Membership

Membership in the Hill Country Nudists (HCN) is open to all friendly people, regardless of age, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, biological sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or religion. Prospective members are required to participate in two activities prior to being voted in for membership in HCN, one of which the prospective member must participate whilst nude. This gives you a chance to meet the membership and find out more about our activities as we acquaint ourselves with you.

We are associated with three national nudist organizations: the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR)The Naturist Society (TNS) and Young Naturists America (YNA). Membership in Hill Country Nudists must include membership in one of these national organizations*, with the choice of which left to the member. Current memberships in one of these organizations will be honored.

Membership with AANR includes their monthly newspaper “The Bulletin”, discounts at nude resorts, and legal representation to protect our right to recreate in the nude. AANR is also developing a wide variety of membership benefits from insurance to travel discounts. AANR offers discounts for students and young adults.

Membership in TNS includes the excellent quarterly magazine “N” , discounts at nude resorts and legal representation in defending our rights. TNS offers a “senior” discount to anyone age 65 and over, as well as young adult and disabled veteran discounts.

All HCN members receive the monthly newsletter of HCN, “Bare Facts”, which covers previous activities, national nude news and a calendar of upcoming events for the club.

Joining HCN

In order to become a member of Hill Country Nudists one must simply:

  • Attend two HCN functions. At at least one of these functions, the prospective member must be nude. Prospective members should attend one of our monthly “Introduction to Nude Recreation” public meetings and then attend a later nude event.
  • Complete an HCN membership application. This should be submitted along with a check for the appropriate first year annual dues (see below for specifics). All annual dues are submitted to HCN and any AANR and/or TNS memberships will be processed through HCN.
  • Wait for the Board of Directors to vote on applications that have met the requirements stated above. In addition, a background check will be performed. The new members will then be contacted by email and will be placed on a membership email list to receive announcements for newsletters and other club events.

Download a form to prepare for your application or learn more about our intro meeting on the Join Us page.

Membership Dues

Membership dues in HCN are paid on an annual basis and, currently, we ask that they be payed via check and mailed to our address:

HCN
PO Box 91802
Austin, TX 78709

Annual Memberships

If you are already a member of AANR, TNS or YNA, and can show proof of current membership, you will only require Hill County Nudists annual dues of $25.00 for singles, or $40 for couples or families.

Without membership in one of those organizations, the annual cost of membership will be determined by which national organization you choose to join. Only one AANR, TNS or YNA membership is required to join HCN.

Membership Rates

Member Status HCN + AANR HCN + TNS HCN + YNA
Single $65 $80 $42
Couple / Family $112.50 $95 $64
Senior Single (65+) $65 $75

(*) Students

HCN offers a discounted membership fee for full-time college students. The student rate is $20.00 annually. Students are not required to join AANR or TNS. Proof of full-time student status must be provided when submitting your application.

Current YNA (Young Naturists America) Members

HCN offers a discounted membership to card-carrying members of Young Naturists America. YNA members can join HCN for only $20.00 annually and are not required to join AANR or TNS. Proof of YNA membership status must be provided when submitting your application.

Supplemental Memberships

If you are already a member of AANR, TNS or YNA and would like to add a membership in either AANR or TNS, HCN offers discounted supplemental membership rates, as follows.

Member Status AANR TNS
Single $40 $55
Couple / Family $72.50 $55
Senior Single (65+) $40 $50
Senior Couple / Family (65+) $72.50 $50

Apply Now

If you have already met the requirements above, download a form today to submit your application for membership in HCN.

Rasteirinho Couple by Rogério Silva, via Flickr