America’s Oldest Clothing-Optional Club is in Basking Ridge

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Update

The Mr. Local History Project recently learned there is a Sky Farm Historical Society under the direction of Janice Gersky that is working to digitize their document and photo archives. Might be time to schedule a visit.

America’s First and Finest Naturist Community is Having an Open House

Sky Farm Open House

Sky Farm Clothing-Optional Club in Basking Ridge, NJ will hold an Open House on Saturday June 11th from 10-4 (Rain Date June 12th). Sky Farm is a safe, family-friendly environment in which to enjoy nude recreation. Admission for the day is $20 per person and includes lunch. All proceeds will be donated to NJ Sharing Network (www.sharenj.org) and Pancreatic Cancer Research.Pre-registration is required for this event.Visit www.skyfarm.com, or call 908-419-5443 for an admission number.

Sky Farm Accepting Applications for New Members

  • Relax in our hot tub and soak away the pressure and stress of your hectic life.
  • Enjoy a friendly game of Petanque, Miniten, or Volleyball.  The level of activity is up to you.  Sky Farm has many organized social activities as well as “Theme Dinners”, game nights and dances.
  • Enjoy the beautiful heated pool, hot tub, relax on the deck, or lounge on the lawn.  Sky Farm members enjoy FREE Wireless Internet access, unlimited FREE ice, and the use of gas barbecue grills among many other amenities.

It’s true. Founded back in 1932 and situated on 38 acres in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and glad to know that they have a discounted membership for township residents. It’s called a “naturist community for families and couples” (not a nudist colony). They’re members of the prestegious American Association for Nude Recreation.

We’re going to dig a little deeper….but it’s too much to pass up.

From the site:

“Enjoy a friendly game of Petanque, Miniten, or Volleyball.  The level of activity is up to you.  Sky Farm has many organized social activities as well as “Theme Dinners”, game nights and dances.”

“Enjoy the beautiful heated pool, hot tub, relax on the deck, or lounge on the lawn.  Sky Farm members enjoy FREE Wireless Internet access, unlimited FREE ice, and the use of gas barbecue grills among many other amenities.”

Rule #1 –
Remember, textiles – cloths, bathing suits etc. are discouraged in the pool!

Go figure….wow.

History

Sky Farm was founded as the American League for Physical Culture after a meeting in New York City in 1929. The founders rented properties in Spring Valley, N.Y., and later in Ironia, N.J., before purchasing the 35-acre Liberty Corner tract in 1932 for $3,440.

Liberty Corner Ministers weren’t big fans of the farm back in 1932 – Read the story.

Not everyone welcomed the group. A story on the front page of The Bernardsville News on Aug. 4 1932, said the Rev. William Amos, pastor of the Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, sought to evict “the cult” on “the grounds that it is a menace to the well being and morals of decent people.”

The membership total has been fairly constant through the years and currently numbers about 280. The ages range from infancy to the late 80s, with the most common age being about 45 to 55. The cost of membership is $800 per couple per year. Members can come “anytime they want” and get use of the cottages and a central clubhouse facility that features a billiards table, big screen television, fireplace, outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.

Learn more about the history of Sky Farms – Click Here

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