Calling All Volleyball Players, Fans, and Enthusiasts!
Make plans for the week and weekend after labor day! The Superbowl of Naked Volleyball happens right here at White Thorn.
Join over a thousand friendly fun-seekers on this activity filled week. The Thursday thru Saturday dances are not something to miss!
Come on! Get your sand on!
White Thorn Lodge hosts the Superbowl of Naked Volleyball every year on the weekend after Labor Day. Each year, over 90 teams participate. Teams form on Friday evening, play begins at 8am on Saturday, and elimination play starts at 8am on Sunday. Competition includes Men’s AA, A and B classes, Women’s AA, A and B classes, and multiple mixed C/Novice level teams. Since no AANR or USVBA cards are necessary to enter the tournament, players include both nudists and non-nudists from all over the world.
Over 1500 players and guests gather to play in and watch the games, with tents and RVs filling White Thorn’s 200+ acres. Beginning at 9am Thursday, guests pay a special reduced weekend fee and are welcomed to all events: opening ceremonies, dances, and the club facilities.
In 2009 we hosted a team from ESPN which resulted in an article in ESPN, The Magazine. If you haven’t seen the article yet, click here or you may want to watch the video about it!
Mikey & Bob
WAYNE AND BETTY
History of the Volleyball Superbowl
In 1971, Wayne and Betty participated in two nudist volleyball leagues in the East and Midwest. They had the idea to join the two leagues at the end of the season, invite other teams, and sponsor a huge tournament. Wayne asked White Thorn officials if they would be willing to host the tournament as a neutral club. Superbowl #1 was held the last weekend in August, 1971, on two dirt courts. The tournament grew and soon it was decided that it would be held on the weekend after Labor Day. It is now the largest tournament of its kind, with many participants returning year after year for the best fun bargain of the summer.
In 2003, responding to the many participants that arrive early in the week or even arrive the weekend prior, “Early-Bird” tournaments were added on Wednesday and Thursday with evening entertainment options during the week. With the availability of our deep white sand courts, the games go on rain or shine, as happened in 2007 when the AA and A Sunday playoffs utilized them. Continuing to address the “early birds”, in 2011 the club began a 10 day/9 night promotional offering using the “Volleyball Nakation” motif.
“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.”
Nakation (10 nights)
- Arrive 9/1 – Depart 9/11
- 10% Discount: 9/2 – 9/11
- Excludes Rental Rooms
Weekend (4 nights)
- Motorhome, Towed vehicle w/trailer/RV $35
- Car/Tent camping $10
- Thursday to Noon Monday
Fees include camping, trailer parking w/electricity and water, dances, team entry in tournament, corn roast, and full use of club facilities. Please remember that we do not allow pets during superbowl!