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Woman Who Claimed to Bare All About Nudist Camp 'Swingers' Gets Evicted

A woman claimed "swinging" was promoted at the camp in Davidsonville but the camp denied the allegations and a court dismissed her case.

A 53-year-old woman was evicted Thursday from the cabin she rented at Maryland Health Society, a nudist camp, for a decade.|Photo credit: Patch file
A 53-year-old woman was evicted Thursday from the cabin she rented at Maryland Health Society, a nudist camp, for a decade.|Photo credit: Patch file
DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. — Five months after she hunkered down in Cabin 13 at Maryland Health Society—a nudist park in Davidsonville—a 53-year-old woman was officially evicted from the property and ordered to remove all belongings, according to online court records. 

According to its Facebook Page, the Maryland Health Society, or MaHeSo, has been in Davidsonville for nearly 80 years, sitting on 96 acres of wooded lands adjacent to the Patuxant River. The page also boasts family-friendly features like a pool and a "kiddie park" at the site.

The park also features 25 cabins for members, RV sites, and rustic tent sites that can be rented by non-members. MaHeSo is a member of the American Association for Nude Recreation.

However, according to Catherine Holmes, 53, MaHeSo dropped her membership and locked her out of her cabin when she raised concerns that the camp was promoting "swingers," reported Health Medicine Network. The MaHeSo board of directors denied Holmes' claims that sexual practices of any kind were promoted at the park. 

Holmes continued to sneak into the cabin through a window. She told The Capital Gazette that she barricaded herself in the cabin in protest of what she alleged was a "swinger" lifestyle at the park, and to get money from MaHeSo for improvements Holmes made on the cabin. 

Holmes then filed a restraining order against MaHeSo for keeping her out of her cabin, and MaHeSo countersued, seeking damages for property it claims Holmes defaced and looking to oust her from the property for good. 

The case was resolved Thursday when the courts dismissed Holmes' case "with prejudice," according to online court records. In a separate ruling, Holmes was also prohibited from destroying or defacing MaHeSo property and evicted from Cabin 13. 

"Catherine Holmes shall pack and remove her belongings on 1/11/14 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Cabin Number 13," read the decision, according to online court documents. 

The Capital Gazette reported that Holmes was evicted primarily for "antagonizing" other renters at the park. 

Read more on The Capital Gazette.

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Mindy Songfer January 13, 2014 at 08:34 PM
why get Evicted? she is swingers?
shaun cox January 14, 2014 at 02:35 AM
Nudist are SELDOM swingers. Anyone in the lifestyle could tell you that.
Buzz Beeler January 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Funny how she made the accusation without ever observing or encountering any such activity. I read the club has been around since 1934. You would think after all those years any problems would have surfaced long before now.
Edward sawacki January 15, 2014 at 03:43 PM
May cat Winters is an avid nudist and a swinger! Just saying.....
Phil Collins January 15, 2014 at 07:28 PM
Well old Cabin 13 was unlucky for sure, Nudist Camp or not.
Tom Menino January 15, 2014 at 09:27 PM
Going to a nudist camp in order to see sexy bodies is for the most part like becoming a gynecologist to see sexy vaginas or a middle school band director to be around fine performances. For the most part it ain't happening.
GChet January 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Boy am I feeling dumb. It is on the road I live on & I had no idea!
Richard Stickney January 15, 2014 at 10:26 PM
The Natualist Lifetyle is not about sex. It is about freedom and peace - It is not at all what most people think it is.
Dean Jackson January 16, 2014 at 12:52 AM
When I was a young boy in the late 40's an early 50's we would go and look through the crack in the walls. When your in your early teens every thing looked good. I'll bet it wouldn't be as exciting today.
Buzz Beeler January 16, 2014 at 01:52 AM
We live in an entirely different world now. Freedom of choice is the norm. Who am I to judge someone's lifestyle along as it's legal.
Hazzard Native January 16, 2014 at 02:04 AM
'Patuxent' River
Melinda Louise January 19, 2014 at 01:23 AM
No matter the size or shape, we naturists accept everyone without judgment. Meet nudist friends on nudistfriendfinder org
Chuck Burton January 19, 2014 at 10:43 AM
What people do sexually is their own business, as long as they hurt no one else, physically or emotionally, and stay with people in their own age group.
Buzz Beeler January 19, 2014 at 08:24 PM
As the saying goes; to each their own. I can remember the MD State Censor Board when Mary Avera was the director. I once interviewed her and asked what her qualifications were? She responded her qualifications were she was married to a hot blooded Italian man. That was it. Those were her qualifications. Here I was of cop and writer for the Sun and asked her if thought it was right for he to determine what I can and cannot watch. She said yes. Needless to say I had a field-day with that one.
Chuck Burton January 19, 2014 at 08:32 PM
And I'll bet, Buzz, Mary Avera probably considered herself a liberal minded person. LOL!
Buzz Beeler January 19, 2014 at 09:26 PM
Chuck are related to the outdoors writer from the Sun? I think his first name was Bill. This goes way back. I started out freelancing for them and then went to a part time job with the News American. As far as Avera went, I thought it was ludicrous for her to decide what adults were going to watch.
Chuck Burton January 20, 2014 at 10:38 AM
No relation, Buzz. Met him once at an outdoors show. Seemed pleasant. I wonder why Popes, Imams, Rabbis and other priestly politicians think they are any more entitled than I am to tell folks what is good, bad, right, wrong, etc. But I think the so-called Golden Rule is a good basis for behavior.

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