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

What better way to view the nudist experience than through the eyes of a child? Here is a gallery of drawings submitted by our youngest members about our lifestyle. We welcome any stories, or poems, etc. others may wish to contribute to our efforts. Some names below may have been changed at the request of the artist or parent.

Below that is a series of articles that focus on nudist youth. One of our Educational goals is to provide a safe environment for naturist families to enjoy their lifestyle choice in privacy among friends of similar vision.

Note: It is SCNA policy NEVER to display on our web site any photograph that contains a person under the age of 18, clothed or not, with parental permission or not.


Maxx, full-size Impressionistic drawing in colorful squiggly lines. Woman sitting on a beach towel, with bowl, facing away looking out to sunset over the water.
Maxx, by Davita, age 10
Hiking, full-size
Hiking, by Davita, age 10
Concert by the Pool, full-size
Concert by the Pool, by Davita, age 10
Swings, full-size
Swings, by Helia, age 10
Mom Gets a Massage, full-size
Mom Gets a Massage, by Davita, age 10
Yoga Girl, full-size
Yoga Girl, by Davita, age 9
Volleyball, full-size
Volleyball, by Davita, age 10
Friends at Elysium, full-size
Friends at Elysium, by Jake W, age 11
Campfire Pit, full-size
Campfire Pit, by Davita, age 10
Handyman, full-size
Handyman, by Jake, age 5
Chasing Butterflies, full-size
Chasing Butterflies, by Davita, age 10
Kissed by the Sun, full-size
Kissed by the Sun, by Davita, age 10
Yoga Class, full-size
Yoga Class, by Davita, age 10
Palm Tree, full-size
Palm Tree, by Julie, age 12
Grassy Knoll, full-size
Grassy Knoll, Janine, age 8


  • Young Adults and Social Nudity

    Young people in their late teens and early twenties are interested in social nudity — just not the kind offered to them at existing resorts. This article explores the reasons the current nudist movement is failing the next generation of potential members.

  • Old Enough To Make A Lanyard, And To Do It Nude

    This is the article that appeared in the New York Times in June 2003, which started the public controversy about whether or not children under age 18 should be allowed to attend a summer camp where the participants are nude.

  • My First Nude Youth Leadership Camp Experience

    A sixteen year old describes what it was like attending a Nude Youth Camp in Florida. Sorry, Rep. Foley, nothing out of the ordinary happened!

  • POINT… Support Nudist Youth Camps!"

    Dr. Marvin Frandsen makes a passionate plea to retain the Nude Youth Camps and examines what he concludes are fallacies in both major arguments (called here Theory A and Theory B) made by camp opponents.

  • COUNTERPOINT… Ban Nude Youth Summer Camps!"

    Esther Hartstein of the Conservative Intellectual lays out her opposition to AANR Nudist Youth Camps, calling them centers of child abuse of a pernicious sort.

  • Some Perspective on Naturist Youth Camps

    Dr. Paul LeValley writes that naturist youth camps have been around for a long time — since 1939 — and the evidence suggests the kids survive it just fine despite the claims of politicians who have no evidence to support their bias. The rights of parents to impart their values to their children and raise their children as they see fit are sacred.

  • AANR Ambushed on John Walsh TV Show, 9/2003

    File this story under What Did You Expect? (The JANNR Youth Camp Controversy Continues…)