My Experience With FKK at Sunny Rest, Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Guest blog by: Julian Smith
My FKK Weekend at Sunny Rest
I have been humbled in being asked by Nudist Portal (FKK) to write a guest blog about my encounter with this excellent organization during Memorial Day Weekend. Since you may or may not know, FKK is a societal-acceptance organization for nude friendly folks interested in naturism, nudism and nudie associated tasks. Their first event of the season was at Sunny Rest Resort, which is nestled in the Pocono Mountains of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
As said on their website, Sunny Rest is a fun, sociable, and relaxed clothes-optional resort with day-to-day entertainment and modern facilities for all ages, genders, classes, races and body types. It was that and more.
Although this was my second season as a naturist, for some reason I was nervous to be meeting a fresh group of people, seeing a brand new resort, and being in public. Unsure where that was coming from, but, there it is. Despite that, I was looking forward to the weekend, but got off to a late start on Friday.
FKK Tent City At Sunny Rest Memorial Day Gathering
These feelings were soon replaced by fear as I drove through a few rain showers and knew I still had to locate the campsite and potentially pitch my tent in the rain. I arrived after the sun went down and luckily no rain was to be located. I fast set up in the area designated for FKK near the tennis courts. I met a few new people near the campsite and made plans to venture to the pub and hot tub.
Since a certain frisson was in the air, I stayed clothed, brought a towel and made my way to Flashers, which can be the nightclub at Sunny Rest. as soon as I entered, I was quite surprised to see it filled with clothed women and men, couples, single men (both old and youngish) speaking among themselves. I got this strange vibe as it appeared to be a ordinary pub where folks were out cruising for a night out on the town. I walked around the pub in unbelief, as I wasn’t quite sure what to anticipate.
I made my way around the dance floor and seating area to get a feel for the place and cannot locate any one slightly resembling a part of FKK. Now that I think about it, it truly is strange to believe we’ve got a specific look. Anyway, I ordered a fast drink to settle the nerves and gazed hopefully in the direction immediately behind me. To my surprise a hot tub was filled to the brim, quite literally, with a group of naked folks grinning, talking and laughing.
Sunny Rest’s brand new club Where we had our Black Light Naked Yoga Class
I recognized some familiar faces in the group and understood that I was home. Without hesitation, I got out of my clothes and joined the group. On a couple of occasions that odd vibe returned as a few people (largely men) would come to the window of the hot tub and just stare for a few seconds and leave. As someone would say, that is not proper nudie etiquette. After some relaxation in the hot tube, it was time for bed. The weekend had only started.
To give you a visual of Sunny Rest, the chief restaurant is the center point of the community. Looking out from the rear of the restaurant you can see the swimming pool / water volleyball court, followed by a seating area with lounge chairs three to four rows deep, and behind that a decent sized heated dialog pool. Immediately to the left of the dialogue pool was Streakers, another bar, and next to that a bath house with restrooms and showers.
On either side of the pool were added seating areas. The registration office and gift shop dwells next to the restaurant in a separate building. Next to that building was Flashers, which looks out on the sand volleyball court.
With amounts of lodging ranging from hotel rooms, RV lots and tent camping, the resort offers many alternatives when seeing. The best part of experiencing a resort with FKK is the camaraderie that is created in several people from all walks of life with a shared curiosity about naturist pursuits. As always, FKK made an effort to include everyone, including Sunny Rest members and visitors alike to participate in every one of the activities during the weekend.

The ones that stand out in particular were the naked slip-n-glide, glow in the dark body painting followed by naked yoga with black lights and a few volleyball games against members of Sunny Rest.
Naked Slip And Slide at FKK Sunny Rest Memorial Day Assembly
While at Sunny Rest, I determined to make the most of the other facilities accessible and made it to the work out room, that has been below the nightclub.
The work out space was small and confined with free weights, an individual work out bench and two treadmills that appeared to have already been constructed in the mid to late 1980’s. Some of the free weights were rusted, and it seemed that the update was in order. The nice thing about the gym was that it was close to the pool, had a private bathroom and shower and a bottomless water fountain. All in all, it was to have during a stay at Sunny Rest.
The hiking trail was another part of the FKK weekend actions and was an extremely nice way to cool off as it wound its way through the trees and forest cover. At one point in the hike, we had an alternative of an easy path or a harder hike.
This can be where the group split and I took the harder route with many group. It was a pleasant hike with a little bit that challenged us with a bit of vertical climb. After that, it was smooth sailing. After this needing hike was whole, the heated dialog pool was right down the road to soothe those aching muscles.
One thing for sure, is that Sunny Rest members take their volleyball seriously. During the day, the majority of the swimming pool was earmarked for naked volleyball. After this was complete, the entire pool was open to the public. You could chill out in the out of bounds area of the pool; nevertheless, you had to be aware of the game whatsoever times.
Later in the day, these same individuals ventured to the sand volleyball court for more actions. In both instances, scores were kept, rules were followed, and the spirit of competition was in full effect. Beginners may be endured, but not for a long time.
Black Light Naked Yoga With FKK at Sunny Rest
At Sunny Rest, guests have the options of a full-service pub close to the pool in the mornings and afternoons and an indoor pub with big hot tub at night. Never to be a prude; nevertheless, names like, Streakers and Flashers, sound more titillating than anything else.
Not necessarily my cup of tea. Although I had a limited experience with Flashers, I was surprised to find that entrance into the tavern was open to the general public (i.e. naturist, naturists and fabrics) and not only members of Sunny Rest.
The great thing about that resort was that they had a bar and eatery that served three meals a day. When going to resorts, generally, I always like to support local businesses and eateries locally.
Black Light Naked Yoga With FKK at Sunny Rest