Author: officeMary

November Newsletter 2017

November Newsletter 2017

  • I’m happy to see Sunsport’s members returning from their summer trips.  This month we will begin to welcome our friends from the North.  People will see a newly completed beautiful pergola type roof over the hot tub spa and a new aquarium in the clubhouse lounge.   They can enjoy cookouts with organic smoothies at the new smoothie bar on the restaurant deck.

Every two years the Board reviews and adjusts rates.  Last year membership and ground fee rates were adjusted.  This year we looked at rates for site and accommodation rentals.   Effective in May, 2018, rental rates will increase about 3%.  This is the rate of inflation over the last two years.  This rate increase is necessary since Sunsport’s expenses have increased by at least that amount.   I am proud that Sunsport always increases the pay of our dedicated, talented staff to match the change in the cost of living.

This month Sunsport will celebrate Thanksgiving with our traditional community pot luck dinner in the pavilion.  Please describe what you will bring on the sign-up list in the office.

Another Music Medley Weekend for Young Adults will be the second weekend in December.  Although special low rates and free camping are available for naturists aged 18-30, the weekend events are open to naturists of all ages.

I’m sad to report that Young Naturists of America is going out of business at the end of this year.  However, Sunsport will continue to provide a discount to people aged 18-30 with YNA membership cards until the cards expire.

I am happy to welcome to Sean Shaw to Sunsport’s grounds and maintenance team.  Sunsport’s roads are the smoothest they’ve been in a long time thanks to new gravel and Sean’s persistent grading.   Also, in the last couple of months Mary Willoughby has joined the great housekeeping team and Britney Blair has joined the restaurant team.  Both Britney and Elijah Meckstroth started as dishwashers and have grown into accomplished chefs producing delicious and healthful meals.

2018 Youth Camp

2018 Youth Camp

Sunsport’s 10th Annual Naturist Family Youth Camp will be July 14 to 22  Spaces for campers are still available.  Children aged 4-17  and their families will experience a fun week of growth and community emphasizing interpersonal relations skills, learning, and creativity in a natural environment.   As usual we will have a fun-filled day playing in the sand and surf at a clothing-optional ocean beach, a camp variety show, crafts, nature exploration, canoeing and kayaking, non-competitive sports, producing a claymation video, campfires, and lots of pool time, with individual attention for each camper.  There will be special activities best done clothesfree such as a slip-n-slide with paint, tie dye, water balloon throwing, gooey games, and a 10 foot ice cream sundae with as much landing on bodies as in mouths. Workshops on being proud of who we are, body acceptance, communication skills, and conflict resolution will help establish an atmosphere of caring about each other’s feelings and positive relationships. Parents are encouraged to attend the camp participating as much or as little as they like.

Youth Camp Registration

Fill out and return these forms to the Sunsport Gardens Office (800) 551-7217 · Local (561) 793-0423 · Fax (561) 793-6370

Shadow Dance 2016

One of many outstanding and fun presentations at this year’s Variety Show, this original shadow dance was written by Bootz and performed by the campers at the 2016 Family Youth Camp. This naturist family summer camp is sponsored by The Naturist Society and takes place in July here at Sunsport Gardens.

 

ClayMation Videos

 

This claymation was created by campers participating in the Animation Workshop at the Sunsport Youth Camp in 2012.

 

This animation was created by the campers at the Sunsport Youth Camp in 2009.

October Newsletter 2017

October Newsletter 2017

We made it through Hurricane Irma.  No person at Sunsport was injured.  The only structure damaged was a small maintenance shed.  We reopened the day after the hurricane with electricity for most of the resort and the pool, hot tub, and restaurant in full operation.  No flooding.  We were very fortunate.  We have had massive clean-up with many trees, tree limbs, and palm fronds down.  I am very appreciative of the many volunteers as well as the staff who worked hard both preparing for the storm and cleaning up afterwards.  Community members really came together to help each other.

A program on Zika, its symptoms, and how it spreads will be presented by Darlene Crawford of the Palm Beach County Department of Health and Chris Reisinger of the Palm Beach County Environmental Resource Management Mosquito Control Division on Wednesday, October 11th, at 8:00 pm at Sunsport.  This will be an opportunity to learn more about controlling our annoying mosquito population.  Some of you may remember Darlene who participated as a candidate in the debate at Sunsport of candidates for the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council.

Halloween is this month with a naturist costume dance on Saturday the 28th, a haunted hayride on the 29th, and of course Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Halloween evening.  Anne and I always opt for small toys as treats rather than unhealthy candy.  The children and some of their parents seem appreciative.

There is a great article by Bettina Levy in this month’s AANR Bulletin about this year’s Naturist Family Youth Camp at Sunsport.  Both the American Association For Nude Recreation (AANR) and the Naturist Education Foundation of the Naturist Society made substantial financial contributions to support the camp.

Welcome to Sunsport’s newest employee Sierra Jones who with her new baby daughter Luciana will be a server at the Naturally Nude Cafe.