The Northeast Naturist Festival 2011!

The Northeast Naturist Festival at Empire Haven Nudist Park in upstate New York:
Summer is when most of us get out of town on weekends, making trips to the nude beach and our favorite naturist areas. But some of the finest weekends are when a bunch of us take a trip to the same area such as to the Northeast Naturist Festival. This yearly festival takes place at Empire Haven, a fkk resort / naturist campground in upstate NY that has been around for about 50 years. It was our very first time at the NNF and at Empire Haven.
The festival was a fantastic uplifting time! Six days of nonstop activity, with numerous diverse workshops going on at every hour of the day (sessions more jam-packed than at the TNS gathering). We tented (as usual) in their open rear field, and Empire has a vast place of trailers and tenting space, with and without comforts hookup.
The main area consists of a clubhouse with a snack bar a big and small hot tub, wet sauna and heated pool. Another small building they call the “khaki shack” was a cozy room lined with shelves of books and games. Just nearby is a cute and well-kept playground and two outdoor pavilions where meals were served. (The food was mostly good, but pricey.)
In between is lots of grassy yard used for workshop areas. The facilities are all ok except for the toilet situation- no nice public bathrooms.
Northeast Naturist Festival at Empire Haven
We were there the last three days, and there was so much to do I found myself torn between workshops. But, we managed to do a lot! From African dance and drum classes to NAC / nudist theme discussions to meditation to a hike to Potters Falls, the tasks were varied and generally with 3 or 4 occurring at any given time.
As a side note, I found that the TNS assembly in June was best suited to naturists who have a heavy interest in associated issues, laws, politics, and in what is going on with naturists everywhere; whereas this holiday was more about fun leisure activities, learning fresh hobbies, curative thoughts workshops and physical naked fitness sessions.
Not that Get Your Youthful Naturist Membership To FKK TODAY! is superior to the other, as they both have distinct experiences to offer.
Empire Haven outdoor pool
Some of the festival activities offered new experiences to me, one of which was a type of sound healing session. I lay down halfway inside a half dome with my eyes closed and gongs hanging on each side emitting strong sounds as 2 instructors waved their instruments.
The sound and oscillations filled the air around me and drowned out all the background noise until I felt separated from my environment. It was a bit loud, but an interesting number of seconds.

Each night was the notorious drum circle. We gathered around the fire pit with encompassed by a broad ring of sand for people to shimmy and dance around the fire. Various kinds of drums were accessible along the border of the ring for individuals to join in the beating.
The drum leader introduced the rhythms for Vitiligo Skin Disorder and Body Image Problems to drum in unison. On the sand a couple of dancers swung their materials, Poi (those light-up balls), or shook their bells to add to the music. The unified thumping and primitive air were soothing and exciting at exactly the same time.
We also attended a workshop with a synopsis of NAC issues. I believe it was too short of a time period to discuss anything in depth and develop additional insight into the issues brought up. But the top-free rights discussion was quite useful for us, given my recent topless arrest that took place a few days before it.
The last activity we attended before parting on Sunday was the traditional Pudding Toss. We met a group of 20 people or so in an enclosed small grass area. The cups and tin cans filled with chocolate and vanilla pudding were lined up. After the kids were given cups and free shots at the grown ups, the rest of us were handed an overflowing cup of pudding with a plastic spoon.
And the mayhem began! Screams, cheers and gallons of pudding flung through the air until all bodies were canvases of dark brown and white splatters. Once the pudding ran out, we had a mass group hug, bodies pressed together to smudge our artwork.. Surreal, crazy mess! (To some outsiders, the naked thing is weird enough..picture describing a naked pudding toss 😉
So that was the holiday! Coming up..the narrative of our weekend spent hanging out with nude and clothed biker guys and a beer fountain.. – Our weekend at Penn Sylvan!

this review of theNortheast Naturist Festival was released by – Young Naturists And Nudists America FKK
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