Friday, 24 January 2014

Jody Urquhart

The last Camping in Ontario convention was held in November at the The Rosseau Muskoka Resort. Our keynote speaker, Jody Urquhart, was fabulous. She entertained, inspired and motivated us. As the association's director that lives closest to Pearson International Airport, I volunteered to drive her back. So Jody could look forward to about 2 hours trapped in a van with Linda and me. She brought a newspaper so she would have something to do during the long trip. But she began by politely asking a bit about our campground. She soon learned of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park's unique nature. Her curiosity was piqued and her questions continued all the way to the airport. At one point, she took out her laptop and began furiously taking notes. The result was that she wrote about it in her blog and hopes to visit the park during a future trip to the area.

What this experience illustrates is that naturism is just as compelling today as it was a century ago. But it has to be presented completely; not just as a chance to run around naked. Yes, it is fun and liberating. But people need to understand why. When the ideals and benefits behind the movement are fully presented, the listener is much more likely to want to get over their fears and try naturism. But it must be described as the complete philosophy; not just an opportunity for casual nudity. See our page on Ethical Naturism.

You can read Jody's blog about Bare Oaks at:

Yours naturally,
St├ęphane