September 30-October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29, 2022
Pick one weekend of Family Fun or REPEAT the Fun!
Trick o’ Treat will be at 4:30 PM on Saturdays all 5 weekends. See details below.
WHAT are Halloweekends all about? Let us show you!
2022 Halloweekends Theme |
Welcome to Sandyland! Escape the Game of LIFE
…We hope to Escape IAN. See Storm Info Updates.
Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year at Ocean Lakes. Everyone at the campground decorates and joins in all the weekend festivities. For many families near and far, Halloweekends have become an annual family tradition! Bring your candy bag and pumpkin – it’s a treat for everyone!
First: Safety and Security Policies | Masks and Face Coverings & More
The 3 Major Considerations regarding Masks:
1 If wearing a mask due to COVID, mask guidelines recommend covering the nose and mouth only.
2 If wearing a mask for Halloweekends, guidelines address and restrict FULL Face Coverings and Masks to set times and locations for guest safety and security concerns (see Ocean Lakes Mask Policies below).
3 Security Reasons – Avoiding fully covered faces where ONLY the guest’s eyes are showing. We want to honor the spirit of the holiday fun but must keep safety and security a priority – that includes identifying guests when needed.
Ocean Lakes Mask Policies:
1 Full masks and face coverings (that cover MORE than the nose and mouth) are only permitted to be worn in Ocean Lakes for the 5 Halloweekends*** (on Fridays and Saturdays).
2 Full masks and face coverings cannot be worn in our businesses (Sandy Mart, RV Center, Golf Cars, Main Office, Ocean Lakes Properties, Sandy Harbor) except during Trick o’ Treating on Saturdays from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. They are generally permitted in the Recreation Center as it is the hub of our Halloweekend events and costume contests.
3 Operating a vehicle or golf car with a FULL mask or face covering is NOT permitted as it is a safety issue and also hinders Security in identifying underage drivers.
No Outside Characters Allowed | Our Halloweekend activities are only for guests staying at Ocean Lakes and our Annual Lease Site Holders.
Security teammates will use discretion on a case-by-case basis as needed throughout Halloweekends regarding masks, coverings, costumes, and decorations.
Traffic Note | The South Gate will be open for Halloweekends: Friday & Saturday 8 AM – Midnight, Sundays 8 AM ( it closes at 4 PM).
Please remember all the “young eyes and young ears” in our campground and be family-friendly!
2022 Events* (all 5 Halloweekends):
♥ Please Note: Technology is needed for Contests, Voting, and Scavenger Hunts.
Download Ocean Lakes APP. Have extra fun with our APP that features Halloween Bonus Content including AR (augmented reality) features and QR Codes on the Star Walk in the Recreation Center.
Download Ocean Lakes APP in Google Play or iTunes.
2022 Thursday Events | September 29th, and October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th |
Come join us in the Recreation Center, Room C to make your very own Halloween mason jar. Recommended for Ages 10 and up. We will provide all the materials necessary to paint and decorate your very own unique Jar. You can use your imagination to create something or follow the examples we provide for you. We will keep class open from 3 PM to 5 PM. The time it takes to finish depends on what you choose to make. Cost: Pay the instructor $5 per jar upon arriving to class.
Halloweekend Movie Showing | 6 PM-8 PM [Check our Thursday’s Dinner Special in Oct. at Sandy Harbor Cafe] Grab the whole family and come on down to the Recreation Center. Bring your pillows, blankets, drinks, and snacks. We will be showing some Halloween classics. No fee.
10/6: Hocus Pocus
10/20: The Addams Family (animated version)
2022 Friday Events | October 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th |
All ages are welcome. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Class will open at 9:15 AM. Please be sure to arrive to class on time. All seats typically fill up as soon as class opens. No painters allowed into class after 12 PM. You will have until 2 PM to finish the item you choose to paint. There is a wide variety of ceramics to choose from. Prices for all ceramics range from $2 up to $40, depending on the item you choose. Held in the Recreation Center, Room C. You will be able to paint, dry, gloss, dry and take your ceramic with you the same day.
We have added an exciting new workshop hosted by Rock N Roots Plant Co. This class is open to all campers and will provide necessary materials to teach and walk you through making your very own pumpkin succulent. The white pumpkin is 10 inches and there will be 5 succulents inside. Cost is $45 and you will pay the instructor upon arrival to class. Class runs from 12 PM to 1 PM. Please sign up by emailing email@example.com or by using the QR codes provided on the flyers at the Recreation Office.
Join us in the Recreation Center for this fun, musical twist on the original bingo game we typically play. Snippets of songs in different categories will be played and you will have to match up the song played with the song titles on your Bingo Card. We will give a few hints along the way. In between rounds of Music Bingo, we will play 3 rounds of Stupid Trivia. 10 Wacky, crazy questions in each round. NO cheating! No fee.
2022 Saturday Events | October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th |
Pumpkin Contestants | Drop off your carved/painted/decorated pumpkin between 9 AM and 11:30 PM in Room A located in the Recreation Center on Saturday mornings in October. Please Note: Must be a real pumpkin to win. We will award prizes in each of the following categories: Most Unique, Funniest, Best Theme Execution, Best Painted/Decorated, and Best Carving. Winners will be posted in the Recreation Center prior to the Monster Mash Ball. We ask that you pick your pumpkin up between 7 PM and 9 PM on Saturday night. Pumpkins not picked up will be thrown away on Sunday. No fee.
Pumpkin Judging/Voting | ♥ Please Note: Technology is needed for Voting | 12 PM-3 PM
We encourage all to come join us in the Recreation Center side room to view and vote for your favorite pumpkins from 12 PM to 3 PM on the day of. You must vote via the App/Web (no paper ballots).
Come out to the Recreation Center to learn the classic Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Dance. Class is approximately 45 minutes. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please be sure to bring water and a towel with you. Cost: Pay the instructor $5 at the time of the class.
IN PERSON ON STAGE | Pet Costume Contest | 12 PM
Please sign up your friendly pet in the Recreation Office. The contest will be held in the Recreation Center. We will award prizes in the following categories: Most Unique, Cutest, Funniest, and Best of Show. Cost is $5 per pet, and all proceeds go to help Canine Angels.
Grab your loved ones and come out to show off your amazing family/group costumes in the Recreation Center! NO PRE-SIGNUP REQUIRED. Just show up before 1 PM to fill out your index information card. We will have winners in 2 different categories: Best Couples Costumes and Family/Group Costumes. All participants are encouraged to really go all out with their stage performance and are allowed a few minutes to sing or act out costumes. Top 5 in each category will win a prize. No fee.
Due to the popularity of this event, with over 300 participants, we are moving all individual costumes to our online costume contest.
Weekly | ♥ Please Note: Technology is needed for Entry
Stop by the official Costume Contest Photo-Op in the Recreation Center to take your best costume photo. Enter the contest through the Ocean Lakes App online at OceanLakes.com by completing the digital form and uploading the entry photo.
Top 5 winners in the following categories will win a prize: Scariest, Funniest, Cutest, Most Unique, Best DIY Costume, Best Last-Minute Costume, and Best Ocean lakes 2022 Themed Costume. Winners will be contacted and announced by 8 PM on Saturday night. Plan to go early to avoid a line and meet the upload deadline. No fee.
Treaters | If you want to hand out treats, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP IN THE RECREATION OFFICE PRIOR TO 2 PM ON THE DAY OF. You will be given a distinctive Halloweekend sign to put at your site. You can start handing out treats at 4:30 PM. You will most likely run out of candy so just buy the amount of candy you want to hand out. When you run out take your sign down.
Tricksters | At 4 PM (NO SOONER), those wishing to go Trick or Treating around the campground can pick up the Treat Friendly Site List at the Recreation Office. No fee.
Site Decorators | If you are interested in entering your site in the Halloween decorating contest, sign up in the Recreation Office prior to 5 PM on the day of. Please keep your decorations “young eyes” friendly for this event. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Creative, Best Theme Execution, and Best Overall Decorated. No fee.
Site Judges | ♥ Please Note: Technology is needed for Voting | You Must Vote Via App/Website
At 6 PM (NO SOONER) on Saturday, we will give out a list to those interested in viewing/judging the sites. Upon receiving the list, our guests will perform the “Creepy Site Crawl” throughout the campground. All votes must be uploaded using the app or website before 8 PM on Saturday. Only 1 vote per family. No lists will be handed out after 7:30 PM.
Come join us with all your spooktacular costumes and dance the night away with our D.J. between 7 PM and 9 PM in the Recreation Center. We will be announcing the winners of the Pumpkin Carving Contest and the Creepy Site Crawl during the Ball. Winners will also be posted on the Recreation doors. No fee.
Just For Fun Activities
Amazing Race |
Do you miss participating in our annual amazing race? Well, now you can enjoy this family fun activity on your own. Stop by the Recreation Office to pick up your packet. We will provide you with race rules, race questions, and race answers in an envelope for you to score yourself once completed. No prizes. No fee.
Download the Ocean Lakes App by scanning the QR code and join the fun! The clues for each pumpkin are located throughout the campground. Scan each clue to complete the search and earn a badge in the App. Show badge at Recreation Office to win a prize! Limit 1 prize per family.
This CLUE-themed scavenger hunt will have you chasing clues throughout the campground to locate the next crime scene. Good luck figuring out the identity of our suspect!
We are excited to announce that Jessie from Myrtle Beach Face Painting will be helping with all your face painting needs this year. Jessie will be set up every Saturday throughout October in the Recreation Center. You MUST sign up for this activity. Sign up begins Saturday morning, and we are only accepting the first 50 to participate. No fee.
Come on out to the Recreation Center to put your counting skills to the test. Guessing jars will be available for viewing in the Recreation Center weekly from 9 AM each Friday until 4 PM on Saturday. Voting must be done using the Ocean Lakes App. Winners who guess the closest without going over wins. All winners will be contacted by 8 PM on Saturday to pick up their prize. No fee.
*ALL events SUBJECT TO CHANGE