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Ocean Lakes 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge


*December 31st at the Observation Deck

(Sign up in advance at the Recreation Office by Noon.)

Polar Bear Plunge teenOur winter Ocean Lakes Tradition!  Can you believe more than 600 guests participate in this event!

“We’re freezin’ for a reason” this year! The Plunge takes place Dec. 31 at 3 PM – what a way to end the year! Join this exclusive club by taking a dip in the Atlantic.  It all began with three brave souls. The numbers increase annually as brave (crazy) guests take the plunge. From young to old, they always have a great time!

Participants are asked to bring two non-perishable canned items to help our friends at South Strand Helping Hand, which provides support and resources to the needy in our community. In addition to the 2 cans of food, there is a $7 yearly membership fee that includes entry into the Polar Bear Plunge, a T-shirt naming participants a “Polar Bear,” and bragging rights.

Pre-Plunge party kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on the beach by the Observation Deck. Get pumped up with music by DJ Banana Jack (of Starfish Radio) and snap a photo with our polar bear mascot. Polar Bears staying warm

**Open only to guests staying at Ocean Lakes**
Buy Tickets Online NowREGISTER ONLINE – Guarantee Your T-Shirt Size | Simply follow the link by December 5th, 2018 to pre-pay the registration of $7 per participant and to pre-order each Polar Bear’s shirt by size. Then bring two cans of non-perishable food to restock our local food banks. (Suggested Items: Applesauce, Peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, soup, tuna, cooking oil, etc.)
Please note: Shirts are NOT guaranteed after December 5th – we will do our best to have extra shirts, but we may not have the right size.
REGISTER LAST MINUTE IN PERSON| Swing by the Ocean Lakes Recreation Center – bring $7 and two cans of food. Registration begins ONLINE Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. PLEASE bring your food donation and registration fee. You must register by NOON Dec. 31.
TIP | Check the expiration date on the cans! It really helps the food bank volunteers. See recommendations.
REMEMBER | To be an official “Polar Bear” and earn the T-shirt, you MUST go all the way under the water and your hair must get wet – not just damp but soaking wet!
Polar Crowd with camerasNOTE | This event is open ONLY to guests staying in Ocean Lakes and our annual lease site holders.

So, where are you going to be this New Year’s Eve day? We hope you’ll join our “happy campers” and celebrate the New Year!

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