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Myrtle Beach Campground Celebrates Leap Year With The Theme, “What Are You Going to Do with Your Extra Day this Year?”

January 31, 2012, Myrtle Beach, S.C ”To commemorate the 2012 leap year, Ocean Lakes Family Campground is hosting a yearlong celebration called “Leap Into Fun.” Ocean Lakes teammates will recognize unofficial holidays that have fun themes and provide activities in park and online to campground guests. Leap Into Fun kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Every month, Leap Into Fun will encompass several unique holidays or commemorative days that relate to various aspects of Ocean Lakes’ amenities, activities and culture. The award-winning campground will include the wacky celebrations on its activities calendars and online through its website, Facebook page, Twitter account and blog.

Special days that Ocean Lakes plans to celebrate in February include “Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” (Feb. 4) and “Love Your Pet Day” (Feb. 20). Ice cream is a tradition at this large oceanfront campground, so Sandy’s Eat n’ Meet, the campground’s eatery, will serve ice cream alongside its breakfast menu. For National Love Your Pet Day, guests will be able to stop by the Ocean Lakes offices and pick up a red ribbon and treats for their animal friends that day. Pets are an important part of every family and one of the reasons that guests choose to camp at Ocean Lakes is that they can bring their pets along.

“When we realized that 2012 was leap year and that we will have an extra day, our teammates decided that they wanted to come up with fun ways our guests can spend that extra day,” said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “We have the best guests in the world! They love to have fun and we love to give them opportunities like Leap Into Fun.”

A list of the Leap Into Fun events that are scheduled so far is available at

To reserve a camping site, guests can call (877) 510-1413. To rent one of the campground’s 300 rental houses, they may call (800) 845-2229.
For more information about Ocean Lakes, visit its website, follow the campground on Twitter or ‘like’ it on Facebook.

For more information about Ocean Lakes, visit its blog, follow the campground on Twitter or ‘like’ it on Facebook.

About Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. Located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., it has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2011-2012 National “Park of the Year” in the Mega Park category and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) five times. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program. In 2006, Ocean Lakes received the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina. Ocean Lakes covers 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront. It offers 3,447 sites” 893 of which are large and pull-through to accommodate larger RVs. It was built by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters, starting in 1970. It opened with 30 campsites and one bathhouse in 1971. On an average seasonal day, Ocean Lakes has 25,000 – 30,000 guests enjoying the countless amenities that have made it a local favorite and a national vacation destination. It currently holds a 9.5/9/9.5 ranking out of 10/10/10 from the Trailer Life Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a division of The Jackson Companies, a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.