Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Events - Labour Day Weekend

Lots of events this weekend! All done by volunteer Bare Oaks members. (Thank you!!) See the schedule for Saturday and Sunday below.



Traditionally, the park has held an Illumination Night on the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend – this tradition comes from the Illumination initiated annually by the Sharon Temple.

The Children of Peace, the builders of the Sharon Temple, embodied contradiction after contradiction. They were a "plain folk", former Quakers with no musical tradition, who went on to create the first civilian band in Canada and build the first organ in Ontario. They built an ornate temple to raise money for the poor, and built the province's first shelter for the homeless; but by 1851, Sharon was the most prosperous village in the province.

Following the practice of the Children of Peace, Sharon Temple holds The Illumination on the first Friday night of September every year – at one time the light from the temple could be seen from Toronto.

All are invited to light up the park by decorating your site with light (Trailers and Campsites) and by doing so, enter our juried Illumination Night. You can choose electric lights, solar lights or candle light.

All are invited to meet at the fork in Beckett Circle by the water pump house to begin the walk about around the park at dusk (7:30 pm on August 30th) ‘oooing’ and ‘awwwing’ at the sites. (Amongst the group will be the secret judges).

Volunteers wanted for the afternoon of August 30th to assist in filling paper bags with sand & tea lights and placing along the side of the park roads – please contact Heather if interested. At approximately 7:15 all are asked to light the tea lights in the bags in front/around their individual site.



10:00 am (Sand court)

Volleyball clinic for novice plus, novice player and beginners. (prepare for the 1pm Swing & Switch Volleyball Tournament!)

LUNCH SPECIAL – (front deck)
  • Hot Dog & Salad $4.00
  • Hamburger & Salad $5.00
(Restaurant open all weekend!)

1:00 pm

This is a fun tournament for every level of player. We have 8 Bare Oaks prize towels to give away to the winners! Cost: FREE!


4:00 pm judging (front lawn)
6:00 pm Chili dinner

Think you make the BEST CHILLI? Find out what the judges think.

Sign up to enter in the front office.

This is your chance to taste the enticing Chilli dishes. If you did not enter the contest, please bring a dish with you (salad, alternative entrées, breads, etc) sign up sheet will be in front office after August 16th, or email potluck@bareoaks.ca Remember to bring your own plates and utensils.

After dinner the prize for the best Chilli and Illuminations will be awarded.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Barestock: this Saturday

Saturday August 23rd, 2008
Bare Oaks members welcome back …
Jamie Dart and Bad Dog

First set starts at 4:30 pm
Dinner to follow:
  • Hamburgers $5.00
  • Chicken on a bun $5.00 (while quantities last)
  • Jumbo hot dogs $4.00
  • Meal includes salad & dessert
  • Bring your own refreshments
Event to take place on the lawn in front of Clubhouse (or in the Outback if raining)

••• All are welcome •••
(non-members must register and pay day fees)

Event hosted by volunteer Bare Oaks Members

Monday, 11 August 2008

trailers and campsites

The number of campsites at Bare Oaks are very limited for two reasons:
  1. Several areas of our property are environmentally sensitive and must be protected
  2. We want to keep our natural spaces open for our members to enjoy
To ensure that all members can spend the occasional weekend or vacation at Bare Oaks, and to ensure that we continue to welcome visitors from all over the world, we will be keeping 25 campsites open for short-term use. Unfortunately, that means that we are very, very close to being out of sites for members who want a permanent, year-round campsite for their trailer.

However, if you are interested in a site but find that there are none left, there are often a few trailers for sale.

Our used trailers for sale section has recently been updated. Visit:

If you don't see what you want, bookmark this page and keep checking!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Naturist Festival Time

This week, Bare Oaks is hosting the Fifth Annual Canadian Naturist Festival. It will takes place August 7th to 10th. The festival, a celebration of naturist life, is drawing people from as far away as British Columbia and California. It will be a very busy week! Every single campsite has been booked. But there is still room to squeeze in a tent or two.

*** Full meal service is available during the festival. ***

The FCN & FQN are offering Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park members the benefit of a rock-bottom registration fee of only $10 for the entire festival!!!

The festival will offer over 30 presentations, discussions, music, games, and hands-on sessions. Activities are planned for children, both youngsters and teens. Special guests include massage/yoga experts and the perennial favourite entertainer, the acrobat/juggler/clown/fire-breather Michel Goulet. Click here for the schedule.

Early on August 7, a special bus will leave Bare Oaks for the clothing-optional Hanlan's Beach in Toronto. Riders (by reservation only) are invited to ride without clothes (but with a towel at least). Of course, everyone is invited to join us on the beach even if they "missed the bus"!

Prizes to be handed out at the festival include books, Tilley hats, Harry Potter bedspreads, and the grand one: a week at Hidden Beach resort in Mexico!

On August 9, the official announcement will be made of the winners of two journalism prizes, awarded for the best articles appearing in Canada in 2007 (one in English, one in French) that discuss naturism in non-naturist publications.

Complete schedule at:

Festival pricing info at: