The new, really fast, WiFi internet is ready and working everywhere. So the unlimited free period ends on June 20th.Read More →

30 minutes One Day One Week One Month One Year Basic Free, 1mbps $5.31 +HST1mbps $19.47 +HST1mbps $38.94 +HST1mbps n/a Premium n/a $10 +HST2 devicesup to 25mbpsunlimited data $40 +HST2 devicesup to 25mbpsunlimited data $90 +HST2 devicesup to 25mbpsunlimited data – $100/month +HST– 4 devices– Pre-authorizedmonthly payments– up to 25mbps– unlimited data The Basic package is essentially the same price as before and will provide roughly the same performance as our old WiFi system. It will be fine for most activity except watching video. The Premium package gives you up to 25mbps (and perhaps even more in the future) and unlimited data so that youRead More →

The government of Ontario has released its “Roadmap to Reopen”. The initial stage which they call “Before Step One” allows us to open to visitors and members for day use of “outdoor recreational amenities”.Read More →

Working on a laptop outside at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Now that we have a fibre optic internet feed, it has become clear that we must replace our WiFi network. The current system on the property has been in place for well over a decade and there have been a number of upgrades over the years. But there is no getting away from the fact that it is a limited system that was built in an ad hoc manner. With the addition of the high speed wireless connection 3 years ago and now the fibre connection, the demand for streaming entertainment and video conferencing has been steadily growing. We need a WiFi system that willRead More →

  Bare Oaks now has a video library that makes available some of the movies and videos that are in our collection. It is important to note that many videos are not consistent with naturist values. Many of them include content that is misleading, inaccurate, inappropriately titillating, sexist, objectifying, and exploitative. We have included them in the library because they offer context about how naturists were and are portrayed by mainstream society – sometimes with the cooperation of naturists themselves! The video server also gives access to the live local television channels that we capture with the antenna on our tower. These are the sameRead More →

For many years, our internet service was so slow that if more than a dozen people were using it at the same time, it became difficult just to load a simple web page. Then for 2018 we finally managed to get decent high speed by way of a dedicated wireless connection. Suddenly it was possible for many people to watch streaming video at the same time! But as more and more people took advantage, it became obvious that the WiFi network was no longer up to the task. We upgraded a number of pieces of equipment but Beckett Circle was always slow on busy weekends.Read More →

As we announced in December, we now have a very fast high-speed internet connection. We have spent the last 3 months testing the system, fine-tuning the network, and replacing some equipment with faster hardware. While we’ve had a few outages for short periods of time, the internet has generally proven to be quite reliable and very, very fast! So we are confident enough to offer a premium plan for an unlimited WiFi internet subscription. Here are the details: Unlimited data use. People who purchase daily, weekly, or monthly tickets will continue to be restricted if they use a lot of data. e.g. watching videos on YouTubeRead More →

After 10 years of frustration, we finally have a super-fast internet connection to the outside world through Vianet. It’s like we’ve gone from dial-up to fibre! (a dedicated, bidirectional 100Mbps connection for the geeks out there)Read More →

For the past few years, we have provided an informal service for members who wish to receive mail at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. It has worked relatively well but there are some problems. First, several people have expressed concerns that our current mail handling system lacks privacy. It is certainly true that anyone can see what mail you are receiving. Secondly, the present system provides minimal security provisions. Anyone could take your mail without your knowledge. Finally, the volume of mail we have been dealing with has been growing steadily. We therefore require a more secure, formal and cost-effective mail handling process. So effectiveRead More →