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

Over the years SCNA has been graced with members and other friends who have been special to us. We dedicate this section of the web site to honor the lives of these special people, and to give voice to their stories and achievements.

The Hall of Fame indictees are elected by the SCNA Board of Directors. The Ankh awards are selectd by the SCNA officers, who are ineligible while in office.

SCNA Hall of Fame

The SCNA Hall of Fame is a Lifetime Achievement Award given to individual members, non-members, or community activists whose contributions to SCNA and to the Naturist Movement in Southern California, who best exemplify the volunteer spirit and mission statement of this organization, or by leading or mentoring others in a way that exemplifies the naturist philosophy.

ANKH Award Recipients

The Ankh Award is reserved for an individual who, during the previous year, is seen to have gone “above and beyond” to exemplify the mission and vision of SCNA not only within the club, but also through outreach to the non-nudist public-at-large.

  • Art Melworm
    2004

    Ricc Bieber

    For his decades-long commitment to naturism, from the beach movement, to AANR-West Director, to Naturist Society founding member, and mentor to the SCNA Board during its formative years. More… (.pdf)

  • Tony Wilkinson
    2005

    Lupton “Tony” Wilkinson

    Presented this award for his work as the founding Vice President, including helping get SCNA incorporated and setting up the necessary financial infrastructure so the club could start out on a firm financial footing.

  • Sonya Robinson
    2006

    Sonya Robinson

    Awarded for her many contributions as Chair of the SCNA Activities Committee and her continued — and tireless — support for the Nude Beach Alliance efforts in Santa Barbara County during the previous year. A well-deserved award for our “beach mom!”

  • Marc Welter
    2008

    Marc Welter

    Given in appreciation for Marc's 25-year contribution to the Free Beach Movement as “Mayor!” of Bates Beach in Santa Barbara County, and also for your many years of volunteer service to SCNA as both Treasurer and Vice President.

  • Peter Connolly
    2009

    Peter Connolly

    In recognition and appreciation of your many contributions to the naturist movement in Southern California, and also for your many years of service to the Southern California Naturist Association including hosting parties and leading naturist excursions to the Santa Barbara Channel Islands on your sailboat.

  • Walt Stephens
    2010

    C. Walter "Walt" Stephens

    In recognition and appreciation of his many contributions to the naturist movement in Southern California, and also for his support for the Southern California Naturist Association as a national Trustee for the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR.)

  • Gary Mussell
    2011
    (co-winner)

    Gary Mussell

    The SCNA Board presented this award as a thank-you for guiding the club as its President through its first 10+ years.

  • Patty Fitzgibbons
    2011
    (co-winner)

    Patty Fitzgibbons

    The SCNA Board presented this award as a thank-you for guiding the club as its Secretary and Office Manager for the past 13 years.

  • Allen Baylis
    2012

    Allen Baylis

    Allen is an attorney who has defended numerous naturists who have been improperly ticketed for simple nudity. He has been a longtime advisor to SCNA on legal matters concerning public nudity, and indespensible in our continued efforts in Santa Barbara County. Allen has been at the fore of NAC's challenge to the CA Dept of Parks and Rec's attempt to end nude recreation on state park land throughout the state. He has been a member of the Naturist Action Committee (NAC) national board of directors since 2002.

  • Allen Baylis
    2015

    Valentina Paki Arizo

    Valentina, widely known as Paki, is a force of naturism. As the SCNA Goodwill Ambassador she has made the personal promotion of social nudism a daily part of her life. Many, many people become, and remain, members of SCNA and other naturist organizations directly due to her enthusiastic advocacy and personal friendship.