Southern California Naturist Association, Family-Friendly Nude Recreation
Welcome to the Southern California Naturist Association

SCNA is a clothing-optional travel club. We are a group of nudists and like-minded friends in the Greater Los Angeles area with no specific park or resort to call home. That frees us to explore the many opportunities for recreation and socializing that are available in our warm, beautiful region.

Within these pages you may encounter pictures of normal people just like you having fun camping, hiking, boating, and such, except they are doing so without the restriction of clothing. This website reflects our family-friendly orientation and illustrates the fun activities that we enjoy. It also has many articles and links that are excellent resources for expanding one’s understanding of nudism in America and world-wide.

If you are under age or otherwise not permitted to view frontal nudity in your home or community, please leave this site now. If you are looking for sexual content, or photos of children, you have definitely come to the wrong place!

SCNA: Southern California Naturist Association
SCNA Activities

July 2018 Events

Nude Yoga for Men, Canoga Park

Saturday, July 7, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Nude Yoga Basics for Men

Location:

San Fernando Valley - Canoga Park

Cost:

$20 per person. Pay the instructor directly.

This is a yoga class for men only, held monthly at a yoga studio in Canoga Park.

All classes take place on Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.

For a class to be held, a minimum of five people are needed. RSVP directly to Johny at urbanbodies@hotmail.com.

Come improve your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being with other naturist men in a comfortable, affirming environment.

Bates Beach Party

I [heart] Bates Beach, Carpinteria, CA friendsofbatesbeach.org

Sunday, July 8, Noon to 6:00 PM

Location:

Bates Beach, Carpinteria, CA

Another sunny beach event! To get our beach back it is important that we keep showing up to get the non-nudists who come to the beach to see they have nothing to fear from us, and that it is okay for us to claim the unused western end of the beach.

The Santa Barbara nudity law remains in effect. Persons removing their swimsuit do so at their own risk. Go as bare as you dare! Your decision, your choice!

Bring your own picnic supplies, chairs, bathing suits and sunscreen and make a day of it. Afterwards we will all go into Carpinteria to eat and pay for our meals with $2 bills!

Call us at (818) 225-2273 or RSVP to scna@socalnaturist.org.

Nude Recreation Week

Monday, July 9, Midnight to Sunday, July 15, 11:59 PM

Location:

Various
Originating with the first national Nude Beach Day, organized by Beachfront U.S.A. and Lee Baxandall in 1976, the second week in July is now designated Nude Recreation Week. This week provides an opportunity for the various nudist organizations throughout the country to reach out through the media to introduce people to the joys of naturism.

SCNA Monthly Van Nuys Meet-up

Tuesday, July 10, 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Second Tuesday of Every Month

Location:

San Fernando Valley / Van Nuys
Each month, SCNA hosts a monthly (clothed) dinner and discussion group at different public restaurants around the greater Los Angeles area. This is a way to introduce new people to naturism and to dispel mistaken impressions that non-nudists may have about us. This meeting is also a prerequisite before we can invite you to one of our clothing-optional events. Anyone with a sincere interest in discussing naturist issues is welcome.

SCNA Monthly Ventura Meet-up

Friday, July 13, 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Second Friday of Every Month.

Location:

Ventura County
Each month, SCNA hosts a monthly (clothed) dinner and discussion group at different public restaurants around the greater Los Angeles area. This is a way to introduce new people to naturism and to dispel mistaken impressions that non-nudists may have about us. This meeting is also a prerequisite before we can invite you to one of our clothing-optional events. Anyone with a sincere interest in discussing naturist issues is welcome.

SCNA Monthly Pasadena Meet-up

Monday, July 16, 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Third Monday of Every Month

Location:

Pasadena-Glendale
Each month, SCNA hosts a monthly (clothed) dinner and discussion group at different public restaurants around the greater Los Angeles area. This is a way to introduce new people to naturism and to dispel mistaken impressions that non-nudists may have about us. This meeting is also a prerequisite before we can invite you to one of our clothing-optional events. Anyone with a sincere interest in discussing naturist issues is welcome.

Friends of Bates Beach Monthly Meet-up

Tuesday, July 17, 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Third Tuesday of Every Month

Location:

Santa Barbara County / Carpinteria

Cost:

No charge. Meals are "dutch" at about $8-$15.
Friends of Bates Beach hosts a dinner meeting in Carpinteria on the third Tuesday each month (April through October) to plan our activities for the coming month. We added this extra meeting to discuss the Avocado Festival and our plans for the future. This is also a way to introduce new people to naturism and to dispel mistaken impressions that non-nudists may have about us. Anyone with a sincere interest in discussing naturist issues is welcome. Bring yourselves, some money for food, and your thoughts and enthusiasm. Also bring your curious friends and spouses!Reservations are not required but a call to our Message Center at (818) 225-2273 or (805) 910-6210 is appreciated so we can anticipate the head count.

TNS Western Naturist Gathering

Thursday, July 19, 9:00 AM to Sunday, July 22, 4:00 PM

Have a Nude Attitude! Join fellow members of The Naturist Society at their annual Western Naturist Gathering.

Location:

Lupin Lodge, Los Gatos CA

The four days are full of fun, interesting workshops and events being sponsored by naturist leaders and clubs from all over the Western United States. Anyone who has gone to a Gathering before knows it is a great time to see old friends from other nudist groups (and to make new ones!). It’s a great way to connect with others, and share experiences and advice all can use to enjoy naturism even more.

SCNA usually participates at this four-day annual meeting, hosting several “fun events” and several workshops, although a conflict witht eh AANR-West Convention may cause a change of plans. Even if you don’t want to participate in any of the events, Lupin Lodge is a beautiful place to vacation for a few days and relax!

We encourage those of you who will be attending to open your vehicles to carpooling. It’s also a great way to pass the time while traveling to the San Jose area. Let us know if you’re planning on going and can offer a ride.

Contact us at scna@socalnaturist.org or (818) 225-2273.

Rustic accommodations include yurts, some cabins and tenting options, along with some RV parking. Contact Lupin Lodge at (408) 353-9200 for availability and prices. Discounted Grounds Fees are available for those who register for the Gathering with TNS.

SCNA Monthly Torrance Meet-up

Thursday, July 26, 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Fourth Thursday of Every Month

Location:

South Bay / Torrance
Each month, SCNA hosts a monthly (clothed) dinner and discussion group at different public restaurants around the greater Los Angeles area. This is a way to introduce new people to naturism and to dispel mistaken impressions that non-nudists may have about us. This meeting is also a prerequisite before we can invite you to one of our clothing-optional events. Anyone with a sincere interest in discussing naturist issues is welcome.

Guest and Payment Policies for SCNA Activities

Important! Please Read.

  • Who May Attend
  • How to Pay
  • Extra Fees
  • Photo Policy

If you are coming as a non-member guest, please read our
Non-Member Guest Policy, our
Photo-Taking Policy and our
Behavior Policy (.pdf)