Newsletter July 2017

Newsletter July 2017

Anne and I just returned from our first trip north during which we attended the Eastern Naturist Gathering.  It is a pleasure  to reconnect with friends.  It is especially fun to hear all the positive comments about people’s enjoyable times at Sunsport.  Many plan to return; others are eager to try Sunsport for the first time.  People commented on our policies welcoming diversity, our delicious, healthful, and reasonably priced meals, our natural beauty, our smokefree environment, and the friendly welcome they received.  I am very proud of our reputation.

The always popular Island Brothers reggae band will return to Sunsport to play poolside on Sunday (July 2) of Fourth of July weekend.  People will be dancing both in the pool and on the pool deck.  I can’t sit still when they play.

Our great maintenance staff has built a earthen ramp near the drum circle for launching canoes and kayaks into the lake.  They have also constructed aerators in the lakes which will help to keep them clear and supply oxygen for the fish.  In progress is painting and beautifying the clubhouse and adding a second aquarium.

I am repeating the paragraph from my June column on our Naturist Family Youth Camp.  I have just scheduled a visit to nearby Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue farm.  We still have openings for campers.

“Sunsport’s 10th Annual Naturist Family Youth Camp will be July 1523.  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, canuding 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.  Most of the favorite counselors will be returning.  A gallery of camp photos, articles, and claymation videos from past years are on Sunsport‘s website.  Enrollment forms are also on Sunsport’s website.  If your child is attending, please email me at”

The Permaculture Committee will help Sunsport siteholders plant  native plants and tropical fruit trees.  Dev Smith is the first camper to take them up on their offer.  The goal is to decrease the number of non native ornamental plants and increase the plantings of edibles and natives throughout Sunsport.

I welcome Sunsport resident Virginia Ginestra to the front desk staff.  She is working with Angel and Theresa Frazier.

On our next trip north, Anne and I will celebrate “Christmas in June” with my children and grandchildren and attend 2 birthday parties in upstate New York, then visit relatives in Cleveland.   We’ll be pack in time to prepare for the Family Youth Camp.

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