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Your 2011 Eastern Naturist Gathering Prelimanary Schedule


MONDAY, JUNE 13


OPENING DAY. Clothes are optional at the ENG for the next 6 days! Check in at the TNS registration table, relax, and find your friends, it’s a “free” day. Plan your own agenda. Hike, bike, swim, play volleyball, or just relax by the pool! Starting tomorrow a full schedule of activities is planned through Saturday!
Schedule Events
Noon - 10:00 PM Opening Day. Please check in at the TNS registration table.
3:00 PM “Speed-Friending.” Get to know your fellow naturist at 3-minute intervals. Families, singles, everyone welcome! Come join the fun! Dining Hall.
7:00 PM Movie


TUESDAY, JUNE 14


TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF. Throughout the Gathering naturist photographer Eric Fleischer will be offering you the chance to take a nude photo of yourself. He'll help with the technical aspects, but you get to take the picture, either holding the camera or using a timer. We’ll then compile the pictures for the Saturday evening slide show.
Schedule Events
10 AM NAC 101: Fundamentals of Grass Roots Activism. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
11 AM Life Drawing. Helen Fleischer. Dining Hall.
1:00 PM Surviving Cancer. Claude Richards and Jim Dickey. Canteen Lawn.
2:00 PM NAC 102: Beach Building…And Maintenance. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
Living Simply. Explore how life may be enhanced through the practice of simple living. Diane Barrett. Canteen Lawn.
3:00 PM Pareo Tying 101. Stop by to see some creative ways to wear your pareos. If you want to add to your collection, there will be many beautiful pareos available for purchase nearby at the Skinny Dipper Shop booth. Claude Richards. TNS Booth.
Have You Had a Friend Or Family Member Pass On? A discussion about late friends or family members visiting us from the beyond. Have you ever had a feeling that they’re there? Anna Lemos. Canteen Lawn.
4:00 PM Whatever Happened To the Nature In Naturism? Whatever happened to naturism in North America? Might we naturists become leaders in our culture’s need to reconnect with nature? Jack Arnold. Canteen.
7:00 PM Movie.
The “Nudely” Wed Game. A naturist spin on the classic TV game show. Join our celebrity couples for lots of laughs! Canteen.
7:45 PM Naturist Photography In the Golden Hour. Eric Fleischer. Field House.
9:00 PM Juke Box Sock Hop. Canteen.


Wednesday, JUNE 15



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Schedule Events
7:30 AM Standing Brocades. A series of 8 simple exercises that the ancient Chinese did early each morning to help activate the 12 energy meridians. Robin Stapley. Canteen Lawn.
8:00 AM Daily Doubles Tennis. Roy S. Boys' Campus Courts.
9:00 AM Acupressure Points For Everyday Use. Six pressure points will be taught to help your daily life. Robin Stapley. Gymnastics Bldg.
10:00 AM Orientation For First-time Gathering Attendees. In front of the TNS booth in the Marketplace.
What’s Eating You? A facilitated discussion exploring nutrition lifestyles, health and ambivalence to change. Diane Barrett. Canteen Lawn.
Words I Live By. What words do you live by? How did you come by these words? Why are they important to you? Come to share your or get your inspiration. Bryon Brandt. Dining Hall Lawn.
11:00 AM NAC 150: Dynamics Of Lobbying. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
Life Drawing. Helen Fleischer. Dining Hall.
First Time Experiences. Join an open discussion on first time naturist experiences. George Winlock. Canteen.
Superbrain Yoga. A simple energy technique based upon the principle of acupuncture. It can provide energy fuel to keep our brain fit and functional, helping to counter the common effects of aging, memory loss, dementia, and alzheimer's. Case studies have also shown improvements with ADD, ADHD, autism and Downs Syndrome. Sharon Barton. Gymnastics Building.
1:00 PM Hatha Yoga. Yoga for experienced Yogini or physically active people. Susan Shopiro. Gymnastics Bldg.
Choices: Values In the Relationships Game. Discover/clarify what values are important to you in establishing or enhancing a relationship. Morley Schloss. Canteen Lawn.
Let's Play Croquet! Demonstrations and practice of all levels of technique. Roy S. Welcome Center Lawn.
2:00 PM Want To Get Blinged? Here's your chance to show your inner sparkle and colorful spirit! Just stop by the TNS Booth, choose your colors, and give a donation to The Naturist Society. Claude Richards.
Drop In "Stitch-n-Bitch." Bring your needlework, sit a while, and bitch about work, men, the weather, you name it! Susan Rothberg. Pool Lawn.
Cambium. Norma Mitchell is going to share information about this new holistic nude village in the Dominican Rupublic. Canteen.
Active Stretching For EveryBODY. Learn a gentle but powerful full-body routine of active stretching to reduce muscle tightness and spasms, increase flexibility and range of motion, improve posture, reduce stress, enhance the immune system, improve athletic performance, reverse some effects of ageing, and reduce pain. Appropriate for all ages, body types, and fitness levels. Barry Bailey. Canteen Lawn.
3:00 PM NAC 155: The Law Is An Ass…and Where You Can’t Show Yours. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
fullSPECTRUM Welcome Meeting. Meet, mingle, and get to know the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered SIG, their friends, and supporters. Pool.
Slip-n-Slide. Duck Pond Hill.
4:00 PM Welcome and General Assembly. Meet the TNS Staff, workshop leaders, group leaders and more. Hear what’s happening for the rest of the week. Self-introductions will follow. Step up to the mic and tell us about yourself! Canteen Lawn.
7:00 PM Lifetime Members’ Reception. All lifetime members please join us for some wine, cheese and conversation. RSVP by Wednesday morning, 6/15, at the TNS Booth.
8:00 PM Simply S’mores. Join us for some tasty treats around the bonfire! Bring whatever s’mores ingredients you may have. Bonfire Pit.
The Broadway You Know and Don't Know. Opera-Musical Theater SIG. Field House.
9:00 PM “Tie One On” Dance. Wear your most interesting and inventive neckwear! Canteen.


Thursday, JUNE 16



Schedule Events
7:30 AM Standing Brocades. A series of 8 simple exercises that the ancient Chinese did early each morning to help activate the 12 energy meridians. Robin Stapley. Canteen Lawn.
8:00 AM Daily Doubles Tennis. Roy S. Boys' Campus Courts.
9:00 AM NAC 201: Proactive Primer. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
Yoga Therapy. Yoga practice designed for your health needs. Susan Shopiro. Gymnastics Bldg.
10:00 AM Story Starters. Need some inspiration? Join us for Story Starters, 5 minute writing sessions based on writing prompts to awaken your creativity and imagination. No writing experience necessary; bring paper and pen. Ruth Percey. Dining Hall.
Camp Westmont Nature Walk. Meet at the Canteen. Led by Henry Taves.
Low Back and Hip Pain Relief. Learn self-help methods to possibly replace drugs drugs and surgery, including pain management and prevention strategies. Learn Active Stretching, STAR Stretching, and STAR Recovery Techniques to relieve your pain. Barry Bailey. Canteen Lawn.
Orientation For First-time Gathering Attendees. In front of the TNS booth in the Marketplace.
11:00 AM Network Now. The Naturist Network is the lifeblood of TNS. What can we do for you? And what can you do for us? Debbie Jungwirth. Dining Hall Lawn.
Life Drawing. Helen Fleischer. Dining Hall.
Raising Children As Naturists. The benefits and issues of raising children as naturists. Morley Schloss. Canteen Lawn.
Using Psychology When Telling Your Family and Friends. This workshop explains psychological principles that will maximize the likelihood of others responding positively when you share the information that you're a naturist. It concludes with discussion examples that demonstrate how these principles can be beneficially applied to real-life naturist situations. Fred and Lana Van Nest. Canteen Deck.
Massage Workshop. Sharon Barton and Jerry Williams. Welcome Center.
1:00 PM Writing For N magazine. Learn a few basic writing tricks, and what we’re looking for at N magazine. Nicky Hoffman Lee. Canteen Lawn.
Shiatsu Back Class. By learning a few acupressure points and how to give compression strokes, each person will give and receive a relaxing back massage. Bring a mat or a couple of towels. Robin Stapley. Gymnastics Bldg.
Getting Familiar With Your Antique Home. Understanding immediate and long-term maintenance issues. Keeping your house high and dry and eliminating nearby hazards. George Yonnone. Dining Hall Lawn.
2:00 PM The Naturist At Play. A participatory photo workshop. We’ll have an assortment of props and toys to pose with. The photographers will catch the naturists in action. Much of the action will be spontaneous, but there will be some planned shots for morphs, panoramas and other special effects. This workshop will go until 4 pm. Eric Fleischer. Field House. Rain Date: Friday, same time & location.
Men Talking With Men. This workshop is about taking advantage of the greater openness, honesty, love and acceptance between people without any clothes on to discover more about what we have in common. Perhaps, as a result, improve our friendships and relationships. We aren’t here today to judge each other, just to share ideas and compare thoughts. Jim Dickey. Dining Hall Lawn.
Womens’ Forum. What’s new, what’s old, and what’s going on in the female world in general? Claude Richards. Canteen Lawn.
3:00 PM Comedy As A Coping Device. Life got you down? Comedy therapy is the answer. Come and improvise, write, and perhaps perform your troubles away. Please go to youTUBE and view “Always Look On the Bright Side Of Life Sing-A-Long” sometime before the workshop. Nancy Wilson. Communications Bldg.
3rd Annual TNS Facebook Group Page Get-Together. Curious? Join us for a discussion! Michael & Tracy Horgan. Canteen.
Drop In "Stitch-n-Bitch." Bring your needlework, sit a while, and bitch about work, men, the weather, you name it! Susan Rothberg. Pool Lawn.
4:00 PM NAC 222: The Important Roles Of the Naturist Education Foundation. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
The Organic Debate. Challenges, benefits and disputes of buying products produced without pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics, sewer sludge, and irradiation and genetic mutation free. Diane Barrett. Canteen Lawn.
Diversa-Cheese and Whine! fullSPECTRUM SIG invites you to join them for some “whine” and cheese! Come one, come all! Poolside.
Meet and Greet New England. If you're from New England or go to The Ledges, please come and mingle. Roy S. Canteen.
Pareo Tying 101. Stop by to see some creative ways to wear your pareos. If you want to add to your collection, there will be many beautiful pareos available for purchase nearby at the Skinny Dipper Shop booth. Claude Richards. TNS Booth.
7:00 PM Singles SIG Meet & Greet. Drop by and say hello! Canteen.
"It Gets Better—Philly's Video." Come join us for a screening of this inspiring video about acceptance and identity. Originally created as a message of hope and support for LGBTQ youth, this video sends the message that every community is stronger when it stands for equality by embracing diversity and inclusive support of identity in all its forms. "It Gets Better—Philly's Video" has been featured on the New Civil Rights Movement blog among others. Its story is set to be featured in the One Day On Earth feature documentary film project. Stay for a Q & A with producer/director Mel Orpen who will answer questions about her role in the project and what it's like to organize a community activism event. Communications Building.
7:45 PM Naturist Photography In the Golden Hour. Eric Fleischer. Field House.
8:00 PM Bonfire & Drumming Circle. Everyone welcome, bring your own drum or musical instrument! Bonfire Pit.
9:00 PM DJ Dance. Rainbow Dance sponsored by fullSPECTRUM. Wear your rainbow-themed accessories. Prizes! DJ Mike. Dining Hall.


Friday, JUNE 17



Schedule Events
7:30 AM Standing Brocades. A series of 8 simple exercises that the ancient Chinese did early each morning to help activate the 12 energy meridians. Robin Stapley. Canteen Lawn.
8:00 AM Daily Doubles Tennis. Roy S. Boys' Campus Courts.
9:00 AM The Naturist Society Walk For the Cure. Join us in support of the Susan G. Komen battle against breast cancer. Two-mile walk, led by Henry Taves. Prizes awarded afterwards. Pre-registration and $20 fee (donation) by Wednesday at the TNS Booth. Starting Point: TNS Booth.
10:00 AM NAC 240: Becoming A Local Wavemaker. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
Orientation For First-time Gathering Attendees. In front of the TNS booth in the Marketplace.
Beginning Genealogy. Ruth Percey. Dining Hall.
Basic Digital Photography. This is a workshop for beginners, those who want to learn a little more about what they are doing and can do when they push the shutter button, as well as advanced photographers who want to show they know more than me. Interactive workshop. Mark Orpen. Dining Hall Lawn.
Active Stretching For EveryBODY. Learn a gentle but powerful full-body routine of active stretching to reduce muscle tightness and spasms, increase flexibility and range of motion, improve posture, reduce stress, enhance the immune system, improve athletic performance, reverse some effects of ageing, and reduce pain. Appropriate for all ages, body types, and fitness levels. Barry Bailey. Canteen Lawn.
11:00 AM Star Search Rehearsal. Sign up for the Star Search Talent Show at the TNS booth, and rehearse your “act.” Field House.
“The Year Of Making Waves” Powerpoint Presentation. It’s the basic tenet of The Naturist Society: make some waves! A look back at some TNS wavemakers. Nicky Hoffman Lee. Canteen.
Naturism in Vermont. Participation is down from the 1990s, and there is no TNS group. How can we grow naturism in Vermont? Roy S. Dining Hall Lawn.
Tasty Wild Plants. We’ll use local guides to forage around camp for chickweed, clover, field mustard, burdock, purslane, lambs quarters, dandelions and wild onions. Located in the foothills of Pennsylvania’s Endless Mts. These local plants are edible, delicious and nutritious. Diane Barrett. Meet at the Canteen Deck.
1:00 PM NAC 255: Naturism From the Point of View of Non-Naturists. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
Acupressure Points For Everyday Use. Six pressure points will be taught to help your daily life. Robin Stapley. Gymnastics Bldg.
Slip-n-Slide. Duck Pond Hill.
Rebuilding Earth From the Ground Up. If we wait for government and/or business to intervene on our (and the earth’s) behalf, it ain’t gonna happen. It will only happen when individuals and local communities begin developing and implementing entirely new strategies for environmental sustainability, spiritual fulfillment, and social justice. Jack Arnold. Canteen.
2:00 PM Gentle Nature Yoga/Shavasana Meditation. Karen Kapus and George Yonnone. Lakefront.
Hand and Foot Massage. Robin Stapley. Gymnastics Bldg.
Drop In "Stitch-n-Bitch." Bring your needlework, sit a while, and bitch about work, men, the weather, you name it! Susan Rothberg. Pool Lawn.
Telling Friends and Family. Should I tell them that I’m a naturist? Or should I keep quiet? Share your stories. George Winlock. Dining Hall Lawn.
Let's Play Croquet! Demonstrations and practice of all levels of technique. Roy Swain. Welcome Center Lawn.
3:00 PM Pudding Toss. Morley Schloss, Ringmaster. Duck Pond.
How Can We Avoid the Conservative Agenda? Politics and how they are affecting our livelihood. Mike Abramson. Canteen Lawn.
4:30 PM Group Photo. Meet at Dining Hall Lawn.
7:00 PM Star Search. Bob Smith of the fullSpectrum SIG emcees this showcase of naturist creativity and talent. All ages and abilities welcome. Field House.
9:00 PM “Jammin’ In Your Jammies” DJ Dance. Wear your coolest pj’s (no lingerie please!) DJ Mike. Dining Hall.
(Or after Star Search) Oneg Shabbat. Help us welcome the Jewish Sabbath. We'll have wine and challah, bring a kosher dessert to share. Everyone welcome, regardless of religious belief. Susan Rothberg. Canteen.
9:30 PM (Or after Star Search) Naturist Slide Show. Come see pictures from Naturist Gatherings from 2010 and before. Eric Fleischer. Dining Hall.


Saturday, JUNE 18



Schedule Events
7:30 AM Standing Brocades. A series of 8 simple exercises that the ancient Chinese did early each morning to help activate the 12 energy meridians. Robin Stapley. Canteen Lawn.
8:00 AM Daily Doubles Tennis. Roy S. Boys' Campus Courts.
9:00 AM Powerful Waste. Whether you are cooking, washing, or shopping, there are ways to improve our methods and use of materials. Diane Barrett. Canteen Lawn.
The Politics Of Children In Naturism. The challenges to children's participation in naturism: youth camps, home nudity, photography of children, child protection services, adults-only sites and events. Morley Schloss. Canteen Lawn.
10:00 AM NAC 301: Special Topics: Naturists In Action I. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
Story Starters. Need some inspiration? Join us for Story Starters, 5 minute writing sessions based on writing prompts to awaken your creativity and imagination. No writing experience necessary; bring paper and pen. Ruth Percey. Dining Hall.
Chakra Balancing Massage. Learn about the chakras and some non-traditional massage techniques to balance your own chakras and the chakras of a massage partner. This can be seamlessly added to a Swedish or Esalen syle massage with wonderful results. We will work without oils or lotions. Barry Bailey. Boys’ Campus, Hopi Cabin.
11:00 AM Buy Local! Spend $100 at a local business and somewhere between $45 and $65 stays in the community. Spend $100 at a corporate/multi-national chain and somewhere between $60 and $85 leaves town. Locally grown food is fresher and tends to be healthier. Local banks invest locally, Wall Street banks who knows? We'll take an in-depth look at the power of LOCAL. Jack Arnold. Canteen.
A Haulover Beach Update. Mike Abramson. Canteen Lawn.
1:00 PM NAC 302: Special Topics: Naturists In Action II. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
1:30 PM Annual fullSPECTRUM Meeting. Poolside.
2:00 PM Yoga For Bone Health. Yoga practice for people that have postural or bone health issues. Susan Shopiro. Gymnastics Center.
The Bouncing/Riding Naturist. A participatory photo workshop. Join us at the trampoline and then at the go-karts for a photo opportunity. We’ll start with seeing how high we can bounce and what tricks we can do on the trampoline for about 30 mins. Then we’ll move to the go-kart track for a bit of a zoom. Meet at the Field House. Eric Fleischer.
Apps Schmapps! How Do I Use This Darn iPhone Anyway? Tips and techniques to guide you. Tracy Horgan, Curt Kapus. Canteen.
Drop In "Stitch-n-Bitch." Bring your needlework, sit a while, and bitch about work, men, the weather, you name it! Susan Rothberg. Pool Lawn.
3:00 PM NAC 312: Special Topics: Those Who Seek Tolerance. Bob Morton. Gazebo.
Want To Get Blinged? Here's your chance to show your inner sparkle and colorful spirit! Just stop by the TNS Booth, choose your colors, and give a donation to The Naturist Society. Claude Richards.
Sitting Meditation. Meditate at your own comfort level. Different ways to relax yourself and control pain. Bring towels, pillow, or blanket. George Yonnone. Fire Pit Lawn.
4:00 PM Naturist Society Town Hall Meeting. TNS is a membership organization and we want to hear from you—our members. Please join us for a discussion on the state of the organization. (No Gathering feedback please, we will have comment cards available for Gathering issues and ideas.) Canteen Lawn.
7:00 PM Free Hiking. Share your experiences with naturist hiking in the Great Outdoors. Milton Charlton. Canteen.
8:00 PM Havdalah. Help us celebrate the close of the Jewish Sabbath. There'll be wine, challah, leftover desserts, and singing. Susan Rothberg. Dining Hall.
9:00 PM “Halloween In June” DJ Dance. Trick or treat! Wear your scariest costumes! DJ Mike. Canteen.
9:30 PM Naturist Slide Show. Come see pictures from the 2011 Eastern Naturist Gathering. Eric Fleischer. Canteen.


SUNDAY, JUNE 19


CLOSING DAY. Please plan on being checked out and on the road by 10:30 AM. Thank you for coming, travel safely and we'll see you next year!
Schedule Events
7:30 AM Standing Brocades. A series of 8 simple exercises that the ancient Chinese did early each morning to help activate the 12 energy meridians. Robin Stapley. Canteen Lawn.
9:30 AM Closing Circle. Dining Hall Lawn.
10:00 AM Checkout Time. Plan to depart the grounds by 10:30 am. PLEASE make sure your trash is out and your area is swept.


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