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    Dose anyone know where I can find a nudist summer camp for kids [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Dose anyone know where I can find a nudist summer camp for kids [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    • #3
      Information on the AANR (regional)Youth Camps and Nude U is available from AANR and its regions.

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        A youth (ages 11-18) summer camp is scheduled to be held in VA in the last week of July. There is a big legal debate about it, though, so I'm hopeful it'll still run this year. If it is, I'll be one of the adult supervisors- that'll be fun! You can get more info by going to the AANR East site.

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        • #5
          Unless the law is immediate, there is usually a grace period when laws take effect, Jan 1 and July 1. In the laws passed early this year, it will probably be Jan 1.

          Melissa, I am planning to be at White Tail Park more than likely the Saturday that it finishes. We'll have to chat there when possible.

          Bob S.

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          • #6
            I think its stupid that theyre trying to make a law banning these camps there. I mean these places are a heck of alot safer and more organized than those so called textile-camps and its really none of these people's business what goes on there anyways, as long as they prove its safe and healthy for the kids then who really ******* cares what else goes on there, if these people dont like it they dont gotta send their kids there but they shouldnt stick their bias into the lives of other people who want their kids to have fun without the tightwads upstairs buttin in. If these bozos are wasting time with this, it obviously proves they are neglecting their real duties, no wonder crime and social issues are so rampant in some places because the bureocracy wastes time with trivial matters, of course thats what you get when you elect buffons onto your city councils.

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            • #7
              What's the difference if the camp is textile or nude. A typical pedophile will find their way to try to get to the kids, be it a textile camp or a nude camp for kids. Pedophiles are running rampant around our schools. Are they "officials" going to close our schools? Just yesterday, here in Califoria, a teacher was convicted on having sex with students. About a year ago, another teacher was accused of doing the same thing, and believe it or not, the same school. Is there any talk on closing the school? NO!

              The objectivity of not wanting nude camps for kids is a clever disguise of stating that nudity will bring out the pedophiles. What about our schools? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img] It's that they are using nudity as an "added feature" to the objections.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by melissastarr:
                [qb] A youth (ages 11-18) summer camp is scheduled to be held in VA in the last week of July. There is a big legal debate about it, though, so I'm hopeful it'll still run this year. If it is, I'll be one of the adult supervisors- that'll be fun! You can get more info by going to the AANR East site. [/qb]
                If you do participate in the camp how about letting us know what kind of background check they do on you? I'm interested in just how good they check people out.

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                • #9
                  They should be banning Sunday School at the Catholic Church. Isn't that where the kids are most likely to be molested.

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                  • #10
                    I have to pay $125 for a background check, primarilly for any sexual crimes, in order to move into Turtle Lake Resort. I wonder if they do that with married men.

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                    • #11
                      In response to Cyndiann's question (an EXCELLENT question, by the way):

                      When I applied I had already spoken extensively to one of the people on the Board of Directors. They have an official application you must submit which includes required references from at least one nudist club. I know for a fact that they quesion your references closely to make sure you aren't a bozo. Beyond that, they do a child abuse and criminal history check on you (teachers are required to have these, too.)

                      Talking to them on the phone I heard some of the MANY rules and requirements to keep the kids safe. Nobody may be alone with another person at any time. The section the camp is held in at White Tail is marked off and nobody outside the camp may go in. Anybody questionable, including people who are spending too much time looking at the kids, will be removed from the park immediately. The kids will have counselors, which are people who've graduated from a nude Youth Leadership camp if I remember correctly, as well as adult supervisors.

                      With all of this protection clearly in place, I can't imagine how anyone would thing lewd or lascivious things could happen. As the textile camps I've worked at have had NONE of these protective measures in place- not one did background checks, none did criminal history checks, none had rules against being alone with a child, etc.- it would seem to me the nudist camp is far SAFER than the average camp. If I had a child going to summer camp, I'd be scared to send my kid to a textile camp because there isn't enough protection or safeguarding.... my child would definitely attend the AANR youth camp, though, if s/he wanted to.

                      Melissa

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                      • #12
                        "With all of this protection clearly in place, I can't imagine how anyone would thing lewd or lascivious things could happen."

                        Now Melissa, do you actually think that Del. Reid actually knows anything about the nudist summer camp? Do you think he cares to know? All he probably envisions are naked children running amok while dirty old men ogle them.

                        Now I won't argue about your specific experiences, Melissa but I just want to put to rest this total bashing of textile camps. I work in day care (though never at an overnight camp) and know nearly all of the state policies regarding child care. In Virginia, all employers are required, by law, to submit all potential employees to a criminal background check (I'll have to check about references). I am going to assume that this camp has filed with the state for the licensure of this camp. By law, there must be at least 2 counselors on duty and never have a one on one private time away from everyone else.

                        I could go on and on about every single boring detail from that infernal booklet (like the camper to toilet ratio) but needless to say, it is very well detailed. There will always be people who slip through the cracks, yes, but that doesn't necessarily make the nudist summer camps better or worse than the textile summer camps and vice versa. What matters most is how it is set up, behaviour that is allowed, and all of the internal workings of the camp itself.

                        Now what nudeM was saying, if they treated all other institutions like they did nudism, we would have a broken society. They need to know that fathers commit most of the sexual abuse of children. Strangers commit the least amount.

                        Bob S.

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                        • #13
                          NW Nude;
                          Do we have a little preudice showing thru there or just ignorance? Never heard of "Sunday school" in a Catholic church. We have CCD classes which are for teaching our youth about the Catholic faith.
                          I totally agree that we have some bad apples in our leadership and that they have done some heinous things. There is no excuse for what has went on. We are certainly going thru some rough times and deservedly so, but we will come thru this strong and wiser. There are many, many wonderful people in the church, in the leadership as well as the laity.
                          We don't have a corner on wrong doings in the name of religion though. I was raised in the protestant faith and can remember hasty departures by some members of the church, as a child this puzzled me at the time. As I grew older I found out what was happening. Everything from the secretary is pregnant, adultery with a memmber of the congregation, to child molestation. This in no way dimmishes the harm and wrong done by a few priests and bishops, but we are all human and Catholics certainly don't have a lock on all sin in this world.
                          I converted in my early twenties and it is the best thing that I ever did next to marrying my wife. Even though she won't entertain any nudist ideas at all.
                          Thanks;
                          Hickory

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                          • #14
                            Bob,

                            I don't think all textile camps are bad places. But many of the ones I've seen and worked in scare me. Until last summer, I worked as a behavior specialist for children with summer needs. Many of the children went to the best-of-the-best summer camps in this area and I can tell you first-hand about some of the things that happened (these were NOT special needs camps, by the way, but camps that any child would go to.) Teenage counselors brought one child at a time to the bathroom, supervisors were not visible, children wandered off due to lack of supervision, etc. Let me say again, most of the camps that I observed were some of the best in this area. That's not to say all camps are bad, but I think these camps either need better rules or, if they have the right rules in place, need to follow them.

                            Prior to and in college I was a camp counselor. No child abuse checks or criminal history checks were done on me and I don't remember ever hearing about making sure there isn't any one-on-one time as a counselor. The years I worked in this capacity were 1991 to 1996. Maybe things are different now. As a teacher, I can tell you that I've NEVER been told not to be alone with a child. In fact, when discussing grades or individual behavior we're ENCOURAGED to keep the child back from expressive arts so we can discuss things privately.

                            My goal, however, is not to say all textile summer camps are bad. The ones I've seen don't build confidence in me that the kids are completely safe. In contrast, the measures AANR goes through to keep the kids safe is tremeendous and should be applauded. I wish every summer camp, both nudist and textile, were this vigilant. Maybe then we'd have fewer incidences of child abuse.

                            Melissa

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                            • #15
                              I'm a fire engineer and medical tech. at a fire dep. I'm just looking for the names of summer nudist camps for kids where I can work or volunteer for a week or two

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