Rock Lodge Club is the nearest clothes-free community to New York City. Offering a lake, dense woodland, spa, and various game/sport arenas, it has a little something for every-naked-body. The pilgrimage to this magical place is now made easier, and more fun, with the Just Naked Shuttle. After many public transit shuttle trips (and expensive taxis), Lea and Adam decided to create a more practical option for folks to make the trip. To celebrate Independence Day, Rock Lodge hosts an annual party including BBQ, activities, games, live music, and a raffle. The fee to join the party is $12(tickets sold by the club, not through Just Naked). Before buying a shuttle ticket, please see the schedule and notes below for important details. We’ve added instructions in the notes for anyone who is considering public transit/taxi.
SAVE $10 ON YOUR SHUTTLE TICKET by volunteering for an hour at the party. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities (and the reduced price ticket) by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/2ktz5jbDXQT9KVBH7
You must have prior approval from Rock Lodge Club to visit. We will ask to see your confirmation email before boarding the shuttle. This process takes 1-2 business days. You can apply here: https://www.rocklodge.com/how-to-visit.htm*
This ticket only covers your shuttle trip, not the club access fee. The club charges half price for first timers, with discounts for couples and people under 35.
The club does not sell food. You will need to bring your own if you want to eat. There are barbecues and a kitchen for your enjoyment.
9:00AM - Meet at the pick-up point: CC Rental, 18 Morton St (have your ID ready)
9:15 - Shuttle departs for Rock Lodge Club, check-in and tour for newcomers
10:30 - Arrival at Rock Lodge Club
~~~~~enjoy the lake, forest, and spa amenities~~~~~
6:30pm - dinner is served, followed by dancing and carnival treats
11:15pm - last call to board the Shuttle
11:30 - Depart RLC to NYC
12:30AM - Drop off at CC Rental
* If you plan to stay overnight, please visit justnaked.com/events to view other shuttle dates for return to NYC.
**This event is operated by Just Naked LLC, and is not controlled by the management of Rock Lodge Club.
- Tickets are only sold online. First timers, please allow 24 hours for Rock Lodge Club to approve your visit before purchasing a ticket. You can buy tickets here:
- Shuttle departs at 9:15 AM. Latecomers will be left behind, without a refund.
- This ticket only gets you from NYC to the club gate. The club fee is not included. Visitor fees range from $13-45 for singles, and can be viewed in full here: http://www.rocklodge.com/visitor-rates.htm. You must make prior arrangements for club access here: http://www.rocklodge.com/how-to-visit.htm.
- After buying a ticket, check your email for further information. If you do not see the email, please contact email@example.com.
- Please consider RSVP'ing to this event on Meetup. This helps us a lot with attendance and only takes a few clicks starting here: http://www.meetup.com/justnaked
Other travel options:
By Bus from Port Authority
Take the 194 bus to Newfoundland Rte 23 (1h30 min and $12 each way). Once at the Newfoundland stop, order an uber, lyft, or call a taxi. It can take a while for the apps to connect as there aren’t so many drivers active out there. When you do find a driver, I recommend asking for their cell number to arrange a pick up in the evening. It’s more difficult to connect with a driver later in the day. We have paid anywhere from $10-20 each way (from the bus stop to the club) for the taxi. Traveling round-trip from NYC to RLC in this manner, you should plan for 4 hours of travel time and $55 for a single person ($80 for two people).
Taking a car directly from NYC to RLC is between $150-250 each way, depending on the day/time. In the evening at the club it is sometimes difficult to connect with a car on the apps.
If you have a license, you can easily rent a car with the peer-to-peer app Turo. For car-pooling, feel free to post on our platforms requesting or offering a ride. I’ve used it a bunch and find it really easy and affordable. Get $25 off your first trip here: https://turo.com/c/adams2315
Carpool: Join the NYC to RLC carpool whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Fbc6D511PsX4eX7vwba3Q6
Meet the hosts:
About Lea: Léa is an hand-embroidery artist. She founded Just Naked after spending a summer at a nudist camp with her husband Adam. Before realizing her love of clothes-free living, she designed and hand-embroidered garments under the nom de plume Lele Vomi. She still loves embroidery as a craft, but is expanding her artistic capacities to include photography and watercolor. She enjoys working with artists to create content for Just Naked, crafting an aesthetic which reflect the gentle freedom of platonic nudity.
About Adam: Adam started Just Naked with the idea that city-dwellers might be open to experiencing nudity within the confines of their rat-infested metropoles. While he believes convening with nature is still the best way to do it, he understands that some people just can’t be convinced to subject their flesh to destructive UV rays and mosquitoes. He studied jazz music before moving to NYC to model in 2013. Teaching yoga and doing massage led him to understand how profoundly disconnected many people were from their bodies. He started teaching naked yoga in 2016, and considers Just Naked as an expansion of that endeavor. His goal is to offer folks an opportunity to shed their insecurities, piece by piece, as they do their clothes at Just Naked events.
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