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

August 2017 Events

Nude Summer Games

This scheduled event is in the past.

Saturday, August 5, Noon to 7:00 PM

Join us for a day of hilarious "athletic" competitions and games of skill.

Location:

Olive Dell Nudist Ranch, Colton CA

Cost:

Gate fee, Members: $16, Non-members: $22
Water Relay Racer
2014 Water Relay Race

We have planned several different Nude Summer Games that will test your strength, endurance, competitiveness, and sense of humor — the first, second, and third place overall winners will receive a medal, as does the wining club! These games are fun for the whole family; serious athletic ability is not required.

The games are divided between team sports and individual games of skill. They will occur in the pool, around the pool, and in other nearby areas of the park.

Dinner will be served for an additional fee. The price and menu are yet to be announced. Sign up for dinner in the café. The awards ceremony will take place after dinner.

Cup Relay
2013 Cup Relay
Tug of War
2013 Tug of War
  • At Noon, we will meet on the club patio to deliver instructions to all participants.
  • SCNA members wishing to participate (or watch) must RSVP to us at (818) 225-2273 by 8/5 so we can give Olive Dell a list for their office.
  • Bring your SCNA membership card to check in at the gate.
  • Please bring a folding chair to sit on!
  • To stay overnight in a birdhouse cabin, RV spot, or tent call Olive Dell directly at (909) 880-0803.

Nude Yoga, Altadena

This scheduled event is in the past.

Sunday, August 6, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Nude Yoga for Men and Women

Location:

Altadena

Cost:

$30 per person. An online processing fee is added for each class. A block of six classes is offered at a discount.

This is a Co-ed yoga class held on the third Sunday of every month at a yoga studio in Altadena.

All classes are 1½ hours and take place from 9:30 – 11:00 AM.

For a class to be held, a minimum of five students are needed. Advanced registration is required.

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

Register for the Co-Ed class

SCNA Monthly Van Nuys Meet-up

This scheduled event is in the past.

Tuesday, August 8, 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.

AANR National Convention

This scheduled event is in the past.

Wednesday, August 9, 10:00 AM to Wednesday, August 16, 5:00 PM

Location:

Oaklake Trails Naturist Park, Oklahoma

The 86th annual convention of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) is a week-long gathering of nudists from all over North America. The convention organizers have planned a week full of entertainment, games, fun in the sun, and even reserved some time for the Association to conduct business and recognize outstanding volunteers. AANR members from every region are invited to attend and participate in the meetings and workshops that will set the tone and direction for the next year and beyond.

Oaklake Trails is a large nudist club in northeast Oklahoma. Established in 1992 on over 400 acres of land, their membership total is in the hundreds and growing. Call them directly at 918-324-5999 for accommodations, rates, and more info.

SCNA Monthly Ventura Meet-up

This scheduled event is in the past.

Friday, August 11, 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

This scheduled event is in the past.

Saturday, August 12, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Nude Yoga for Men Only

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

This scheduled event is in the past. I [heart] Bates Beach, Carpinteria, CA friendsofbatesbeach.org

Saturday, August 12, 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.

Friends of Bates Beach Monthly Meet-up

This scheduled event is in the past.

Tuesday, August 15, 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 September) to plan our activities for the coming month. 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.

The Naturist Society Western Gathering

This scheduled event is in the past.

Thursday, August 17, 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 20, 4:00 PM

Naturism Does a Body Good! Join fellow members of The Naturist Society at their annual Western Gathering.

Location:

Sun Meadow Resort, Idaho

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.

The Naturist Society has announced that this may well be the last Western Gathering, limiting future events to Florida, the Eastern US, and Canada. Great attendance may help change their minds, so you participation is greatly encouraged.

SCNA usually participates at this four-day event, hosting several fun events and several workshops. Sun Meadows Resort is one of the gems of the Pacific Northwest region and worth a trip whether you go for the convention or not. Call them directly at (208) 686-8686 for accommodations, rates, and more info.

Discounted Grounds Fees are available for those who register for the Gathering with TNS.

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 Idaho. Let us know if you’re planning on going and can offer a ride.

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

Nude Yoga, Altadena

This scheduled event is in the past.

Sunday, August 20, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Nude Yoga for Men and Women

Location:

Altadena

Cost:

$30 per person. An online processing fee is added for each class. A block of six classes is offered at a discount.

This is a Co-ed yoga class held on the third Sunday of every month at a yoga studio in Altadena.

All classes are 1½ hours and take place from 9:30 – 11:00 AM.

For a class to be held, a minimum of five students are needed. Advanced registration is required.

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

Register for the Co-Ed class

SCNA Monthly Pasadena Meet-up

This scheduled event is in the past.

Monday, August 21, 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.

SCNA Monthly Torrance Meet-up

This scheduled event is in the past.

Thursday, August 24, 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.

Zorthian Pool Party and Talent Show

This scheduled event is in the past.

Saturday, August 26, 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 two fun SCNA talent shows, so we are going to go for a third! 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 Aug 26. 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.

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)