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Saturday, October 3, 2020

FALLOWEENIE Festival & Campout

@ CAMP CANS (aka The Oasis)

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August 21, 2020 Notice

  COVID-19 & Future Events  

Hello, Fellow CANS Members,

As of July 11th, 2020 CANS has resumed operations with fully outdoor events and extra precautions taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Some precautions we are taking:

  • Masks required in common areas

  • Temperature check upon arrival

  • Waivers to protect hosts and guests alike

  • No entry to those awaiting results or testing positive within 3 weeks of the event

  • Food service by certified food handlers only

  • Hand Sanitizer Available

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?"



   The Group   

Rules & Etiquette/ Articles of Association


CANS rules are very simple...

Past Events


Things we've gotten up to...



Visit out Meetup page to join.

Hosting an Event


Interested in opening your home/ or venue for a naturist gathering?

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 Questions? Send us a message.

"Nudity is a state of fact; lewdity, to coin a phrase, is a state of mind"

Mark Twain


    The Committee    


Justin H

Social Coordinator

Tony F

Program Committee Member/ Webmaster

Michael H

Program Committee Member

Norris T

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Secretary/ Treasurer

Kevin W

Program Committee Member

Shodhin G

Program Committe Member

Jim K

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