A visit to White Thorn Lodge, home to the biggest nude volleyball tournament

Unclothed Volleyball – Last summer we spent most of our weekends and extra days off seeing naturist resorts and clubs to see what was out there, http://nudismphotos.net/posts/jess-has-asked-me-to-write-about-nudism/ as talk to nudist club owners and members.
I wrote follow on most of the places we visited, but alas, one or two might have escaped. One was White Thorn Lodge, situated on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.
We ended up at White Thorn Lodge on a weekday, so it was rather quiet. But we were still impressed by the grounds, facilities and the hospitality.
Outside Heated Pool at White Thorn Lodge
White Thorn Lodge has a big outdoor pool and gazebo hot tub, comfy clubhouse for occasions, snackbar, tennis courts, volleyball and other sports facilities. They also have two additional buildings, one for children just and another for adults only with a pool table and games.
With over 200 acres to its name, it’s a fairly big club general with ample campground places not far from bath houses and outside showers.
Hot Tub Gazebo at White Thorn Lodge
The people we met there were quite friendly and of various ages from young kids to grandparents. Since we were not there on a busy bright weekend, we didn’t see the customary crowd, but it is definitely a family-oriented resort / club. Given their full schedule of events, ample grounds and varied facilities, there is no dearth of things to do for any visitor.
In terms of their rates are concerned, it is also very affordable for young adults. As one member named Bud jovially said, “We got the best rates in town!” And he’s correct. A 24 hour visit on a weekend is $27 for non-affiliated visitors or $21 for those with a societal, associate or AANR membership. During the week it is only $17 or $13.
White Thorn Lodge Naked Volleyball Court
We ordered pizza (delivered right to the gate), and on our way back in, offered a slice to an elderly couple sitting out on their lawn. “Do you realize who I am?” said the woman sweetly. No, we answered. “I’m Superbowl Betty!” she exclaimed with pride. And so we learned what really sets this place apart from other naturist clubs: The Naked Volleyball Superbowl.
In 1971 Betty and Wayne began what must be the biggest, most competitive unclothed volleyball tournament in the U.S. It takes place every year after Labor Day and brings over 1,500 individuals who go to compete or see. Some arrive in teams while others make or join one when they get there. It became so well-known because of its high-level contest that ESPN sent a team to cover it in 2009.
This season’s Superbowl will take place September 1-10, 2012 and also features live bands, dance parties, a corn roast and more. The club’s season begins Memorial Day weekend.
See their site to learn more: http://www.whitethornlodge.org
Has anyone ever been to Superbowl at White Thorn? The site nudistvolleyball.com lists games and tournaments at WTL and many other resorts. Is unclothed volleyball typically the most popular sport among nudists nowadays?
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