Monday, 28 May 2007

New brochures are here!

With the arrival of the new Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park brochures, the name change is now complete. We are officially open and promoting ourselves under the new name. The following press release is being sent to media outlets:

Nudist Club Changes Ownership and Name East Gwillimbury, ON – May 28, 2007

Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park is the new name of a club that has its roots as far back as 1972. It was then that the Toronto Helios Society first formed on newly acquired land north of Toronto.

Most recently, the property was known as The New Forest Family Naturist Resort. In a transaction that was more of a transition, the former owners sold the property to Stéphane and Linda Deschênes.

With the new name comes a new motto: Traditional Naturist Values in a Modern Setting.

“We wanted to focus on the traditional values of naturism: respect for self, respect for others and respect for the environment. Nudity is just one of the ways we live up to those principles” said Stéphane Deschênes. “In traveling the world, I observed that naturist clubs who try to be too inclusive by softening their philosophy often lose their reason for being.”

The ‘Modern Setting’ refers to amenities that meet or exceed current expectations. Fully-serviced campsites, a computerized reservation system and wireless internet are just a few of the many modern services available.

“In the mid-20th century, naturists were happy with simple facilities and the bare essentials. Today, just like textile campers, naturists expect to commune with nature without having to give up the comforts of life.”

Monday, 21 May 2007

Keith is full of ‘bull’

Tuesday night is Dart Night at Bare Oaks downstairs in the New Forest room. It is organized by John. For the last two weeks, a small group has convened for conversation, cheer and play. Last week, Keith won the night. As you can see in the picture, he’s full of ‘bull’.

Monday, 14 May 2007

Eat all weekend!

For the first time, we’re going to have food service available all weekend! Chef Kathryn Munro is going to provide catered meals the Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. She has put together a fabulous menu!

On Saturday night, we will have our monthly dinner and dance – also catered by Chef Kathryn Munro.

Thursday, 10 May 2007

The new Bare Oaks map

We have just posted, in the amenities section, the new illustrated map of Bare Oaks. It will help visitors visualize the many features of the property. It was drawn by a very talented artist named Martin Lane. One of the advantages of an illustration is that as facilities are added, the map can easily be updated. It’s also a great way to show a large space because you don’t have to worry about scale.

You can see a larger format version by clicking here.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

It feels like summer!

The sun is out and the predicted high is 26 degrees Celsius but the thermometer reads 30 on the front deck. The leaves are just starting to sprout and the Trilliums are blooming everywhere! As I update this Blog from the front deck, someone walks by and the fragrance of suntan lotion reaches me. Now it really feels like summer!!

Monday, 7 May 2007

Prices reduced for overnight camping

In reviewing our prices for overnight camping, it was clear that we were discouraging overnight visitors with our prices. As such, the overnight camping prices have been severely reduced. But keep in mind that if some prices seem ridiculously low (e.g. $5/night) it’s because they don’t include the ground fees.

See our rates at:

...and yes, we do accept Canadian Tire money ;-)