Reservations For Holiday Weekends At One Of The Largest Campgrounds In America Are Filling Up Quickly
September 30, 2016 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Ocean Lakes Family Campground has dedicated three weekends to Halloween festivities due to the growing popularity of this trend. Family-friendly Halloween activities at Ocean Lakes will take place on Oct. 14 – 15, Oct. 21 – 22, and Oct. 28 – 29. The first weekend is almost sold out and spaces for the other weekends are limited, so reservations need to be made as soon as possible.
The three Halloweekends in October will feature a variety of family-friendly games, pumpkin carving and costume contests, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, and much more.
“Our Halloweekends grow in popularity every year,” said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “We are constantly amazed with our guests’ level of excitement, participation and creativity in costumes and decorating.”
The fun begins each Friday of the Halloweekends at 7 p.m. on Sandy’s Meet n Eat center stage. There will be karaoke and Halloween-themed face painting.
Saturday is an all-day Halloween fun fest beginning with a Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Scariest, Most Unique, Most Shocking, Funniest, and Best Overall Pumpkin. At 10 a.m., the Great Pumpkin Hunt begins. Guests can cruise around the campsite in a car or golf cart while solving riddles, looking for clues and finding pumpkins. The first team or person to find ten pumpkins wins a prize. At 11 a.m., there will be a Halloween Scavenger Hunt. The top three groups to find the most correct answers in the quickest amount of time will be awarded prizes.
Costume contests for the entire family – even pets! Guests are encouraged to enter their pets in the Pet Costume Contest. Pets must be signed up by noon the day of the event. The cost is $5 and all proceeds go to Canine Angels Service Dogs, a non-profit that trains rescued dogs for disabled veterans and first responders in the Coastal Carolinas. The human costume contests start at 2 p.m. There is a Family/Group category, as well as six age group categories including: 3 & under, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, and 15 and up. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. There is no fee to enter. All Costume Contests will take place in the Recreation Center.
The most classic and favored tradition of Halloweekend is Trick or Treating. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., guests are encouraged to scurry around the campground and fill up buckets and bags with many sweet treats.
Once guests have had their fill of treats, the festivities continue with the Creepy Site Crawl at 6:30 p.m. and the Monster Mash Ball from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., featuring a DJ dance party and the winners of the Pumpkin Carving Contest and the Creepy Site Crawl will be named.
“Our guests really look forward to Halloweekends and going all out with site decorations and crazy costumes,” said Krumm. “It is rewarding to be able to create a fun and safe Halloween-themed environment that has become an annual tradition with so many families.”
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 3,419 sites — 859 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 perfect 10/10*/10 rating from the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance. This puts Ocean Lakes Family Campground in the Top 1% of the private campgrounds in North America. TripAdvisor awarded Ocean Lakes its 2016 “Certificate of Excellence.”
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, Ocean Lakes Golf Cars, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.