Friday, 31 July 2009

Naturist Festival!!

Next week, Bare Oaks is hosting, for the second time, the Canadian Naturist Festival. It will takes place August 5th to 9th. (one extra day this year!) This 6th annual festival, a celebration of naturist life, is drawing people from all over. It will be a very busy week! Every single campsite has been booked. But there is still room to squeeze in a few tents.

*** Full meal service is available everyday 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 per adult for the entire festival!!!

The festival will offer many presentations, discussions, music, games, and hands-on sessions. Activities are planned for children, both youngsters and teens. Click here for the schedule.

Because of the Toronto labour strike, it wasn't clear until yesterday whether last year's nude bus ride would be repeated. But it now looks like the Nude Bus to Hanlan's Beach in Toronto will be leaving on Wednesday morning. 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"!

Complete schedule

Registration for the festival can either be done in the Bare Oaks office or online at:

Saturday, 11 July 2009

2009 Volleyball wrap-up

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Our 3rd annual volleyball tournament was a great success! We more than doubled the number of teams and players over last year. Game play went from 11am to 4pm each weekday and from 10 am - 3pm on the weekend. The sand court and 3 grass courts were very busy all the time. We have determined that next year's tournament will require at least one more court to keep up. The final count was:
  • Wednesday's King and Queen tournament: 38 players
  • Thursday's 4X4 tournament: 5 teams
  • Friday's Woman's Breast Cancer tournament: 2 teams of 6
  • Friday's Men's Prostate Cancer tournament: 4 teams of 4
  • Friday's Coed tournament: 6 teams of 6
  • Friday's Blind Volleyball tournament: 3 teams of 6-8 players.
  • Weekend tournament: 13 teams, 3 A, 4 B, 3 Novice Plus, 3 Novice (About 75 players)
All of our serviced campsites were full. In fact, there were many more campers than sites. Fortunately, Bare Oaks has nearly unlimited unserviced tent camping on our expansive lawns.

We had quite a bit of media exposure. (pun intended) There were several mentions of the event ahead of time including an amusing discussion by Kevin Frankish on CITY TV's Breakfast Television. Rogers Community TV visited the park at the beginning of the tournament and the resulting video report aired on the Friday: (it starts about 14 minutes into the video) Today, the National Post is running a very good follow-up story.

Next year's volleyball tournament is already set for July 1-4, 2010.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Correction: Skinny-dipping for a Guinness World Record

When the announcement was posted yesterday, only Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park was listed by AANR as a registered location for the skinny-dip event. An additional Ontario location is now listed: Ponderosa Nature Resort. Hopefully that will make it possible for even more folks to participate!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Skinny-dipping for a Guinness World Record

How many people do you think can simultaneously skinny-dip across North America? The Guinness World Records™ organization has agreed to create a new category for the largest number of people simultaneously skinny-dipping.

Bare Oaks is participating in the plan by the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) to coordinate skinny-dipping events at clubs and legally-sanctioned nude beaches throughout North America on this day at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to coincide with Nude Recreation Week. Bare Oaks is the only naturist organization in Ontario that has registered to participate. So if you want to be part of this historic event, come to Bare Oaks on Saturday!

You don’t have to be a Bare Oaks member to participate. Non-members who come to participate in the swim will benefit from half-price day fees. We're shooting for a big, big number and we need your help. Non-members who come to participate get half-price ground fees.

This Saturday is also the Horseshoe Tournament.
Standard rules apply. $5.00 per person or $12 including lunch. Registration at 9:30 a.m. with play starting at 10 a.m. See for complete info.

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