Nudist convention headed to Idaho promotes 'family-style nude recreation'

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Nudist convention headed to Idaho. (Photo courtesy: American Associated on Nude Recreation.)

A national group of nudists are planning on holding their national convention in Idaho this August, the Idaho Statesman first reported.

The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) says their convention will happen August 12-19 at Sun Meadow in Worley, Idaho, where the Northwest chapter of the AANR is located.

The convention is for members only, but if you and your family are interested in going, you can buy a short-term pass from a local club or resort.

The nudist group, which has more than 200,000 members in North America, works to protect "the freedoms and rights of those who participate in wholesome, family-style nude recreation," according to a news release from the group.

So what do nudists do at a convention, besides being naked?

The group says the convention will be meetings and seminars "that embrace the joy of living ... in the most natural way possible: clothes-free."

According to the group's website, their mission is: "Simply put, we exist to advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment."

The American Association for Nude Recreation isn't new, the group began in 1931.

According to their website, since their inception in 1931, "it has remained a primary mission to protect the rights of nudists in appropriate settings regardless of age, gender, race or economic status. We continue to proudly endorse the benefits and rights of families to enjoy a skinny dip and other nude recreation pastimes."

The group does include children, who the group says are "natural nudists:"

"Children are natural nudists and quickly take to it like ducks take to water. Most clubs welcome children and encourage families to join. At these clubs, you'll find activities and facilities for your kids to enjoy - and they'll thank you for taking them along. As always, we recommend that if you are bringing your children, you call ahead to ask the club about its activity program and facilities. For more information please see our discussion of family values."

The nudist group lists a places where you can go for nude activities.

There are no legal nudist spots in Utah.