Faq

Cambridge Outdoor Club

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Naturist Club?

Naturist clubs have existed for many years and provide somewhere quiet and private just to be naked and sunbath in a safe natural environment, among other naturist families, couples and single people. A club also gives you the opportunity to meet other naturists and socialize at many events held throughout the year. Naturist are friendly welcoming people particularly to prospective new members who may have concerns about the lifestyle. Many life time friendships are made and at Cambridge Outdoor we are basically a large family. Most clubs have swimming pools, Sauna’s and facilities for camping of all types for their members. Cambridge Outdoor is a non-profit making members owned  club keeping our fees low but sufficient to maintain and improve our facilities.

Is joining a naturist club kept confidential?

Absolutely yes. All members of Cambridge Outdoor Club have complete confidentiality. We recognize that not everyone appreciates or understands the wonderful world of Naturism so your details are not divulged to anyone outside the club and we operate and comply with the data protection act.

 Is Cambridge Outdoor Club a friendly club?

Most definitely yes. We believe that Cambridge Outdoor is exceptional in this respect as new members in particular are made to feel very welcome and receive much support from the existing members.

What type of people are members of Cambridge Outdoor Club?

The membership covers a wide spectrum. All ages from young to old. All professions from unskilled to professional people. But in Naturism it does not matter whether you are rich or poor, or from what walk of life you come from for without clothes we are all the same and everyone mixes in.

Do we have to be without clothes all the time?

Not at all. If the weather is warm, then most members prefer to be naked. However, lady members at times may need  to cover up and this quite normal and would probably wear bikini bottoms . In colder weather most people put warm clothes on. It is your own discussion there is no hard and fast rule other than in the swimming pool where no clothes are worn. Clothes must be worn in our car park.

What about young families is it Safe?

We welcome all young families.  Many clubs in the UK, including Cambridge Outdoor Club have family-friendly facilities – and, quite simply, families are vital for many clubs’ continued success, and for the health of naturism as a lifestyle. Young families are safe within naturist clubs: Our club strictly follows the British Naturism Safeguarding Policy and the club Protection Officers attend training courses to remain up-to-date. Naturism really is for all the family. Naturists tend to be very honest and trustworthy people so it is not necessary to lock valuables away as they would most likely be safe. Cambridge Outdoor has fully enclosed grounds, it is safe for all and especially for children.

We don’t have perfect bodies so are we going to feel out of place?

Naturists come in all shapes and sizes, and being naked makes you have a much more positive attitude to body shape. Few naturists worry about dieting, losing weight, or about their clothes’ size. Bodies come in all manor of shapes and sizes. There are very few people who have a perfect body – but if you do, don’t worry, you’ll be just as welcome!!!

I have operation disfigurements and scars. Will this matter?

Not at all. In fact being a naturist will make you much less conscious about operation scars, or any other physical difference in your body to that of others. Naturists are very non-judgemental about scars, stretch marks, or physical disabilities.

Shaving – is it necessary?

Some naturists prefer the smooth look, but there are as many who leave their body hair strictly alone. Some prefer a ‘bit of a trim’, others a fashionable ‘full removal’ ‘ airstrip’ or a neat triangle . There are as many variations of body hair styles as there are head hair styles! It’s your own preferred look.

Is there any particular etiquette I should know about?

Most naturists usually have a towel with them when walking around, this is used for putting down on a chair before sitting on it, for reasons of hygiene. Naturists usually shower before entering the swimming pool. Respect the privacy of others. Never photograph anyone without getting their permission first. Cambridge Outdoor Club has specific rules about when and where cameras may be taken and used

Is Naturism just about nudity or do you have to have a ‘back to nature’ philosophy?

Most naturists have a healthy respect for the environment and at Cambridge Outdoor Club we like to encourage a respect for nature, and the eco-system, so that we ask that you take rubbish home for disposal and recycling. We  have a particularly beautiful maintained site with a small copse called Jacks Patch planted by a forester member many years ago. We have I think achieved a balance of modern living nature and naturism.

When are you open

We are open all year round 24/7. Members usually camp between April to October and occasionally during the winter months for events. Our swimming pool is open April to October weather permitting. During the winter months there are regular events and social get together’s. As we are a members club regular work Saturdays/ Sundays are also held during the winter months which all members are asked to attend and help when they can.

We have not been to a Naturist Club before so what happens at a first visit?

Normally you would be met by an existing member and would be shown around the club grounds and facilities. You would also have the opportunity to meet other members at the club on the day of your visit so you can ask them additional questions if you wish. Having been shown round the club you would then have the choice of staying for as long as you

like for the rest of the day or you can go away and have a think about whether you wish to join or not. You would be under no pressure whatsoever.

Is it expensive to join Cambridge Outdoor Club?

No. There is an annual membership fee that goes up each year to keep up with inflation but the level of fees is easily in the reach of all families and a fraction of the cost of a Health Club or Gym. The fee also covers the whole family no matter how many children you have and once paid you are entitled to visit the club as frequently as you like. For information on the current level of fees please go to our Contact page.

 

Ok well I hope that is of some help, why not contact our Membership Secretary and come for your first free visit and join us in a great lifestyle.

Updated 14.6.2019