About SCNA

Who We Are

Established in 2001, SCNA is the largest naturist travel club in Southern California. We seek to promote and encourage clothing-optional recreation, education, and personal growth throughout Southern California. In 2003 SCNA became a Non-Profit 501(c)(7) Mutual Benefit California Corporation. We are governed by a seven-person Board of Directors, elected annually by participating members.

What We Believe

We support the American ideal of Liberty. Individuals and groups should have the freedom to express and practice their beliefs and desires as long as it does not interfere with the rights of others. It is our belief that there is no harm, and much benefit, in the responsible practice of social nudity. Persons who so desire should be able to enjoy life and recreation without the restriction of clothing. Such practice has been well established in America for over 90 years, with roots extending back to the very beginnings of the nation. We understand that many people may be uncomfortable with seeing others without clothing, so we wish to establish and maintain areas and opportunities where we may enjoy our time while allowing those who do not wish to be exposed to nudity to easily avoid us.

A 2006 Roper poll conducted nationally showed that over 55 million Americans had “skinny-dipped” and that, of those polled, 74% believe people who enjoy nude sunbathing should be able to do so without interference from local officials, as long as they do so in an area that is accepted for that purpose.

Demographics show nudism attracts a wide cross section of society, with people representing all colors, religions, occupations, body types, age groups, and income brackets. Our members reside in communities from Seattle to San Diego, although most live in the Los Angeles basin. This list includes singles, couples, families, and students. We practice inclusion, not exclusion. We include men and women of all ages and all shapes and sizes who are age 18+, single or with families.

We also have a strong set of behavior guidelines and a screening process so that our members may enjoy a private, safe and protected environment. Members are held accountable for the actions of their guests. We are also completely clothing-optional, which is appealing to some who may be uncomfortable at a club or resort that requires nudity. If one is comfortable with our being nude, we are comfortable with you being clothed. It is against our policy to even comment on one’s state of dress.

National Affiliations

SCNA is a participating club in both national naturist organizations, the American Society for Nude Recreation (AANR) and The Naturist Society Foundation (TNSF). AANR focuses on naturist issues at established landed resorts while TNSF focuses on creating and preserving nudist beaches and other public access locations. As affiliates, we offer our members a discounted rate to join these organizations below their normal regular rates.

We feel it is very important to have our members support these national organizations as they provide support for us as a group and as individuals in times of need. But we also believe each member should make that decision for themselves, as there is an extra cost above our member dues to belong. For this reason, SCNA does not require you to join AANR or TNSF but we do strongly encourage it.

Join AANR thru SCNA and save $$$ off the national rate.

Join The Naturist Society Foundation thru SCNA and save $$$ off the national rate.

Our Local Events and Activities - Who May Attend?

SCNA participating members may attend our club-sponsored activities for a nominal gate fee, enough to cover our expenses. Guests of members will pay a higher admittance fee (about $ 5-10 more than members) to attend our events. Members of other local naturist organization are admitted at the SCNA member rate. This is a reciprocal arrangement with most of the other non-landed clubs in our area.

Visit our calendar page for specific information about backyard and “theme” parties, our periodic trips to local landed nudist parks in the area, bowling, yoga, hiking and other activities.

If you would like to attend one of our clothing-optional activities, we would like to invite you. For the protection of our members and guests we must insist that all attendees be of good character. To help ensure that, you must be sponsored by a member who guarantees the behavior of their guests, or you must join us for one of our many monthly “Introductory Meet-Up” dinners, where we can get to know you before deciding to invite you to an event. We also will collect identification to conduct a background check, particularly looking for offenses against children and violent acts.

SCNA’S Monthly Meet-Up Dinner and Discussion Group

Each month SCNA hosts “Meet-Up” events to introduce people to naturism and our club. These events are held at restaurants in the Los Angeles and Ventura areas, or are held online. These meetings include both newcomers and members, so that we can all learn a bit more about each other. Anyone wishing to learn more about the SCNA in particular or with a sincere interest in discussing naturist issues is welcome.

Benefits of Membership

  • SCNA Direction— Participating members determine the goals and direction of the club. Members are entitled to vote for our board of directors, run for office, attend and speak at board meetings, and propose changes to our policies, procedures and bylaws.
  • Discount Fee at SCNA Events— Your membership card gets you into most club activities at the discounted member rate, usually about $10 per person. If you attend just two events per year, it is less expensive to have a membership than to attend at the higher non-member rate!
  • Invite your Own Guests to SCNA Events— If you have friends or relatives who you think would enjoy one of our events, and you are willing to guarantee that they will abide by our behavior guidelines, you are welcome to invite them to attend. They will still need to pay the non-member rate.
  • Gain Access to Local Resorts— SCNA has arranged with Olive Dell Nudist Resort for a discounted gate fee for most events. SCNA membership will also facilitate your admission to the other resorts in California. Always call ahead before you go to confirm the SCNA card is on their approved list.
  • Attend Events Presented by Other Local Non-Landed Clubs— We have reciprocal agreements with several area naturist organizations to let our members attend their events for their member rates!
  • Connections to Other Naturists— Members of the SCNA are invited to participate in regional and national naturist events. Make friends and have fun!
  • The Member’s Only Corner— Paid members are given access to a special part of this web site where we provide our monthly newsletter in color, distribute corporate business, and share photos taken at events. (The password changes each month.)
  • The “Intangible” Benefits— Create friendships that will last a lifetime! Visit interesting beaches, resorts, hot springs, campsites, and other places you would otherwise probably never visit on your own. Become part of a naturist organization where you can make a difference!

SCNA - Where skinny dipping is good clean fun!

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Membership is open to everyone 18 years of age or older.

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Southern California Naturist Association

A 501(c) California Non-Profit Corporation

23679 Calabasas Road Suite 940

Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 225‑2273

scna@socalnaturist.org

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