Maryland Area Naturist Association

2011 Summer Camp Activities

Unstrip Poker Tournament

In MARNA's naturist alternative to strip poker, everything is reversed. The object of the game is to keep from putting anything on while your opponents get dressed.

If you would like to be a participant or spectator, please bring a donation of old, mismatched articles of clothing for players to wager on. Extra large sizes are preferable, but all sizes are welcome.

Saturday afternoon, 1-2 p.m. at the breezeway by the pool.

Yard Games

Yard games include a great variety of games generally played on grassy lawns, but sometimes on paved courts. Although somebody usually keeps score, yard games tend to be more social than competitive, an not as physically demanding as competitive sports. Recent years have seen a sharp decline in yard games as people spend more of their leisure time at indoor, sedentary activities, such as watching television or pecking away at a computer keyboard.

MARNA invites you to turn off the computer and come back outside to play in the sunshine! Get out your old croquet mallets or badminton rackets, and join us for some old-fashioned yard games.

Please don't bring steel horseshoes--they tend to leave ugly holes in the lawn. However, the hard rubber version is okay.

Several times are listed on the schedule, but feel free to invite other Summer Camp participants to join you for yard games at other times too. If there's a particular yard game you're bringing and want to invite others to play at a specific time, please use the Activity Proposal form to add your game to the Summer Camp Schedule.

Juggling Lessons & Practice

Learn to juggle or sharpen your existing skills at juggling in this free workshop led by Thoron Woodling. Balls, pins and rings will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own stuff too. You may see Thoron juggling at other times not listed on the schedule--feel free to join the fun.

Traditional campfire and sing along

An old-fashioned campfire where we sing songs and share folktales and ghost stories. There will be marshmallow roasting too.

Record Breakin' skinny-dip & hoops

At precisely 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011, we'll meet by the pool's breezeway with as many people and hula-hoops as we can to participate in the AANR Guiness World Record Hula-hoop challenge. You don't have to know how or be any good at hula-hooping. All you have to do is try, and you'll be counted toward the AANR record.

Immediately following the hula-hoop challenge, we're going into the pool at 3:05 p.m. to break our own local skinny-dippin' record. Our camping partners, the Chesapeake Pagan Community, will be helping with both record-breakin' efforts.

All ages are welcome. As with all of our activities, to wear or not to wear clothes is your option.

Naked Yoga

by Beth Nolan
Enjoy the benefits of yoga. Beginner or seasoned yogi, all will experience peace of mind and wholeness for body. Each class will be tailored to the attendee's needs. You will be challenged and nutured and will walk away with a true sense self. Bolsters and mats will be available, please bring your towel. $10 fee.

Tabletop Games

Campers are invited to bring their favorite board games and card games to play with others at Summer Camp. At the scheduled hours, we'll reserve tables and chairs in the breezeway for gaming. Please look in your basement or attic for any of the following games, which we'd especially like to see for the MARNA Tabletop Games sessions: Old Maids, Uno, Magic, Sorry, Checkers, Risk, Dominoes, Scrabble, Keyword, and Clue.

Do you have an underwater Checkers or Chess set? And some masks and snorkels to use with it? If so, please contact the Summer Camp registrar. We'd love to put an underwater tabletop game on the Summer Camp schedule.

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