Guest Nudist Website Post By: Chet Kresiak

The War Against Nudist Camps For Kids
Naturist Camps and Naturist Children: America has been stunned lately by the horrendous claims about child abuse at Penn State University. It is clear that child abuse is a social issue, not limited to any specific organization or . Even the naturist public continues to be victimized by those who exploit children for sexual purposes, although it is extremely rare.
Any individual or group planning naturist activities must be aware of the current cultural climate, which is becoming increasingly intolerant of any activities involving youngsters who could be misconstrued as being improper or harmful. Naturists believe that individuals of most ages should have the ability to participate in unclothed recreation, that rejecting shame in regards to the human body is favorable to physical, mental and sexual health. The presence of children is a required part of the doctrine, and to remove them from naturist actions would significantly redefine the modern movement which began in Germany in 1903.
From what I read, kids are safer at naturist resorts than in scout camps, church groups or malls. Most nudist resorts are gated communities. Members and guests are screened for unlawful action. Kids have many people searching for them, adults and other kids. Since naturist kids are usually comfortable with their bodies, they might not be reluctant to report any approaches to them with which they are uncomfortable. Therefore, children are quite safe from maltreatment in naturist sites.
Nudist Children
Mr. Schloss welcomed them in, showed them pictures of children having fun at the youth camp, and the officials left fulfilled that Sunsport offered a safe, caring environment.
However, overzealous politicians or prosecutors are always looking for “hot button” issues with which to awaken public sentiment in their own favor, for example in 2003 when U. S. Representative Mark Foley (R) Florida read an article in the New York Times about an AANR nudist youth camp at Lake Como Nudist Resort in Land OLakes. Foley was running for Senator at the time and believed he wanted a family values issue to take attention from rumors swirling about that he was gay, so he seized the opportunity to started a campaign against the youth camps, accusing them of view working nudity among minor kids to make money.”
The firestorm had begun.
In Florida, naturists took action, meeting right with Congressman Foley, and gradually the problem faded away, definitely due in part to the political strength of the naturist population in Pasco County. Governor Jeb Bush’s office released a statement saying that The rights of parents to impart their values inside their children and raise their kids as they see fit are holy.”
Naturist Kids
At about exactly the same time, since the Times article mentioned that a young naturist camp was also being held in Arizona and future camps were being planned in both Texas and Virginia, anti-camp bills were immediately introduced in those state.
The single vote was against the act because the bill did not go far enough. In 2005 a bill was introduced to change the language in the naturist camp laws, which would have effectively prohibited children from all nudist and naturist venues, but that legislation was tabled for future thought.