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

September 2018 Events

Zorthian Ranch Pool Party and Talent Show

Saturday, September 8, Noon to 7:00 PM

Our annual pool party at the eclectic art-filled ranch in the foothills of Altadena

Location:

Altadena

Cost:

Members and Non-Members: $30/person, Children under 18: No Charge

The famous Zorthian Ranch is a 48-acre mountainside artists' enclave in the hills above Altadena and Pasadena, which has been used for fashion shoots, movie locations, and has been the site of the annual LA Folk Festival in years past. The Ranch was the life work of the late Jirayr Zorthian (1911-2004), who was considered a significant artist of the 20th century and whose paintings and sculptures adorn federal buildings, from the Pentagon to Post Offices around the country. The ranch displays many of his works, and it has a conference center, an outdoor stage, and a large swimming pool that overlooks the city.

With faith that the bridge and road will be passable, we have again rented the property for the afternoon. We welcome all of our great friends from the other naturist clubs in the region to enjoy the day with us.

This is always a great experience for SCNA members and guests to enjoy! For more information about the Ranch, see their web site at: www.zorthianranch.com

GOT TALENT?

The Zorthian Bacchus Stage has now seen three fun SCNA talent shows, so we are going to go for a fourth! Bring your instruments and serenade us, tell a joke or two, read a story or poem, juggle, dance, whatever your talent is that you’d like to show off, start practicing now for the party on September 8. Please let us know if you would like to perform as soon as possible so we can work you into the show!

SCNA will provide soda and water. Please bring a pot luck dish to share.

Important! We need the full name of any NON-SCNA member at least 48 hours in advance in order to verify membership with the other clubs and/or to perform our usual background checks. NON-SCNA members will also be required to secure their RSVP’s with payment via PayPal, check, or Money Order, 48 hours prior to the event.

PLEASE RSVP to SCNA at (818) 225-2273 or via email to scna@socalnaturist.org. About five days before the event specific directions will be sent to those who RSVP.

SCNA Monthly Van Nuys Meet-up

Tuesday, September 11, 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, September 14, 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.

Nude Yoga for Men, Canoga Park

Saturday, September 15, 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.

California Beach Cleanup / Bates Beach Party

I [heart] Bates Beach, Carpinteria, CA

Saturday, September 15, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location:

Bates Beach, Carpinteria, CA

SCNA and Friends of Bates Beach are the cleanup captains for North Rincon Beach. Participating in this annual event helps demonstrate our commitment to the beach.

9 AM - Bring gloves to wear and maybe a long-handled picker tool if you have one. Otherwise bags and other material will be provided. The 9am start time is assigned by the state Coastal Commission who is organizing the event statewide. If you can’t make the 9AM start time, you can still come as late at 11am to help with the second half of the cleanup.

Noon - Bring your own lunch and towel and chair and we can go as a group down to the beach to enjoy it as nature intended!

6 PM - Bring a few extra bucks and come into Carpinteria with the group for dinner afterwards. A great way to spread the word to the business community that naturists are consumers!

SCNA Monthly Pasadena Meet-up

Monday, September 17, 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, September 18, 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.

SCNA Monthly Torrance Meet-up

Thursday, September 27, 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.

Ice Cream Social and Pool Party

Saturday, September 29, Noon to 7:00 PM

Location:

San Fernando Valley - Canoga Park

Cost:

Members: $10, Non-members: $20, First-Time Guests $15,
Ages 18-25: $5, Children Under 18: Free

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with an Ice Cream Social? The club will provide the basic flavors (and some yogurt for those who must go sugar-free) and a large variety of toppings. Build your own sundae!

Club also will provide soft drinks/water. Please bring a pot luck dish to share. When you RSVP we will call you back and ask which food item you will bring so we can avoid duplications.

There will also be a raffle.

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)