"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

— Mark Twain

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

— Helen Keller

"Thanks for all you do to make Bare Buns safe and fun!"

— John and Brenda Wright, Bowling Green, VA

Security & Privacy Statement

We take your right to privacy very seriously. When you visit our web site, we don't gather any information about you.

Certainly, visiting a nudist club for your first time, to paraphrase Helen Keller, will be a daring adventure. But if you're like everyone else (and we bet you are), it's an adventure you'll be thankful you dared to explore. Most people's only regret is that they waited so long to discover the sense of self-acceptance and freedom that comes with clothes-free recreation.

There have been times when people have said to us, "I don't want people to know who I am when I visit your club for my first time. Respect my privacy. Let me check you out without identifying myself."

A few nudist clubs actually do let visitors attend anonymously for their first visit. In our opinion, that is a reckless mistake. Letting people visit without identifying themselves is encouraging to the kind of people who we don't want in our club.

Part of the appeal of becoming a nudist, is being able to let down your guard, shed your defenses, relax, and allow yourself to be vulnerable at a place where that's a safe thing to do. But we think it's our responsibility to exclude people who might want to take advantage of your vulnerability.

You aren't expected to give personal information to people you meet at our activities, but for the safety and well-being of all the other people who have placed their trust in us, our management must have on record, at a minimum, your name and address. And it would be unprofessional, foolish and perhaps even illegal for us to only require identification of the people we're unsure of. We treat everybody equally, and we try to get to know them all.

We have worked very hard to create an environment that feels particularly safe and comfortable for families, couples and singles, especially women. An important ingredient in providing that comfort level, is the caution that we exercise about who is allowed to attend. We'd risk destroying that feeling of safety, if we were to accept those people who think that concealing their own identity is more important than the safety concerns of our other guests.

We take your right to privacy very seriously. When you visit our web site, we don't gather any information about you.

However, it's important for you to know that when you go with us to visit another club, park, boat, cruise ship, host, resort or other activity, we are sometimes required to give the names and addresses of everyone in our group to our hosts.

Also, it's possible that in deciding whether or not we want to extend an invitation to you, we might share your name and other information with another nudist organization to learn what their experience with you has been. We have an informal reciprocity arrangement with most of the other legitimate Nudist / Naturist clubs around.

If you request our club information and you are NOT in the geographical location from which we typically draw attendees, we'll forward your information to the American Association for Nude Recreation. They'll send our club's information to you, along with info on other clubs closer to your home.

Our marketing region includes the south central and southeastern portions of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, all of Delaware, most of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the northeastern two-thirds of the great Commonwealth of Virginia.

Also, if you're foolish enough to do anything unlawful, especially with regard to our children, we will immediately and without hesitation turn your personal information over to law enforcement authorities. If you want to harm or take advantage of anyone, be forewarned that this is not a safe place for you.

Last updated: July 18, 2003
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