por el Naturismo, (JPN), participated in the World Campo
Por el Naturismo, (JPN), the name in Spanish for the portugues
group Youth For Naturism, participated in the World Camp of
Naturist Youth in Almanat, (Málaga, Spain), during
the months of July and August 2006.
de jóvenes de la FEN, presenta el reportaje emitido en
TV1 "España directo" sobre el propio Campamento
de Verano en la sala de cine de Almanat
We headed straight for the reception as soon
as we arrived at the campsite. It looked like any other so we started
having doubts till somebody came in wearing just his shoes. We were
at the right place!
For AlexMol, who had never been
in such a crowded naturist place, the atmosphere was astoundingly
new. It is relaxingly informal; people walk unconcernedly and the
children play about happily. The beach is full and nobody is in
swimming gear! There is little sand and plenty of stones, though;
what a pity!
At the restaurant by the beach,
we saw several notices in different languages: “Nudist Area.
Clothes Forbidden. Food or drinks will not be served unless naked.”
Then we saw a surreal scene: the restaurant was full of naked people
but the employees were dressed. At the beach, everybody was naked
but for a Moroccan who was selling women’s clothes and even
wrap-around scarves. It seems this was no exception to other non-nudist
coastal areas round the South of Spain.
Breakfast and dinner are self-service.
Anybody can open the fridge or go through the kitchen and get whatever
he or she wishes. For supper a rotating team cooks and washes up.
After supper we talked to other
participants, Austrian, German, Canadian, British and, of course,
also Spanish, from the host country. That way we got to learn about
Naturism in other countries.
Archery was the activity scheduled
for the morning. The staff at the campsite is young and a rather
large number of children were having a good time in the recreational
area. Each participant was allowed three arrows. As we waited for
our turn we killed time kicking a ball and playing Frisbee. The
atmosphere was quite healthy, children and youngsters, of both sexes,
exercising in the open air. When it was our turn we did not do so
badly; at least one hit the target.
We were able to show some naturist
videos, even one with Pedro in it from the Portuguese TV.
We got to know one another. Like
at any youth summer camp there are always people you get along with,
and new lasting friendships are made.
The FEN, together with the Granada
county government, provided a bus and a free sightseeing trip to
Granada. It also involved a few hour visit to a water reservoir
which was being promoted by the Town Hall for Naturism. We also
had the opportunity to see a national TV-1 report about the camp
on location a few days later. The Andalusian regional TV also came,
and several newspapers published long reports on the event. On yet
another occasion we paid a visit to the well known Cuevas de Nerja.
A night camp-fire party at the beach was our last celebration. We
moved a bit away from the actual camp, so as not to disturb; some
took their clothes with them but AlexMol went in the nude. We took
towels, drinks, light, music, etc. and our English friend performed
a fire act for us.
A good time camping, no doubt! We
look forward to seeing you again in Great Britain and Sweden.
Joves Pelo Naturismo.
Translated by Alberto González Iglesias
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