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To Be Announced

March 13, 2020 Notice!

  COVID-19 & Future Events  

Hello, Fellow CANS Members,

We have been watching the developing COVID-19 situation very closely and waited until we could wait no longer. Social distancing has been recommended and it is difficult to do in a social setting like our events. That is why at this time we are canceling/rescheduling all events through at least April 15th and will revisit our canceled/rescheduled events at that time.

For now, we will continue to monitor other organizations in our area, as well as reputable health-related organizations, including the Illinois Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to understand the risks, as well as when it might be reasonable to resume being nude in a social setting and safely reschedule our events.

This is disappointing news with our Woodstock 2020 event just one day away and our Pool Party just over two weeks out; but, the health and safety of our membership must be our first priority. As of this moment, we have rescheduled our Pool Party/Nude Workout to Saturday, April 25th and will post it to Meetup and Open RSVP's once we know it is safe to do so.

Those who have RSVP'd and paid for Woodstock or the Pool Party will receive a FULL refund through Meetup. 


Over the next several weeks, we urge all of you – because we care deeply for every one of our members – to take the appropriate precautions outlined by leading and reputable health organizations: pay attention to personal hygiene; wash your hands often; and, do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. Every health organization has indicated this is the best course of action you can take to protect yourself.

Good Health and Naked Hugs,

CANS Executive Committee

Justin, Kevin, and Tony



Founded in 1989, CANS is an organization of male nudists and naturists dedicated to accepting and appreciating the human body in its naturally beautiful state. CANS provides opportunities for gay, bi, questioning and affirming men to gather for social, non-sexual enjoyment and camaraderie. 


Members come from all parts of the Chicagoland area and beyond. Some have been nudists for many years, while others have only recently discovered the fun and enjoyment in social nudity. Our membership is diverse; we are short and tall, wide and thin, quiet and outgoing, young adults to seniors, and from many cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. We have in common an appreciation of social nudity in a nonsexual context. 


Any male who identifies as gay/bi/questioning or affirming and is at least 21 years of age is welcome to attend CANS events. The rules are simple and common courtesy is key.  Bring a towel, a clean, fresh showered body and a friend if you like. There is typically a modest charge to help cover the costs of an event.

"What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?"




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    The Committee    


Justin H

Social Coordinator

Tony F

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Michael H

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Norris T

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Kevin W

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Shodhin G

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Jim K

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