for a first timer. White Thorn Lodge is Amazing..No pressure, friendly people, and very relaxing Thank You so much and I plan on being more of a regular. Now if my wife would join me it would be perfect..
It was our first visit to White thorn Lodge, our first time at any nudist resort. Wow!! What a great experience! I was very small minded about being naked in front of other people. So glad my husband talked me into coming out of my shell. It was clean and welcoming. We felt very relaxed. It was not what I envisioned a nudist resort to be like. The people were very friendly. We will definitely be back.
Started going to WTL in 2013, I started bringing Shelly in 2016. Of all 7 campgrounds that we visited in PA and MD, WTL is by far our favorite and if it weren't for the distance, it would be our only one. There isn't one negative thing I can say about this place...from the friendliest people, great layout, fun activities and cleanliness to the overall relaxation.
We give great applause to the great people that run and take care of the grounds.
First time visit August 15
Spent a very nice Sunday afternoon enjoying the day
First time being nude in a group setting and had a great time
I will definitely be back for more
First time visiting White Thorn Lodge and first time visiting any nudist location. I was welcomed right away and given a tour. This was great because it gave me a chance to know where to go and not feel out of place. I was nervous at first and felt myself walking fast to find a place to sit by the pool. After awhile I felt more comfortable and at ease. The pool area is very nice. The people there are friendly and I ended up playing games in the pool with them. I stayed around 7 hours. It was nice to relax in a place that felt natural. I like how easy it was to let down my guard. To be naked in front of strangers and not even think about it after awhile. It felt so normal. In fact, I was sad to leave. I will definitely be making another trip here in the near future.
I made my first trip to White thorn lodge on my way to new York . what an amazing place . I camped for 1 night . did not want to leave . I Recommend. Them to everyone . can't wait to go again for a weekend
This was our first visit to WTL and first time nude. We only planned on staying for the weekend and ended up staying 9 amazing days! Everyone was so friendly and eager to answer any questions we had. Our time at WTL was absolutely wonderful and we keep asking ourselves why we waited so long to do this! We're already planning our next visit and we hope to become members one day. Thank you all for making our first time a relaxing and memorable one!
Sarah, Luca & I had a wonderful time at WTL lodge and plan on visiting many more times in the future and even hope to become members eventually since were only about an hour away! Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome. See you guys soon!!
This was our first time there, and first time nude. What an amazing experience!!! The grounds are beautiful and the atmosphere is so peaceful there! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I wish we hadn't waited so long to visit! We are definitely heading back for a visit ASAP!
I attended the nude 5K this previous weekend and I loved this Trail route above all others in previous years. It was challenging, but it was beautiful and I got to see areas of the camp not normally seen. I hope for the future a similar or exact same route.
I love this place. I came for a night and stayed for three weeks. Everyone is super friendly and warm. The facilities and grounds are in great shape. This was my first experience of a co-op resort and I loved to see how everyone pitched in what they could to make it so nice here. I especially enjoyed the hot tub conversations, the hiking trails, the sauna, the fun activities, and of course, the volleyball. I can't wait to get back.
My Wife and I stayed the weekend at Whitethorn Lodge. First time there and first time nude. Absolutely loved it. Ran the naked 5K race and the thirsty mile. Brought our tent and camped in the flats which was nice and quiet. All guests and members were extremely friendly and helpful. Felt almost instantly relaxed. Had no idea how good it would feel to completely let my guard down. Wish we had done this years ago! Definitely plan to return to this beautiful campground. The grounds, pool, sauna, hot tub, and outside showers were all clean and well-maintained. Thanks for the wonderful experience!
what better way to spend a relaxing day than to make a trip to white thorn. that's just what i did on daturday jily 24 2021. i pulled intot he driveway andup to the gate lready feeling the excitement of the days events. the 5k race was going on so i had to spend some time at the gate as the runners came past the check in both. they all finished and we were able to cheer them on as they came by. go runners!! bob and nancy were there with smiles and warm greetings to check me in. as usual the park is extra clean and folks already starting the enjoy the pool as i knew they would. i was able to visit with old friends and make new ones socializing at the pool and hot tub. i always leave knowing more folks than when i came in. that's the warm reception from everyone there. members and guests are all welcoming. the snack bar opened for lunch and served delicious food they prepare right there. portions are not skimpy. looks like all enjoyed. the kids were kept busy with events as parents were able to enjoy the pool or stayed right with them. this is just another excellent day at the excellent hospitality white thorn gives.
Very nice and well maintained facilities. Felt very relaxed there. Gate attendant was very friendly and helpful. Will be returning many times.
My First Visit to WTL was Sensational! I've been wanting to visit WTL for a couple of years and I finally did, I wished that I didn't wait. The variety of fun activities to do for families are endless. The Whole Community was Beautiful and Very Relaxing making it hard to leave. Everyone (both members and guest) was Very Friendly and Happy. This is a place I want to belong, I'm going to become a member myself. Thanks for all the Fun WTL.
I have always wanted to go to a nudist resort and finally did it. On Tuesday 7/6/21 I took a trip to White Thorn Lodge. I was greeted by the gate attendant, and he explained the rules and showed me around. Everyone was very nice and friendly. The resort was beautiful and vey relaxing. This was my 1st time being nude in public, it won't be my last.
We heard a lot of great things about White Thorn, so on July 4th we decided to visit for the first time. Check-in was fast and the people we met there were very friendly. We spent a few hours at the pool and enjoyed the DJ playing a great selection of songs. Thank you for a wonderful day! We will be returning soon!
This past weekend I went to White Thorn Lodge. This was my first time with social nudity. I got there about 3:00 pm. I registered and I could not wait to set up my tent and get naked. Next time I would do it the other way around. I went to their root beer float social and met some real nice people. Members that have been nudist for over 30 years. I have to admit I am a bit of an introvert and spent most of my time there relaxing and reading my kindle by the pool. I was amazed at the feeling of walking around naked. No one cared that I am overweight. No one judged me I was just another nudist. I was invited to play pickle ball and volleyball. The facilities were clean and well maintained. I was supposed to stay until today but the weather was turning too cold a left on Sunday. I will be visiting there again soon
I really enjoyed the camp and guests. The employees were very pleasant. This was my first experience and liked the atmosphere. This was awesome! Thanks Ken for your hospitality.
I enjoyed my visit at White Thorn. Members made me feel at home. Even with the crazy weather, we still had fun and enjoyed each others company. Great place to meet and get to know fellow nudist. Ready to go back again.
I had a very nice first visit to White Thorn, in fact, my first time at a nudist resort at all.
Everyone from my tour guide to the staff at the snack shop were very outgoing and friendly, that made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Just what I was looking for!
I plan to visit many more times this summer with much anticipation.
I must say I was very impressed with White Thorn Lodge. From the moment I arrived until on Friday until the moment I left on Sunday it was one of the best and most relaxing times I have ever had. The members and visitors are all very friendly and accommodating, the whole lodge was the cleanest I have seen, and it was a place I felt comfortable just talking to anybody. Keep up the good work! I will be back!
Visited for the first time yesterday and had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this place, especially if you are new to the idea or have always wanted to see what it's like.
I visited white thorn lodge for my first time 6-11-2021 it was a very calm relaxing environment everyone was friendly and it was my first time going -Jason-
another fantastic stay at white thorn and as usual not disappointed. starting with the friendly greet at the gate to the warm welcome of other guests and members. the members all pitch in to keep the park clean and safe for others to enjoy their visit. highly recommended for those families with kids. they do a great job of keeping them busy. the heated pool, hot tub, and sauna are very relaxing and great socializing area. i have had many trips and continue to keep coming back. the members go out of their way to accommodate you and make you feel at home.
Went to WTL for my first visit. It was a beautiful property! Everyone was very welcoming and nice! I would highly recommend this place to visit. Are you returning in three weeks for another visit and can’t wait!!
Visited for our first time Sunday 6/6/21 and was pleasantly surprised. Great meeting and chatting w folks and relaxing naked at and IN the heated pool! Will definitely be back. Place is the greatest !
My boyfriend and I visited yesterday. We loved everything about White Thorn. The grounds are beautiful. Pool and facilities very clean. Everyone we met was very welcoming. Had a wonderful time. Will definitely visit again soon.
Cannot wait for 2021 Season Opening! Looking forward to it.
We had a wonderful time visiting during the volleyball week and plan to visit more often this year.
We have been regular visitors to White Thorn Lodge for nine years, and have enjoyed every event we’ve attended, especially the Super Bowls and Poker Runs. The members and visitors have always been welcoming, and the setting is relaxed and friendly. If you’ve ever considered a nudist adventure, White Thorn is a great place to start!
WTL just ended their 49th Superbowl of Naked Volleyball, what a great time we all had.
A special THANK YOU goes our to Tike Tomba for all they do for WTL. Mike, taught a very well attended volleyball clinic. David & Brian DJ'd the pool party and Friday evening's dance.
Tike Tomba Is an excellent team that has won 7 of the last 8 tournaments. In addition to be a great team they are also great people.
Another highlight of WTL's Superbowl is Mr. Chili. For the last 26 yrs this man and his friends have been making excellent chili for us. You will find him located near the swimming pool. If you like good chili be sure to look him up.
We all hope you can attend the 50th anniversary tournament next year.
This Labor Day weekend was our first trip and also our first naturist experience and we loved it. The campground itself is much nicer than most. It has every amenity you could want --multiple volleyball courts, a concession stand, a heated pool, a hot tub we spent a lot of time in and tons of other things. It's easily a place to park, set up, and not have to leave for a food run, or anything really, because just about everything you'd need is there.
All guests and members were friendly and inviting. Hospitable and accommodating. They answered our questions and were kind enough to offer beers and food to us as well. We went here anticipating the hiking trails on the property and they did not disappoint. We saw a decent share of wildlife and enjoyed how well the pond trail is kept.
The fact that this is a co-op goes a long way. I believe it keeps visitor's prices affordable--but it also surrounds you in this ineffable sense of community, the kind that's getting harder and harder to find. We definitely plan on coming back next year.
This was just our second time to a nudist resort and our first time at White Thorn. We loved it! Everyone was so friendly and we met lots of people. The facilities are clean and inviting, very well taken care of. The landscaping is just lovely! There was definitely a feeling of safety and comfort there. Loved the experience of taking a shower outside in the sun! We will surely be back next summer!
This was our first time at this resort. We were greeted by friendly staff and some residents,given an escort to our cottage and made to feel very welcomed. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and well taken care of. The pool was beautiful, clean and handicap accessible. The food was great. We were present for Christmas in July and had an amazing time participating in the cart parade, site decoration contest and dancing to some great music provided by an accommodating and friendly DJ, named Todd. This was also a family friendly environment. All around great time and experience!
Fantastic place clean friendly just plain awesome
This was our first time ever at a nudist camp. We were both nervous but were put at ease immediately when Dave welcomed us at the gate. He explained the rules and took us on a tour. We removed our clothes and found a spot by the pool to relax. It was simply amazing. The members/guests were so friendly and forthcoming with their experiences with nudism. We did not want to leave. The place was awesome and we can't wait to return. Thank you to all that made our visit so enjoyable.
Showed up for my first time a naturist resort. I was immediately welcomed at the gate and given a tour by Ken. My main purpose of this visit was to go for a nude run, but I stayed for a few hours afterwards, and really enjoyed it. Truly no judgment and nice folks. I hope to persuade the wife to join me sometime, but if she doesn't, it's a good place for me to get away from it all, even if for a few hours.
Great first visit to White Thorn. Amazing amenities. Everyone was friendly. Snack Bar is a plus! Looking forward to returning.
First time ever trying a nudist report and had a great experience there very friendly and clean will come back again it was nice and relaxing.
My bestie & I came up today for the first time, we had the best time ever-neither of us wanted to leave. Everyone was so friendly & welcoming. I’ve never been more relaxed & rejuvenated. Can’t wait to come back! Thank you all so much
I visited for a night. It was first nudist resort experience. Everyone made me feel welcome. Great place to get away and relax.
Thank you to all that made our first time a relaxing and enjoyable experience. We had a great time and hope to visit again soon.
I had a great time doing the State Line Streak and I had a lot of firsts that weekend as well. 1st Nake 5K, swimming, hot-tubbing sauna nudist resort/campsite. The longer I stayed the more I did not want to leave. The DJ was amazing on Saturday. Oh and I also did my first naked beer mile. I plan on coming back before the summer is out. My time here was so relaxing and peaceful and the friendly atmosphere was very inviting. Thank you White Thorn Lodge for helping me pull the band aid off and enjoy myself.
My family had a very enjoyable stay over the 5k weekend. We met friendly people, were very happy with the extra activities for our young children and really felt welcome and relaxed. We’ll definitely be back!
What a great place. I spent the last 30 years in Florida and just moved back. Never did I think a place like this was here in PA. What a slice of Sunshine. Very classy place. I'll be back next weekend!
I feel most comfortable when I am naked. I love the family atmosphere and the friendliness of the community. I would come more often if the rooms were available when I am. I have met some amazing people and will continue to visit WT as often as I can. It is beautifully kept and truly a comfortable place to be.
We just got home from anther great time at White Thorn Lodge. People are so friendly. Resort very clean. We stayed in one of the units for two nights. Very reasonable. Great food for breakfast and lunch. Met several new friends. Walked around the grounds and found a couple who had a lighted garden with two other campsites. We were invited back after dark to see the lights. We will be back again next year.
Thank you WTL. What a wonderful experience! The moment I arrived I felt welcome and at ease. This was my first time and I only wish I had done it sooner. I tried Yoga... Loved it! I played Pickel ball...Loved it! I took my guitar and sang and played for my new friends. What a great group of people. I could tell that this was a family of folks who truly care about each other. I truly felt welcomed. I'll be back soon and as often as I can!
I camped at White Thorn lodge two different weekends in the summer of 2014. Beautiful place, wonderful people. I went because I have had body image issues my whole life, and felt this was a way to confront it, head on. I felt so free and empowered. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Haven't been able to return yet, but I am making plans to take my husband. Everyone there is so encouraging and respectful. It was a wonderful overall experience. As I said, definitely coming back as soon as we can manage it.
We're both looking for another great summer at White Thorn in 2019. We visit the camp 5 or 6 times a year for the past 3 years and every year we meet more wonderful people. This place is our oasis and we come here to relax with our great friends. See ya soon.
Love the new look of the site. I see many of the friends I had the pleasure of meeting last summer on my first visits to WTL... but was a bit disappointed I wasn’t in any of them! Maybe next year 😁
I look forward to seeing you all again soon!
I've been visiting White Thorn 3-4 times a year for the past 3 years. I love this place! Its great to feel free and have so many activities too.
I’ve been visiting White Thorn Lodge every summer for the past five years. I only get to visit once or twice per summer but it is a great getaway! It can be very peaceful on a weekday and a great way to get away from it all. The pool is the best I’ve ever seen. The water is always warm. The trails are nice when they’re cut low enough to walk on. I like to read, swim and take walks on the gravel roads. Everyone is very nice and there are plenty of shady places to hang out in case you don’t want an overall tan like me😉.
this was my first visit to a nudist resort and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was put at ease from the start by the receptionist at the welcoming office and by the member guide and all the members wo graciously answered all my question and made me feel so welcome and at ease I hope to return next year. Harry
I didn't get to visit as many times as I wanted this summer but got my weekly dose of Vitamin D at WTL starting in mid-July. I hope to get there earlier and more often in 2019. I like the fact that I can be off to myself reading or snoozing by the pool, or easily engage in conversation if I want. Had some nice conversations with John & Theresa, Karen & Jack, talked plants with Ken and enjoyed the company of other members and visitors. And got some tasty food from the snack bar. Sorry that the weather wasn't good for the Super Bowl, but I'm sure you all made the best of it. Thank you, and see you next year!
I have to say as a first timer to visit a nudist resort of any kind WTL was the best choice anyone would make. The social environment is so inviting from the receptionist upon arrival, Ken my tour guide and absolutely every persons acceptance of a newbie (LOL) I had the best time ever and will be coming back again. Thank You all for such a wonderful experience. I recommend if you are thinking or have ever thought about going do it once and you will be hooked for life. Thanks again Rory 🙂 🙂
My wife and I enjoyed our visit to White Thorn the weekend of August 18 2018. Your resort is beautifully landscaped and we especially liked the way the colorful chairs by the pool blended with all the flowers. Your members and guests were very friendly and the food service was delicious! We enjoyed watching the pickle ball tournament as we cheered on some of our friends. We made several visits to the hot tub too which always hit the right spot and relieved any pains. We wish you much success and we hope to pass your way again in the future.
I wanted to drop a note of thanks to all of the WTL folks for making us feel so welcome. From check in to all the folks we met on our stay. We had a fantastic time for our first nudist experience. My wife felt instantly comfortable with Debbie when we took our tour and she didn't look back all day! The landscaping, hiking trails, pool, rental cabin, everything exceeded our expectations. Definitely going to make it back before the season ends. Them only downside of the whole experience was having to put on clothes and leaving!
Christian Naturists of America had a nice time at WTL. our event was successful due to the planning and cooperation of the staff, along with making the necessary preparations to make our accommodations very pleasant.
We recommend this resort for a place for Christian Naturists to come together for a restful retreat as well as a place to make new friends.
We look forward to planning next year's event at WTL. 🙂 😉
Spent the day met the president and other guests had a great time everybody was super friendly Hospitality was outstanding thank you I'll be back..
I had been wanting to do the naked 5K for a few years now but always had scheduling conflicts. Finally able to do it this year! Had a blast! Looking forward to doing more naked events as I can! Very liberating feeling!95843
Been to WTL many times over the years and ALWAYS have a great time, was there the weekend of July 21, 2018 and had another great time. Grounds are nice, hiking trails are EXCELLENT and the pool and hot tubs FANTASTIC not to mention all the great people. I would highly recommend a visit to WTL anytime. Thanks so much !!!
My first visit to your camp was this year for the State Line Streak (7-7-7) and the Thirsty Mile. Arrived on Friday morning and had a wonderful time through the weekend. Everybody was warm and friendly. Aside from the chilly morning of the run, I was relaxed the entire weekend.(it warmed up soon enough) Enjoyed meeting many of your members and guests. The grounds are clean with well manicured lawns. The showers and bathrooms were well kept. It was well worth the 5 hour drive to get there. Next year, I'm planning on staying a week.
** A word of caution: If you are towing a camper take the alternate route suggested from the website.
Thank you all for your hospitality during my first trip to WTL! It's the most amazing place in Western Pennsylvania, a little utopia with a tight-knit community who take great pride in the property. I'm so glad to have found it after so many years.
Thumbs up! Special thanks to Ebonee, Krista, Amanda, Ken, Todd, Carol, Marsha, Bruce and Jenny for such a warm welcome. I had a great time this weekend and I will be back very soon 😉
After decades of nude beaches and skinny-dipping pool parties, I spent my first day ever at a “real” nudist camp yesterday. White Thorn Lodge is an awesome place! The physical facilities are fabulous, but it is the people who really make the difference. I had the privilege of meeting three incredible young ladies who turned a very nice day into one of the best days I’ve had in a very long time.
To Michelle, Ebonee and Krista: I can’t thank you enough for your warm reception, kind words of advice, great conversation and laughs. You shall be forever etched in my memory as the brightest of bright lights in an otherwise simply wonderful day.
To anyone considering trying social nudity for the first time but are hesitant, I highly recommend WTL. Your only regret will be, “Why didn’t I do this twenty years ago?”
To all the new friends I met yesterday (including my USAF brothers), thanks for extending the warm welcome.
It may have been my first visit to WTL, but it won’t be the last. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
What an amazing place and people to match! I thought that this would be a phase in my life and now I am becoming an official member. I am so proud to call this community my family. The fellowship and friends I have made the last few years has exceeded any expectations I could have imagined. If you have a chance to visit our camp...please do!!! I promise you won’t be disappointed. ✌🏾❤️🏐
WTL is an absolute wonderful atmosphere to be in. I just spent my first weekend here at WTL as I'm typing this and I can't wait to come back again soon. The dances,pool, hot tub,hiking trails, and volleyball courts are all awesome areas to be. They really care about all their facilities and grounds a great deal. But what really helps make this place what it is, are the amazing and open people at the camp. It was a great feeling to be so accepted by everyone during my first trip there. Make sure you get to know everyone, you defiantly won't regret it. So if your looking to relax and have a good time with some great people choose a weekend and make a trip out there.
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Great place to bring our kids. Definitely kid friendly. This is where I'm living when i retire
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After spending a glorious week at white thorn lodge for the Volleyball Super Bowl, I am a renewed person. The facility was clean, well-maintained, and organized. The staff was exceptionally kind and helpful, accommodating for all the guests. The atmosphere was friendly, and comfortable. The grounds were immaculate, and the pool very inviting. Delicious food, great music and dance, a wealth of new friends, and an amazing volleyball experience made my time at White Thorn Lodge an unforgettable one. I will most certainly return to this nudist resort for many years to come.
I was looking for a place to go skinny-dipping’ again. I found WTL and decided to try social nudism. At WTL I found the most comfortable, relaxing place I could have imagined. Everyone was helpful and very friendly, members and guests alike. I returned to WTL several times throughout the rest of the summer. I started to realize that as soon as my car was headed to the club the comfortable relaxing atmosphere makes me want to come back next year. I can’t wait till the next summer season.
We would like to thank all the wonderful, hard working members who made this years Superbowl such a joy to attend. The members did everything possible to make this year very enjoyable for everyone.
We would like to send a special "Thank You" to Andy and his security team. You all did a great job.
A special thank you must also be said for the Board members who made the most generous offer to all the guest from Florida. They offered to give the people from Fl. a place to stay while waiting to return to home or decide what to do.
WTL is a great place to visit and well worth the trip no matter where you are from. No other camp like it!
With our heart felt thanks,
Beau and Linda
We went to our very first Superbowl at White Thorn this year. Such a great time with fun interesting people. We will definitely be going again next year!
Bucket list Nakation!
This is our first visit here and, lucky for us, we started at the top... Superbowl Week! The resort is filled with athletes, some elite, for the huge Nude Superbowl of Volleyball Event. White Thorn Lodge, (WTL for short), is an American Association of Nude Recreation, (AANR), facility. That means you can expect respectful, family friendly behavior, and they enforce the rules, giving a shy first timer a high level of comfort and a great experience.
WTL is equipped with many volleyball and pickleball courts, a beautiful heated pool with plentiful lounges and a large in-ground hot/conversation tub. Eating at the snack-bar is both delicious and inexpensive. They have a large building, Hawthorn Hall, dedicated exclusively for the use of the kids, which is well equipped with TV, games, books, and toys, for the teen and pre-teen nudist. They also have an outdoor playground with a large climbing and sliding, playhouse. These kids facilities are monitored by an adult volunteer; grandmother to all. For the adults, there is also a large recreation hall that serves well for the frequent dances, games, and meetings.
White Thorn Lodge is member owned and as such, benefits from a pride of ownership not seen in most places. The grounds are spotlessly clean and picturesque, with ornamental plantings, lovely lawns, and an outstanding level of maintenance.
Know this: if you are looking for a great nudist experience in a clean, comfortable, AANR rules following enviornment, where you will have a friendly reception, you can't do better than White Thorn lodge!
We were there August 18-22 celebrating our 3 RD. anniversary. We had a very good time. Ken was a very good host. The resort dose a great job premoting nudism. Hope to get back some day.
Always wanted to go since I left the military, but wife was a little scared so was I. We were planning on camping in 2014 but cancer took over and our plans were destroyed. Now our son grown up I'm widower, can single men attend.? I'm big into car shows and camping
we were here on August 18 and it was our first time and my wife was unsure about the whole nude part of the camp but warmed up to it very quickly and we have decided to return there soon with more to experience . the people are very friendly and helpful .
We just loved it. Can't believe we waited so long too try it. The people were friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautiful. Everyone made us feel right at home can't say enough about how great it is at WTL. What an amazing place. Meet some awesome people like Annette & Don. :
We love going to White Thorn Lodge. The people are so friendly and inviting and include the entire spectrum of age groups. The grounds are spacious and very well kept. The flower gardens are of professional quality. The pool, hot tubs, sauna, and clubhouse are great and the tennis, pickle ball, volley ball, and bocce courts are all outstanding as are the shaded, woodland walking trails. We have visited many nudist/naturist resorts and facilities throughout the Midwest and East and have found none better than White Thorn Lodge.
we had a wonderful visit to WTL. this being our first visit to a Nudist resort I don't think we could've picked a better one.
everyone we meet was nice and polite and very helpful to see that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves.
from the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we were very at ease and felt no awkwardness. we just stripped right down in the parking lot and got on with our day like we've done it a thousand times before.
our "tour guide" was a gentleman named Eric and showed us around, answered questions, and wished us luck.
all in all a very good time and we look forward to our next visit.
If you enjoy sunning by a pool or relaxing in a hot tub, beautiful gardens and friendly people, WTL is the place to be. The volleyball and pickleball courts are popular and you don't want to miss the great breakfasts at the snack bar on the weekends.
Always wanted to visit, we finally head the chance, we loved everything about the place, and the other guests and members were all really nice and welcoming.
We will be back for sure
We had a wonderful time on our first visit on July 21-23. Everyone was very welcoming and made us feel real comfortable. Had a fun time playing volleyball and enjoyed the swimming pool. We also enjoyed the evening activities of dancing, etc. The facilities were like a resort very clean and well kept, the staff was extremely friendly as well as the other guests there. Can't wait to go there again!
Came to visit White Thorn the first weekend of July. We have never been to a nudist/naturalists resort ever before. I suggested that we try it and was suprised that my wife was game without needing any prompting. We pulled up to the entry building and were greeted by two clothed members. After a few minutes of questions and answers two male members greeted us and explained that we would be given a brief tour of the resort. The two tour guides, Frank and Scott were very accommodating and put us at ease in spite of the fact that they were not wearing any clothing. Upon parking our vehicle we were told that we could just undress here, in the parking lot. Ever the gamer I proceeded to undress. I was suprised to turn around and find my wife having absolutely no problem with this whatsoever. We took off walking and we're shown the grounds. The tour only takes a few minutes. Within that time these newbies had acclimated well. Once you are there it really is an enjoyable atmosphere and the people are just normal people doing normal things. We had a great time and plan on returning before July ends. Frank, our tour guide came back just to check on us as we were enjoying the pool and again as we were leaving for the day. Very welcoming place. Most people there were older than us. We are in our 40's.
We love coming to Whitethorn. It was the first nudist place we went to 7 years ago and now remains our favorite. We love how friendly everyone is and the grounds are beautiful. I would recommend visiting to anyone, be it a first timer or not.
What a fantastic couple days! The grounds were unbelievably clean and well maintained. The layout was perfecto! It was our first time here and the hospitality was off the charts. we stayed in a cabin and it was clean, cute and cozy (says the wifey). So much to do, so little time. We cant emphasize enough how cool and friendly the people were. The pool was amazing - they had nice music playing, things to do, areas of shade, and hot tubs located close by. It was super fun. we are looking forward to our next visit. its not a matter of IF but WHEN
My Ladyfriend and I visited White Thorn for the first time this weekend (June 2017). We heard of white thorn from several ppl at other clothing optional places and they spoke highly of it but we had no idea what to expect. We received a tour from Ken, a super nice gentleman that showed us around, made us feel comfortable and went above and beyond. If you're a 1st timer, request that Ken give you a tour.
Anyway, we found the place to be larger than we expected. It was also very clean and well keep. You will find that most nudist are very friendly, open minded, and easy to talk to and white thorn is no exception, good friendly folks.
Few random thoughts- the pool was salt water, which was interesting, you tend to flot better. The lodge was spacious (they had a 60's and 70's cover band that night). There were 4 rooms for rent (2 cabins side by side with 2 rooms each, no AC though). Plenty of RV, camper or tent camping sites and areas with hook-ups. Good mix of young and old, which was cool because these places are generally full of older retired ppl, so it was good to see a mix. We did find the prices to be a little on the high side, $60 just for the few hours we spent there, but it was explained to us that it was a $24 hour pass, which would be cool if we planned on staying there or coming back the next day. Would have been better if they offered a one day $30 couple or single pass.
All in all, I would say it's a great place and we are definitely going back. If you are considering going, just do it. It is a great drive thru the country side to get there as well, very americana.
Going to visit white thorn here in June
I have been to WTL three times and found it one of the best clubs that I ever visited. I haven't been there for a while but I plan to return this summer.
It was my first time at WTL in early August, and I was nervous but excited for the exhilaration of my first nudist camp experience. I fell in love with the place and the lifestyle the second I stripped and got my tour!! Everyone I met was so nice, open minded, and friendly!! I couldn't get enough of the atmosphere, the great food, the hellos with smiles, sun on my skin, or spectacular conversation struck up with a perfect stranger. I met so many people over two days I felt like I was the guest of honor. All of them had such positivity, openness, and acceptance. It felt like the warmest place in the world, and I did not want to leave. I wanted to live there! Thank you all for so many good memories I will have for life. I use a manual wheelchair daily because of a spinal cord injury at a young age. Many people in society don't even approach me, mainly look at me with curious disdain but during my weekend there it was the COMPLETE OPPOSITE!! So many people were asking me about my disability with sincere inquiry and interest. THAT is what made me so comfortable and accepted. I cannot tell you in words what it did for my soul. I will most definitely be back A LOT next summer. Thank you all at WTL for helping change my outlook on life and find a new family connection!!!!!
I visited wtl for the first time this past Superbowl and man was it a good time. Everyone made me feel welcome from the moment I got there. Members there are like one big family, something i have not experienced at any other lodge/resort. Hats off to all of you for your hard work and dedication to make the Superbowl a great experience. I am looking forward to returning next year and meet up with all the new friends I made. Thanks again
Just watched the Stillers win over the
redskins. It was great. Made me think of the Labor day weekend we just spent at WTL. It was fantastic. We had the best time for our first time at a camp like this. Facilities are great, people are best, volunteer staff fantastic. We will be back here and will have friends come with us.
Thank you for a great weekend.
On Saturday, September 3, my husband Steve and I visited White Thorn Lodge for the first time. We have been married for a little less than 2 years, but many years ago Steve had been to a nudist camp a few times. I had never considered it until I met him. Yesterday was my first time ever, and I am hooked!
We came from Akron OH and we took Rt 224, OH 45, OH 7, roads that let us really see the countryside. It was a beautiful ride, took us about an hour and a half. When we turned onto State Line Rd, I'll admit I was pretty apprehensive. We were greeted by some very friendly folks, who answered all our questions, we were given a tour by a very nice gentleman. (Forgive me, I am terrible at remembering names.) After we parked and got undressed, we walked around admiring the creativity and whimsy of some of the campsites and trailers/houses. People smiled and said hello, and any "nerves " I had vanished.
We mostly hung out on the patio, we talked to the lady selling 50/50 tickets and several folks who were buying tickets. The pool is beautiful. We didn't swim yesterday, but we will in the future. We watched some volleyball, listened to some great classic rock, and just generally wandered around.
All day we watched a beautiful young mother named Keri with her little son Tyler. He was just adorable, and before long Keri came over and talked to us a bit. She was just so sweet and welcoming. She introduced us to several others and we talked for quite a bit. I really hope we can get to know Keri and her husband Travis and others next summer. Everyone is so nice and friendly, we felt so welcomed and at ease. (If you know Keri, please thank her from us for helping to make our visit great.)
It's a little frustrating to have found such a great place so late in the season, but we will for sure be back next summer, (already planning several weekends and a 4 or 5 day vacation!) and we look forward to building new and lasting friendships.
Lynda & Steve
When 8 27 2016 1st timer it was my birthday weekend thought I would try something different so I went and love it did not won't to leave won't to go back soon nice place and people pool and hot tub was great thanks Tom for showing me around. Took 5 years of stress off me thanks for having such a beautiful place to let us come to
Being a naturist/nudist on my private property and remote camping/hiking areas, I always wanted to attend a resort/camp. After checking into others, I chose White Thorn Lodge, and I couldn't have picked a better resort! The people are warm and friendly and there's lots to do! I spent time relaxing at the pool, hiking and meditating in the woods, playing sports, and socializing. Time went so slowwwwww! It was amazing! Although I packed my own food, I couldn't resist the breakfasts and lunches served at such reasonable prices. Being a huge volunteer myself, I am totally hooked on the co-op atmosphere with volunteers running the place! They obviously are not in this for the money. They just want people to get together and enjoy nude recreation, and feel comfortable. My suspicions that I landed at the best nudist resort in the area was confirmed by every other guest and member I spoke with. I've only been here once, but I'm ready to be a member!
This was our first time at any place like this and everyone was so welcoming and friendly. We never felt any bit of awkwardness or pressure to get naked but it didn't take long before we were. Thank you to everyone who made us feel like we were members visiting every weekend. We will definitely be back
My wife and I just spent a day at WTL and had an incredible time. Check-In went smoothly, and Ken gave us a tour of the grounds. He answered all of our questions and made us feel at home. The grounds were impeccable... fabulous pool, clean rest rooms, even the tap water tasted good! Hanging out by the pool last night under the stars with the concert DVDs projected was a blast.
We look forward to visiting WTL more often!
My friend and I went yesterday. We were greeted by two wonderful people, who shared there first time experience . I would have to admit I was a little scared but talking with them put my mind at ease . And our greeter who was Walt was a very very nice man and his wife also very nice and pleasant we spent quite a bit of time talking with them I really appreciate all the nice people that we met that made me feel very very comfortable ... We really enjoy walking around. The pool ears was very nice and relaxing.The grounds were so nice and clean.. If I get back this way I will definitely come back... Thanks you all who welcomed us.. If I lived closer I would become a member..
We just came home from out first weekend at White Thorn. It was lots of fun and very relaxing. The people were wonderful and super friendly. An overall great experience. We will definitely be back.
My wife, Kate, and I had the pleasure of spending the past weekend at White Thorn. We had a great time, even though there was a little rain. Everyone was so nice and welcoming at the pool, volleyball courts and the talent show. We are looking forward to hopefully coming back for the superbowl in a few weeks
My wife and I stayed at White Thorn recently and we couldn't have been happier. It was very relaxing and it's obvious the residents take pride in the area, as the grounds were beautiful. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. We plan to go back as soon as we get the chance.
We just spent another great weekend here.we have been coming up for about 3 summers now and have yet to have a bad time. We leave rested and relaxed.what a great place everyone here is so friendly which is great to see can't wait to get back for hippie weekend
had another great stay at white thorn lodge. when you first pull in the smiles and hand shakes begin and are carried through out your stay. when ever i hear WV BOB is having a party i always attend. covered dish is welcomed but no one is turned away. he always sends out an open invitation to the campers. great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. the activity director does an excellent job of keeping everyone entertained. this is a great place for your first ever visit or your for ever visit. thank you white thorn lodge and members who do a beautiful job of keeping the grounds clean.
The Nude Olympics were Great at White Thorn Lodge. Running the Nude 5K was challenging but another bucket list item checked off! I am looking forward to doing it again next year. I met a lot of nice people and had a great time swimming, hiking and simply relaxing. Next time I will use my sun screen a little more but my tan lines are gone now.
I had A wonderful time here. The people were nice and friendly. The facility is clean and,everything is just ran so smoothly. Perfect place for a vacation.
Deb and I spent Fathers Day weekend and had a wonderful time..people were very friendly and the place has nice facilities..we are planning to come again the last weekend of July..looking forward to it.. 🙂
This is a great place, Everyone is very friendly,& helpful, We'll be back
We visited for the first time 061116. Had an awesome time. Met some very nice people. Had a great time!! Can't wait to return. :p
Our first time ever going to a nude/naturalist location was last year at white thorn. The weekend of the 5k. And I was very nervous at first. And over this past year of going to winter swims and our trip back to white Thorn. I feel our family had gained so many positives from the experiences. There is a new found confidence in ourselfs and more love and acceptance and pride. And after some very traumatic years our family had gone through. It has made a huge difference in our life's. And I'm so thankful. For all thew new friends our family has made. And Mieka and Esme were so thrilled to be at White Thorn Lodge again this year. I've never been in a space where I feel so surrounded by so many loving and kind and wonderful people. I feel like we have been blessed. And I just wanted to share that with you and anyone else who would like to read this. Mieka yesterday did her first swimming in the deep end at white thorn and by the end of the day she was diving for rings at the bottom of the deepest part of the pool. Both girls played and swam so much yesterday. I was hardly able to get them out of the car. And they were both still asleep when I left for work this morning. They are looking forward to more trips this summer.
One word to describe WTL: FABULOUS!!! From the moment we entered the park, we knew this was the right place for our family (including 3 kids) to vacation. The people are exceptional and they take such pride in making sure everything runs smoothly, looks nice, and is accommodating to the visitors. We were amazed at how many times folks came up to us to see if we were having a good time, to offer to answer any questions, or to just strike up a conversation. And they remembered our names! By the second day, they called us by name as they drove by in golf carts and waved, or when we placed our orders at the snack bar. That's a personal touch that means so much to us!
We LOVED it at WTL and we cannot wait to return!!!
I have never been to whitethorn lodge until just yesterday, met a co- owner Ken he was very friendly and took the time to show me around, have been to many nudist resorts but this was my first here. It was beautiful the pool was fantastic. I amazing plan to spend more time there this summer and even an overnight camping trip. KEN THANK YOU for your hospitality.
We love coming to White Thorn Lodge! Over the years we have visited a number of nudist resorts/ campgrounds and White Thorn ranks as one of the friendliest and nicest. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained and you couldn't find a nicer group of people! We recently purchased an RV and have been visiting all summer for weekend get always and each trip to White Thorn just keeps getting better! We have made new friends and would highly recommend the place to both novice and seasoned nudist, you won't be disappointed!
We had a great time at WTL last weekend and we are looking forward to visiting again. Thinking of tenting this weekend, looks like great weather. Hopefully we will find a sponsor and become members.
Thanks to everyone at WTL for making our first experience so enjoyable and memorable. We met the nicest and friendliest people. We are looking forward to coming back as soon as possible!
Our first ever nudist club experience 8/22/15. Deb M at the welcome center was absolutely wonderful and allowed us to skip the tour and go directly to our camp site, so we could slowly transition into the nudist scene at our own pace. Wish we had known this sooner or we would've visited much earlier. Prior phone conversations left us feeling like we had to jump right in immediately which gave us some apprehension. But that wasn't the case at all. Folks were comfortably friendly, not overly intrusive and respected our privacy. The facilities were well kept...just be prepared for bugs when not near the pool in August. We will DEFINITELY visit again!thinking about joining as members.
Had a most wonderful time. Wonderful and warm people. Great cookout! And movie by the poolside was a perfect ending for our evening. Will be back tomorrow morning. 😮
We visited today and had a wonderful time. From the people at the front gate to the tour, we were made welcome. Thank you WTL!
I would like to thank EVERYONE on my first visit to WTL. I was a member of the NNS in Cleveland for some time, but this was my first visit to an outdoor facility. Everyone was very friendly and gave me a feeling like I had been there before. The facility itself is stunning, better than I expected and a very relaxing place to visit and meet new friends. I visited for the Aug. 1st car show, and im sure it wont be my last visit to this wonderful club. It was so relaxing to be able to enjoy nature and meet friends, I cant wait to visit again. Keep up the good work and thanks for having interesting events.
Hi, Our family was a member back in the 70's and it was the best time. I fondly remember the Super Bowl and the fun we had competing against other teams. I also remember the old farmhouse that is no longer there, the building of the new club house, the corn roasts with my Mom playing the accordion around the camp fire, our hikes down to the pond and riding our dirt bikes everywhere.
Thank you to Wayne and Betty for developing such a fantastic place and Thank you to those who keep it going. It has really grown over the last 40 or so years... I now live in California, but if I get a chance to visit PA I'll plan on stopping by for a visit...
first time here at white thorn lodge , my GPS guided me to the wrong entrance . Made some calls about direction . But I was mistaken as being a joker. But I decided to give it a try anyway . was shock in the beginning. But felt better later , look at them most of people are friendly, no judging to each other just like paradise. Gate gave me a tour very friendly and welcomed. all naked people say hi to me , which is kind of funny. Later I decided to loose up just to be like them . It was fun to play tennis naked . Met lots of people but couldn't remember their name . Mary I met is friendly and very welcomed me to be here . it was very nice chatting with her and her friends .i will definitely come back to visit those fellow and the nice place again. 🙂
Return visit after first time 2 weeks ago. We would like to thank WTL members for all of the hard work and planning that went into the Luau this past week end. We had a fabulous time with the Volleyball, Unbelievable pig roast and food and live band, and dancing. We are already making plans to come back for the next luau weekend next year. Thanks again
I have visited Whitehorn several times and have had just a pleasant experience every time. My first visit, was so enjoyable I've returned several times. I had been to one other resort, and was still a little apprehensive on my visit, I was welcomed at the gate, got the grounds tour and then made my way to the pool for a relaxing day. The pool and hot tub areas are immaculate. Music poolside and later in the day there was a band.
I met and chatted with few residents who later asked me to play in their volleyball game as they needed another player. Everyone there could not be more friendly. Thanks for the warm welcome, I plan to return again when passing through the area.
I've been there before and loved it , the first time for wife and was surprised how comfortable she was , we both enjoyed it immensely, people are friendly non judging , excellent time
Two thumbs up
Our first time visiting WTL this past Saturday. Grounds were very well landscaped and very clean. Pool was great and plenty of lounge chairs in and out of the sun. Snack bar had great food and surprisingly reasonably priced. We played tennis on a great court, until it hit 90 degrees, then hit the pool the rest of the day. People were very friendly. Sadly, had to go home but we found our piece of paradise fairly close to home. Thanks to Ken for the great tour. Will be back very soon
My boyfriend convinced me to try this camp ground. I love camping and meeting people, but was afraid of (like most women) that I would be judged for my body. Nope!!! He had visited this camp before and enjoyed playing volleyball and said it was a very comfortable environment. He was absolutely right. Everyone was so so friendly and welcoming. And there were no one judging anyone. I surprised even myself at how quickly I became comfortable. Great pool and the grounds are very lovely. The food was delicious. I am looking forward to returning again soon. It was a great weekend. Thank you very much members of White Thorn!! 😉
I was at White Thorn this past Weekend for the 5K run and the Some Colors run/walk. I came in 47 out of 47, but that is pretty much how I planned it. I just wanted to make it and I did and it was fun. And then I did
The Some Colors walk where they throw different color powders on you along the way. It was alot of fun. I came in last on that one too.
The place was very nice, well kept and clean, the pool was nice and warm and two hot tubs, one hot and one hotter. And they also have good food. All in all I had a very good time there, and the people were very nice.
I have been wanting to visit for the last 5 years. I made it to WTL for the first time yesterday and I had a very nice time! Everyone I met was very nice and made you feel like you belonged. I went alone because my wife was nervous about being nude in public.
If you're like I was and my wife still is, don't be afraid! There are people there of all age groups and body types... you don't have to be a model or have a 6-pack to fit in!
I hope I'll be coming back again soon!
Hello all we just spent few days at white thorn. We met a bunch of wonderful friendly people. Such a nice comfortable place everyone makes you feel like family. we will return we stayed in a cabin rental was great,clean comfortable, Very nice.
We just spent our first weekend at being nude and we had a wonderful time at White Thorn. We felt comfortable in about 5 minutes and hated to put our clothes back on. The pool and hot tubs were wonderful. The grounds were beautiful and the people were the nicest you'd find anywhere. My husband was so relaxed, which was very much needed. We work hard and it was a great weekend of fun and rest! We booked our next stay before we left and can't wait to come back. Thanks to everyone who was so nice to us and see you all soon.
It was a sunny 90 degree day, and i decided to visit white thorn for the very first time. I arrived not knowing what to expect, but they made me feel comfortable from the moment i arrived. When i pulled up to the gate there were clear instructions on what to do. When i checked in at the gate house they were very friendly. As it was my first time in the camp they showed me around, told me the dos and don'ts, and introduced me to a crew good folks.
The Camp is very beautiful and well taken care of. The pool was amazing and so clean. Every thing was clean.
The people, well you won't meet any nicer. I was eyeing up a volleyball game and someone kindly introduced me to the people playing so i was able to join in.
I went for a day visit and didn't want to leave. I'm going back this weekend for the whole weekend.
What a lovely place.
Visited the Lodge today,have to say I had a wonderful time. Have never felt as relaxed in a long time, as I have today. Thanx for a outstanding visit!
Well what can you say that you don't already know .we just spent a great 3 day weekend with all the great people at white thorn and we are all ready looking forward to are next trip .just can't get enough of the place great people great place .are first trip there this year with many more to follow.just want to say thanks see ya soon
Just made it home from our trip at WTL had an amazing time will definitely be returning. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. The place is like a resort it was a very relaxing weekend we spent our 1 year wedding anniversary there and loved it! Can't wait to go back and see everyone 😀
After this cold snowy winter we are really glad to see the 2015 schedule up on the website. We discovered Whitethorn in 2014. Can't wait to return this year. We were impressed with the way the Whitethorn members work together to take care of the facilities and grounds. We found nudists to be so easy going and fun to hang out with that we joined AANR. I hope they give Whitethorn credit for the referral! You have not lived until you've spent a whole day nude outdoors with friendly people. We just wish we'd tried it sooner.
White Thorn looks like a wonderful place and I would love spending time there this summer. 😀
Well we just got back from our fourth visit to WTL this summer. Hopefully we can get one more stay in. We've been to several facilities, which all are nice, but WTL is the best. Our first time we had all the jitters as we have found out is VERY common! Needless to say after 15-30 minutes they're all out the window and a truly enjoyable stay begins. One person put it best...mostly women come saying "no, no ,no" on Friday and leave saying the same thing on Sunday. A more accurate phrase doesn't exist! The activities, although simple on the surface, require alot of planning and work to pull off as flawlessly as the staff at WTL do on a weekly basis. As stated in an earlier reply I feel safer here than going to town at night.
Here's the plug part for nudism in general omit this if need be webmaster. For men you'll never have to hear the better half complain of having nothing to wear for a fancy night in the clubhouse...whatcha brung is absolutely perfect and appropiate. Women remember the mountain of vacation laundry riding in the trunk? No more! A few towels, bathroom bag, sun screen & glasses, footwear and you're on the way. If you're an "in the closet" nudist as we are a dumby bag of clothes is a must have.
As Mikey used to say "try it, you'll like it!" Sad this summer is drawing to a close.
This was our experience on visiting a nudist resort for the first time, and just to let you know I am a type of person that will not even go outside without a shirt on in my own back yard.
I brought the idea up to my wife and she was hesitant at first but decided to do this but agreed and we are very excited that we did do this. This will be the simplest and most relaxing time you will ever have and what we considered a little paradise in PA
After arriving on a chilly morning we seen everyone dressed and we were like "oh my what did we get ourselves into" but then we were introduced to our tour guide Ken and he showed us around the facility and we made it back to the car and the words were uttered "let's get naked" so we did, it was awkward at first but after about 20/30 minutes sitting by the pool it just felt so good and right. The people and the workers could have not made you feel more comfortable and relaxed and the facilities are well kept and the courts, pools, & tubs are second to none. I will admit it is a very positive surreal feeling that everything you been doing behind closed doors and trying to hide is now open and you will never feel so free in your life, that is what made us realize you spend more time trying to hide what you are and at White Thorn they accept you for who you are. White Thorn is a very Family oriented and friendly place to visit and if the thought of every visiting a nudist resort has crossed your mind then this is the place to do it.
The only negative is that you will have to get dressed and leave and once you're leaving your deciding when the next time you are going to be back.
White Thorn Lodge employees are the best around and thank you for making this very positive and profound experience in our lives.
Not sure how long the feedback can be and not sure if this will make it.
I felt safer with my wife walking around completely naked and having conversations with men then I do when we are in a night club or if she is walking to the store by herself.
First trip to White Thorn Lodge yesterday. Super friendly staff made you feel welcome from the get go. I had such a good time here I did not want to go home
well today was are first but not last visit to wtl..what a great place ..ken thanks for the tour and checking in on us really made us feel welcome... congrats to all wtl. members you have built and maintained a really nice place.the pool is great.the snack bar great . we are all ready planning to come next weekend .so i hope the suns out .this was only are second time ever to a camp. but your place was way better than the first place.think we found are new weekend getaway spot..
This was our first ever visit to a nudist resort. After checking in at a very welcoming registration desk, we were given a tour of the grounds/facilities by our guide Ken. It felt awkward to disrobe in front of a stranger (who was already nude), but within a few minutes there we were, the three of us walking around fully nude while touring WTL. All grounds/facilities were beautiful and in tip-top shape. People smiled and said hello everywhere we went. Ken ended our tour at the beautiful new pool but checked in with us from time-to-time throughout the day to make sure we were doing okay and feeling comfortable. We also met other very friendly folks and are even considering becoming members.
One event that changed my fiance's perspective and impression of a nudist resort had to do with some of the women who were there who were breast cancer survivors. My fiance is a survivor who had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery to one breast. She was so intimidated by this that she was really reluctant to be nude in public, but within the first half hour of being at the pool she noticed that there were two other women who had mastectomies so she didn't feel so alone. She even struck up a conversation with one of the women (who has been a nudist for a long time) and she was able to share her feelings that helped her tremendously. Needless to say that given this unique experience of meeting other women with mastectomies, she is sold on nudism and we both look forward to our next visit to WTL.
White Thorn is the third resort we have visited and is by far the best. We met some really great people and had an awesome time. We walked the trails, swam in the pool and relaxed in the hot tub. We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and much needed relaxation. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We will certainly be going back.
I visited White Thorn Lodge for the first time this weekend. It's the first time I ever visited a nudist resort of any kind. I was extremely nervous when I got there but was instantly at ease when I took my clothes off. The place is magnificent! Everyone is very nice as other people have commented. I went to the pool first and spent most of my day there. I stayed in the shade most of the time. I went for a couple of walks around the grounds and soaked in the sun for the first time ever nude! I loved it and I plan on coming back again.
I went to WTL for the first time Memorial Day weekend the people were very friendly. I was given a tour and picked a spot. And the rest is, well, the best time had in along time. Met a lot of nice people and made some new friends. Can't wait to return. Thanks to all! 😀
This was our first time visiting. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with smiles and friendly faces. We were made to feel very comfortable and at home. After a quick tour we were off on our adventure for the day. Lounging around the pool, swimming and laughing and making new friends. This is a wonderful place, very well maintained and a lovely community. We can't wait to go back and enjoy joining in all the activities and making plans to spend a weekend sometime soon. This is definitely a family oriented place with a real sense of community.Thank y'all for making us feel so welcome it was a great experience .
We had our first visit to White Thorn, Memorial day weekend. It was a great experience. Everyone was so friendly. It was our first tent camping experience for us. The nights were chilly but sitting around the community campfire in the flats was great. Met new friends. Can't wait to come back. Such a beautiful place.
just back from another great time at white thorn. what a way to kick off the 2014 season of fun in the sun. always something to do and entertainment along with the fellow nudist are great. very relaxing. i have been going there for nine years. met and became friends with some wonderful people.
After looking at the photos of the facilities and reading the wonderful comments of those that have visited, I can only say I wish I lived closer so I could join and come all the time. Perhaps I will get there this year especially for the cornhole tournament! Best wishes to everyone.
On Sat, Aug 24th, I experienced a beautiful and important life changing event, a metamorphisis,if you will . I evolved from a hidden naked man to a social free Nudist and the first day of the rest of my life. It was my first visit to WTL and first visit to a Nudist Camp. I so enjoyed the beautiful grounds,the great "to die for pool" the hot tub and my first ever massage, but most of all I enjoyed the people and this new freedom and way of life. WTL is more than a Nudist Camp to me. It is a sanctuary. I am sooo HAPPY. My thanks to all, especially to my new wonderful friend, Ken. The chicken salad sandwich was great. I will be back.
The Hippy party took me back forty years. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the people, the vibes.
White Thorne Lodge has a lot to offer new and veteran Nudists.
It is an oasis for us living the city, To relax and enjoy the finer things in life.
I have been a home nudist for two years. Last Saturday I went to Whitethorn for my first social experience. I can not thank everyone enough for being so friendly. I would like to thank Ken of the welcome wagon for showing me around. Words can not describe how beautiful the new pool and hot tub are. For me being a married single I was treated very nice by all. I will definitely share my experience with my friends. Hope to see you next summer.
I have been an at-home nudist for quite a while now, but I finally took the plunge and had my first social nudism experience this past Sunday at WTL. I am hooked! It was so relaxing to be able to swim, play volleyball, and hike the trails in the nude. Everyone there was friendly, and I couldn't have asked for a better day. My only regret is that I didn't try this years ago. I will be back soon, hopefully for a whole weekend.
I visited WTL for the first time on Saturday Aug 3. I have been to other nude/clothing optional resorts before (Avalon, Cedar Trails, and Paradise Gardens). However, none were as nice as White Thorn Lodge. The people were friendly and the volleyball competition was pretty intense. I wish I could have stayed the whole weekend. I met some amazing people. The hog roast was wonderful. I plan on coming back real soon and maybe even becoming a member. Thank you WTL for being such an awesome place to visit.
I had a wonderful early birthday celebration in my birthday suit. Everyone was so nice and welcoming to me, a very newbie "nude-bie?"! I'll definitely be back! In the immortal words of Tommy Pickles, "Nakey is good. Nakey is free. Nakey is NAKEY!" :!cool:
I've enjoyed nudity all my life! It's a freeing experience. Hope to one day join u all in social nudism. Enjoy the rest of Summer. To all nature lovers everywhere, enjoy the rest of summer, and get a good tan! 😀
I just purchased a camper and i cant wait to come there and be naked with a large group of people, it just really gets me going...
Visited White Thorn Lodge last week and I must say it was wonderful. Beautiful well kept camp grounds.Extremely warm and friendly people were every were. I was so relaxed to be naked in front of everyone. I was greeted by Lewis at the welcome center, he was friendly and nice enough to show me the way around the camp.It felt soo good to feel the sun all over me. The pool was relaxing and quiet and clean.The only thing, I had to leave early because of a thunder storm.I plan on visiting this place again , before the fall. 😀
Had an amazing time running the State-Line Streak! I am an avid runner, but the endorphin rush from running a race naked (or just running solo in the buff, which I did on Sunday) is hard to describe. Looking forward to more runs at White Thorn Lodge, where everyone is so welcoming!
Yesterday was my first visit to a nudist camp ever so I was a little nervous but everyone at WTL was very friendly and the place is great. It was amazing being one of the 217 people that participated in the attempt at the world record skinny dip.
Had a wonderful visit. This place is a little slice of heaven. Very beautiful surroundings and awesome friendly people that I was very pleased to meet. (Great 94th Birthday party I attended.) ;0) Will definitely be back soon.
My husband and I had our first visit to White Thorn Saturday morning and we rented a cabin and stayed over until Sunday morning. We had the time of our lives! I can't even begin to tell u all the friends we believe we have made 😮 EVERYONE u pass is so genuine and truly wonderful. We couldn't have picked a better place to come and enjoy our weekend. The pool and grounds are absolutely amazing! The website doesn't even begin to show the beauty of White Thorn. We intend on becoming members and are hopefully coming back for the 4th of July weekend. I'm already excited about it 😉
Wow! I am so impressed. Spent the weekend with you all at WTL and can't wait to return to your beautiful surroundings, but more so to the incredibly friendly people. I met dozens of new people and was so blessed by the warm, welcoming, generous and even protective response which I received. As you can imagine, as a woman arriving alone for my first visit, I was more than a bit apprehensive and nearly cancelled. So glad I didn't! Loved all the activities! See ya all again very soon!
We experienced a nudist swim and wanted to experience the nature of camping and freedom of nudism at WTL. We were pleasantly welcomed by Ken whom toured us around the premasis in a golfcart. The flowers were beautifully planted, clean restrooms and nice heated pool. We pitched a tent but was not prepared for the sudden drop in temperature. Friendly WTL neighbors lent us a heater, another offered us to stay in there camper, we were welcomed and blessed with such kind people. This truly was an fulfilled exciting and unforgetable experience......... Three weeks later we ventured back to WTL but this time we rented a cabin. Its undescribable how awesome it is to take a nature walk in the nude. We have never felt so comfortable. This experience made my confidence level go up and looking forward to meeting new friends. WE WILL BE BACK.WTL
I grew up at WTL & always meant to come back but the days turned into months,then years & more years. I finally journeyed back last week & everyone welcomed me....& no one knew me except for one very special lady. I knew all the people that made camp what it was when I was a child & it was so heart warming to see how the people of camp today keep it as beautiful as ever. It takes a village....& this one is full of great people! I look forward to my future chance of giving my time & effort to the place that helped to grow me
Visited WTL for the first time this season this past weekend. The new pool area is beautiful with the much larger pool, larger sunning area, umbrella tables and of course the poolside hot tube. Food at the snack bar is always good. I had a good time and will return soon. Thanks to the members for the new area.
My wife and I was in for Saturday night and Sunday but had to leave unexpectly due to a family emergency back home. Now that everything is back to normal, just wanted to say thank you to the staff for understanding. The new pool is amazing! The people are great, a member even let us use a portable heater, extension cord and a few extra blankets that made a huge difference at night. Can not wait to return. Next time I will not listen to my wife, BRING SUNSCREEN!!!
I'd love to spend a weekend at your resort.
This is without the best place to visit such nice people very relaxing we drank our beer and we met sum nice folks along the pool gotta get up there this summer its been to long I used to visit every weekend when I lived in Aliquippa pa but now im in akron and have to work all the time but this year im gonna change that at least a few times they always make me and marsha feel so welcome when we visited in the past.
2 years ago my husband and I come to white thorn I never been to a nude camp he has and im a bigger woman so I was nerves but my nerves settled after a while. we are going to be up there this weekend. I never been on the weekend and I know there is a lot of people so here come the nerves lo. but over all a very relaxing place
A friend, Ken, invited my wife and I to visit White Thorn Lodge. Ken met us at the gate and, once we parked our car, he took us on a golf cart tour of the camp. I was actually surprised at the size and was very impressed with how well it was maintained. We spent the day walking the trails; watching a couple of whitetail deer when we visited the pond. We met Bob & Nancy and Pat (very nice people) as we relaxed in the new hot tub. We enjoyed swimming and just relaxing at the beautiful bran new pool. In short, both my wife and I had a wonderful time! WTL was even better than I expected!
We come up here every year since the late 80s for the superbowl we look forward to it every year it is such a beautiful camp.
I started visiting White thorn lodge 2 years ago, this will be my third year. I visit every free weekend I get. I was welcomed my first visit and all the members are friendly and very welcoming. I have always disliked clothes and love to be nude. I quickly found out this is my kind of place to feel comfortable. I would like to meet people in my area or that visit WTL to make friends with. I always visit alone and really have nobody to make conversation with and hang out together. It would be nice to make friends and visit together. I'm 36, love the outdoors and very easy to get along with. Thanks to all the members at WTL for making me feel comfortable every visit. Can't wait to see you all this year.
Looking forward to seeing the new pool, both online and in person!
My wife Linda and I made our first trip to White Thorn Lodge this last summer, we also had our kids with us (ages 12-10)and we had a blast! we have been nudist for some years now. we are members of Alpine Resort and wanted to try something new, and loved it and have plans on returning this summer. Thanks WTL
Just like to say that the Super Bowl this year (2012) was just as great as the rest with the exception of Betty and Wayne not being there. That did make me sad. Betty was there but not in her normal capacity. We have been to many Super Bowls and have just camped at WTL and we have had an excellent time every time we have been there. A big thank you to all of the members for going to so much work on these events to make them so wonderful. We will be back and again thank you so much for all of your hard work.
My goodness, what a weekend!! We are members at a park in Ontario, and have not had the opportunity to visit any clubs in the U.S. But we attended the Superbowl, and did we ever love it!!! The grounds were immaculate, and the members unbelievably helpful and friendly! The tourney organizers did a fantastic job, and it ran smooth as silk! We have done nothing but gush to everyone we know since our return. The cost was incredibly low, and we got WAY more than our moneys worth!
We honestly couldn't have had a better weekend!
Thank you so much to the members of the Lodge, and we will return next year, no matter what!
And again, sorry to all the peeps I watched the game with, I hope I didn't offend anyone when I cheered for the Broncos during their victory!!! :!devil:
I feel ridiculous writing this, but I can't wait for next year, and good luck with the new pool and hot tub!!
Just a note to thank the members of WTL for another great summer. My wife and I enjoyed several of the events, Superbowl was the capper. Looking forward to next year.
My husband and I decided to go to WTL for our wedding anniversary and I am glad we did. This was our first nudist experience and it was life changing. The people at WTL were extremely welcoming. I started the welcome wagon wearing a towel and before I knew it I was completely naked. I now feel more confident in myself! Both my husband and I are in our mid thirties and we wished we would have done this sooner!
dont you hate how people give you dirty looks when they find out that you go to wtl.people just dont know how welcoming and wonderful wtl really is. we love it here. we try to make it every weekend. we would like to become members and are looking for a sponsor.my husband is 27 and im 22
My first visit to WTL was exciting. My husband had brought the idea to my attention, and I was very nervous - I had no idea what to expect. Curiosity finally got the best of me, so we paid a visit. The tour was great, the people were so warm and inviting, the grounds are amazing, and after about ten minutes I was finally able to "drop my towel". We've since been back a few times, and each visit just keeps getting better! We are hoping to become members by next season, as we have found our "home away from home"! Thank you WTL!!
WOW!!! Went to the LUAU as a first timer with only a couple of winter swims prior. Super nervous but met the nicest people!!! Was a little scared announcing myself with the mike at the main gate and wondering if it was on a loud speaker or what but got to the main gate and the fun began!!! One guy noticed my front license plate and asked some questions and I was hoping to meet him again and talk some more but didnt and then I got a guided tour of the campgrounds and it is really nice! Enjoyed some yummy salad from the snack bar and iced tea while trying not to be self conscious about being TOTALLY naked! It is so weird for a basically first timer... Later while exploring by myself Kathy smiled and said "HI" and I talked to her and her friend Marty the rest of the afternoon! That was great becuase I only knew one person (Ken) from the swims and was by myself so I assumed I would be reading my book all day and trying to look like I fit in but the afternoon flew by with background music from the DJ and GREAT conversation!!! Soon it was time for the Luau and the lines were long but by then I was chilling in the pool with a noodle and meeting some members who gave me the history of WTL and told me about the new BIGGER pool for 2013. I wandered up to check on my things and get a drink and met Superbowl Betty and chatted with her for awhile. GREAT lady! Got in line with my mouth watering and it took three trips to sample all the goodies! Watched the volleyball games off and on all day and was really impressed with the players!
Hit the pool again and did some exercises to work off the meal HAHA! and then the hot tub so I could feel all melty and then a quick shower. I wandered around saying good bye to all my new friends but missed Kathy and since she was the first person to say "HI" I really wanted to THANK her! So THANKS KATHY you really made my day GREAT!!!!
I come to Whitethorn with my male friend once or twice a year for the past 12-15 years we love to skinny dip- and its harder to find a place to do that
we like the people here and know that everyone is mature and decent.
I, too, was a newbie to nudism when I visited White Thorn Lodge this past Saturday for the 5K State Line Streak. I immediately felt comfortable with the concept and enjoyed sharing comments with other entrants before, during, and after the race. Being a resident of the area, I regret not visiting the lodge years ago. I am grateful that the race provided the incentive for me to finally visit. I hope that other locals, who have been holding back from visiting, do themselves a favor and make their way to this gorgeous multi-sport and recreational facility for an enjoyable time socializing with pleasant people.
I visited White Thorn Lodge last week to participate in the Streak Naked 5K Race. It was both my first naked run and my first visit to a nudist club. Everyone was very warm and welcoming, and I was quickly put at ease. The pool and hot tub were particularly inviting, and the grounds were beautiful. I live over four hours away, so I can't visit often, but I will definitely be back!
I enjoyed the first time WTL 5K. It was a very challenging course, but will do it again next year. I visit WTL whenever I can and every time is more enjoyable than the last. Thanks to everyone that makes one feel comfortable.
Thanks so much for the 5k today! It was great. Great turnout. Can't wait to beat my time next year!
I recently visited WTL for the first time. It was also my first social nudist experience. I was a little nervous and did keep a towel wrapped around me for a while, but the people there were exceptional at making me feel welcome and comfortable. Lots of very friendly folks there.
Also, the grounds are simply breathtaking and there are lots of opportunities to go out and experience them.
I am looking forward to visiting again, this time for the whole weekend!
I finally visited on July 1 and took the tour. While I was not able to stay long I had a wonderful time . The grounds were beautiful and the people were extremely friendly. I look forward to visiting again
I'm fairly new to the nudist scene. My friends are too scared to come with me. And i hate doing things by myself. I'm a single guy approaching 40 looking for friends to run around naked with. I went to the camp in medina last year and people there said white thorn was a nice place. Hopefully more people my age to do more than just swim. Volleyball, tennis?
I have been telling myself for a few years now that I was going to go to WTL. Today I went and I felt like there was no better place to go on a Saturday afternoon. It was so relaxing and everyone was so nice and made me feel right at home. I will definitley be returning no doubt about it, I may be there next weekend......
I have wanted to visit a nudist park for a long time. I am retired and have been a widower for several years. I finally got the chance to visit WTL a few years back during the superbowl of volleyball. I had some apprehensions, but they soon disappeared. The people I met were very open and helpful. I felt very comfortable and enjoyed the time I spent there. I have no regrets and would go back anytime.
Me, Big Mike, Eric Poops n Scoops and Boots enjoyed our stay. Is he stayin' for dinner or what? Oh, I dunno. Joey ate all the cookies.
Have wanted to go to WTL for a few years now and am hoping to finally go this summer. I have heard it is a very nice place. I have been to the swims a couple times with the WPN group and have had fun. I just wish I had some friends around here that I knew were nudists too...
WTL was our very first nudist experience way back in 1980 and we've visited every summer from then up until moving from OH to AZ in 2007. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful, friendlier place to be introduced to social nudism! Especially enjoyable was spending Fourth of July weekends at WTL with our home club, Northcoast Naturists. The parades with police and fire equipment from the local community were always a treat. A special memory was walking nude on the wooded trails during a warm, late summer shower. Too many fond WTL memories to list! Thank you so very much for being the wonderful, friendly club that you are!
I have always heard very nice things about White Thorn and am hoping to get the chance to finally visit this year and meet some wonderful people.
As an active social nudist for over forty years I've been to many nudist venues, some were nice and some were not. I can, without any doubt tell you that White Thorn Lodge is one of the best. The grounds are second to none in their upkeep and the staff is always friendly and will help you in any way they can. I HIGHLY recommend you visit with your entire family and friends (we all wish) note: this has been an unpaid endorsement
I started going to WTL last summer and met some nice people. Nancy if you read this thanks for all the friendly chats we had. Brian and Margie wow you aguys are great too. Hoep to see you there this summer. Great place to feel free.
After visiting quite a few nudist places this year WTL appears to be in the running for our most favorite nudist campground that we went to over 2011'. We visited for the first time in early July with everyone so warm & inviting that we felt like we fit right in from the the starting gate. We have to come 2.5 hrs to get there but it was well worth it! Everyone assured us that the Luai weekend along with the Volleyball weekend would be great times to plan "a must return for" time. We were able to make it for the Luai weekend after some last minute schedule rearranging and it was a blast dancing in the sand under the stars in the nude to the great band strike three? I think they were called!! We are tent campers but it is a great arrangement to be able to pick a spot in the open area and set up wherever you want to.
Many thanks go out to Tristy, Andy, Terry, Lisa and her hubby along with Carol just to name a few of the members that welcomed us with open arms. I promise I will bring some "spirits" back next year to share with Andy and Terry! :p
It is a very clean and well manicured place, believe me when I say the members really do take pride in the maintaining of the property. Next year we will be on board from the begining of the summer so we can have more dates open & return to many of the activities planned in 2012'. The activities and music along with the live bands are great!! The pool needless to say is quite a popular congregating place to socialize or sit by the side and read or take a nap while getting a great tan! :!sun:
Definately worth our ride, we will be back and maybe this year we will have graduated up to atleast a pop up camper from a tent! 😮
One of the best places I've been, and I've been to alot of places. I was a young child when I was introduced to WTL and twenty-three years later, I still visit. Great place for families.
I haven't been there for awhile.I am coming there next year.I love the place.Its a very good place for first time people who would like to try nudism for the first time.Very good place to relax and get a tan.Very peaceful
A great place to unwrap and unwind during the week. Quiet, peaceful and clean. Great people.
what do i look forward to after labor day? memorial day!! that's when white thorn opens its gates to visitors. it is unbelievable that i have been enjoying the venue for seven years. my wife had the privilege of attending three of those. she chooses not to participate due to self image problems. we have seen that the great thing about nudist are they do not stereotype people. this is true at white thorn. i along with others that have visited met some of the greatest folks in my life! i have never been made to feel littler than the members. i have truly found the geratest nude place on earth! thank you all for saying "hi" to me!!
As we are going on 9-10 yrs of coming to WTL, we still look forward to coming back ASAP. Time is the problem. Linda has been working 7 days a week, maybe in a year her schedule will be better. Lately it has been too many bills, and we can't plan weekends.
Linda was kind of shy at first, but now she's out of her duds real fast.
The way the grounds are kept up is awesome! We do tell as many people as possible about WTL and some have taken us up on coming. One person has been a real friend, Wm Penn, and many more are ready to help out if you have a problem.
You can find us in the Flats - just look for a motor home with the Dallas Cowboy flag.
Maybe someday we will have a permanent spot.
Bill & Linda
I came to WTL for the first time 11 years ago.Been to six superbowls. Always had a grate time.But i have to say be coming a probe member this year has been the best time i ever had at WTL. I made so many new friends and got to know older friends better.I would like to thank Jeff for letting me work with him on different projects. Also would like to thank lt. Dan for including me on the things he was working on.I can't forget kitchen Betty she always said thank you to me for helping out.[mostly doing dishes] lol and all the other members to many to name for making me feel welcome as a new member.looking forward to the Christmas party, and net summer.
Wow, where can i start,as other guests that i just read it would be at the front gate.The people at the gate make you feel as if you have known them for a lifetime ! & yes the place is simply imaculate & well kept a true testimony that people can make a co op work like magic when the common thing is something they all adore & are quite willing to go the extra mile for. I have visited several times over the past three years & of course the most fun for me is SUPER BOWL ! sooo many fun open-minded poeple from all over the U.S.& CANADA & what is the most amazing thing in this troubled world we all share is around a 1000 peolple hang out together for 3-4 days & NO ARGUMENTS OR TROUBLE TO BE FOUND ! how perfectly peaceful ! The days when they have live music are probably some of my favorite as i love to get up & dance my cares away ! & sitting around the community camp fire is also sooooooo relaxing & social ! I am so looking forward to my next trip to that beautiful ride up that quaint country road to the place known as Whitethorn Lodge . :!cool:
I am delighted to share my love of White Thorn with you. I've been to about 50 nudist clubs around the US and Canada, and I'm always grateful that White Thorn is "my" club. It has a sense of community that is so rare. It is a co-op that actually works. It's beautiful and clean and fun and peaceful. I'm glad I found this amazing club - is it close to 20 years ago already?!
My thanks to all the members for being the people you are - you make it all come together for those of us who are "merely" visitors.
Just wanted to send a note to let you know that our time at White Thorn Lodge was great. When Jim and I decided to do this we were a little nervous wondering what we might be walking into that we did not want to do. White Thorn was true to what they had stated online that it was family and that is what we saw. It was a nice quite place to get away from everyday life. We both work very hard and need time to be together in a relaxed and quite surrounding. Allthough we are not campers like I had stated, for us to come for day trips is really great for us since we only live about 45 minutes away. I can't say enough about are first experience there, from pulling up to the gate, getting out of the car to register, and of the welcome wagon. Everyone was beyond nice and the place is clean and you can tell people love coming there. Thought we would be a little nervous about taking our clothes off for the first time but you made us feel very comfortable about it and never thought twice about it. Laying by the pool for the day was so great. Can't wait till we can come again hopefully this weekend.
This past weekend was White Thorn Lodge�s annual Hawaiian Luau and pig roast. On the recommendation of our good friend Deb who visited WTL last year, my wife and I plus two other couples and our friend Deb made the trip from eastern PA/NJ and Binghamton NY to White Thorn in Darlington PA for the festivities.
Last minute car troubles for Deb had her carpooling out with us and after stuffing our Subaru with all of hers and our camping gear and hitching our tent trailer we headed out early Thursday morning for a mid day arrival.
Ominous looking clouds and a bit of rain halfway across I-80 had us worried but by the time we arrived at noon the sun was shining. Carol, the person manning the gate and admissions greeted us like we�d known her forever and had us checked in and on our way to nude bliss in no time. The sign stating �WTL is a NUDIST resort and nudity is expected� made me smile.
As we drove to the camping area, we immediately remarked to ourselves how neat, clean and orderly everything looked. I mean the grounds were immaculate. Nothing run down, grass manicured, flowers planted, roads graveled, graded and smooth. These people put effort into making sure everything is perfect and it shows.
We stripped, set up camp on a very lovely site and us being some of the first there for the weekend had the pick of the litter so to speak and a site with a nice old oak tree that seemed to beckon us with a promise to keep us shaded and cool for our stay. And that fine tree did just that.
The rest of the afternoon was spent swimming in their beautiful pool and making new friends. And as an added bonus, some old friends that we have not seen in about 5 years decided to visit for the weekend. It was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise indeed. Then it was time for dinner; charcoal going, burgers on and then those ominous clouds reappeared and as we were eating under the awning, a wicked t-storm hit and drenched us. Oh well, it ain�t camping unless you�re eating a burger naked in a downpour.
Friday was spent doing what true nudists do. RELAXING in the pool, catching up on news with friends, reading in the shade and forgetting about the outside world. Friday evening all of our group were invited to the campsite of one of the members and his girlfriend for dinner. They had a very tasty entr�e and dessert baking in their dutch ovens. We all brought what we were going to have for supper and added to theirs for an impromptu potluck and had a feast. What wonderful hospitality. Thank you Tom and Kathy. Then off to the pool for an evening of swimming preceded by a film of a concert of Elvis in Hawaii which was this year�s luau theme.
But Saturday was to be the star of the weekend. The snack bar opens for breakfast and lunch on weekends and the omelet I ordered was done to perfection. Then off to the pool for a couple hours. In the meantime my wife discovered there was a yoga class at 10am. We love yoga and this was a chance to do it nude in a group setting. Theresa the instructor was awesome. Very knowledgeable and she had us sweating and limber by the end of class. All the while more WTL members, day trippers and folks camping overnight after the pig roast were pouring in all day. When it was all said and done there were probably 600-700 people there for the day. At 5pm they carved the pig and all the potluck dishes everybody brought were lined up on a dozen and a half tables end to end that would make an Army mess Sgt proud. There was no way one could sample all there was to eat.
Then the band showed up. A group by the name of Three Strikes Out (or something like that). Anyway they had the place jumping in no time and played 3 sets until 12:30am. The dance �floor� was the sand volleyball court. Picture 100 naked people rocking the night away out under the stars. Awesome. When the band packed up for the night, we all headed for the pool for another skinnydip. My wife and I hit the sack at 1pm while the rest of the group headed for the hot tub. I have no idea what time they called it quits. Party animals.
Sunday unfortunately, was our go home day. After saying goodbyes and vowing to not let so much time go by until we got together again, we headed out for the 6 hr drive home. A huge thank you to all the members of WTL for making their club a true nudist destination.
Next year we all decided to return to WTL for their �Hippie Weekend�. Far out man. Can�t wait.
The first thing we noticed about WTL was how friendly the people are. It is a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere at WTL. There is plenty of "nothing" to do if you want to lay around and relax. On the other hand, the members make it a point to have something going on most every weekend so that it does not turn into the same old thing every weekend. Of course some of the staples of WTL are always there such as the pool, volleyball, and corn hole games. After one visit we were sure that this was the place we wanted to spend all of our free time during the summer months, therefore we almost immediately began the membership process. We honestly do not believe how anyone would not want to spend time at WTL. What a wonderful place to be!
I just had to send an email to thank you for probably one of the best days I have had in a long time. I visited yesterday for my very first nude experience. Although I was slightly nervous, we were greeted at the gate by Mary who made me immediately feel relaxed. She talked kindly and remembered back to her first time as well. Within minutes I was undressed and felt so alive. 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 yesterday feeling refreshed and renewed. Like all the weights of the world were lifted and we were free...of course until we had to come back to textile living. What I�m trying to say is, thank you! 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.