5 Halloweekends

October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31

Pick one weekend or REPEAT the Fun!
(Trick o’ Treat will be at 4:30 PM on Saturdays all 5 weekends. See details below.)

ACTIVITIES ARE IMPACTED BY COVID-19 Halloweekends will be impacted.
Our team is working to make changes to our Halloweekend Activities to help abide by the recommended guidelines. Don’t worry! We want everyone to look forward to the family fun, but we want you to expect some changes in traditional activities. Stay tuned for more details!

2020 Theme:  TBA in September

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!  

See the details of the 2020 Halloweekend Actvitivies below.

Safety and Security Policies Regarding Masks and Face Coverings:

Due to COVID-19, our normal “Masks and Face Coverings” policy has been modified. Face coverings are required in Horry County (see Ordinance here).

Coronavirus guidelines for Masks and Face Coverings recommend covering the nose and mouth.
Halloweekend guidelines address and restrict FULL Face Coverings and Masks to set times and locations for guest safety and security concerns.

Security must AVOID having 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.

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). Full face coverings or masks 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.

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.

Security teammates will use discretion on a case by case basis as needed throughout Halloweekends regarding masks, coverings, costumes and decorations.

*****Please remember all the “young eyes and young ears” in our campground and be family-friendly!

ACTIVITIES ARE IMPACTED BY COVID-19 Halloweekends will be impacted.

Friday Events (all 5 Halloweekends):

Family Ceramics 9:30 am – 1:30 pm: All ages are welcome. Children younger than 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult.  Drop-in any time before 12 pm to paint. We have a wide variety to choose from ranging in price from $1.00 to $40.00. Completed items will be ready to pick up Friday night from 7 pm – 9 pm. Held in the Rec. Building, Room C. There is a daily supply fee of $1.50 plus the cost of the item you choose to paint.

Beachside Movie – PENDING: Grab the whole family for a fun night under the stars.  Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks down to the basketball courts. We will be showing a special themed movie. Please note: The basketball courts will shut down at 6:30 pm in order to prepare for the movie!


Saturday Events (all 5 Halloweekends):

Pumpkin Carving/Painting/Decorating Contest9 am to 12 pm

Drop off your already carved/painted/decorated pumpkin between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm in Room A located in the Rec. Building on Saturday. (Must be a real pumpkin) We will award prizes in each of the following categories: Most Unique, Funniest, Best Theme Execution, Best Decorated, and Best Carving Skills.  Winners will be posted in the Rec. Building prior to the Monster Mash Ball. We ask that you pick your pumpkin up between 7 pm-9 pm Saturday night. (Pumpkins not picked up will be thrown away on Sunday). NO FEE.

We encourage all to join us in the Rec. Building to vote for your favorite pumpkins between 1 pm and 4 pm on the day of.)

Pet Costume Contest – TBA

TBA — Please sign up your friendly pet in the Rec. Office by 11:00 am on the day of. The fee is $5 per pet, and all proceeds will go to help out a charity. The contest will be held in the Rec. Building. We will award prizes in the following categories: Best Dressed, Most Unique, Cutest, Funniest, and Best of Show.

Family Costume Contest – TBA

TBA – Wear your costume to the Rec. Building!  NO PRE-SIGNUP REQUIRED We will have 6 age groups: 1 & under, 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds, 8-12 year olds, 13 and up. There will also be a Family/Group category. (Please note this is the order in which judging will occur.) We will award prizes to winners in the following categories: Scariest, Funniest, Cutest, Most Unique, and Best Overall. NO FEE. The fun doesn’t just stop there. Stop by the Recreation Office and sign up to be in one of our “Special Mini Contests”.

*****In between each age category we will be hosting some really entertaining mini-games. If you would like to be a contestant please stop by the Recreation office to sign up. But hurry there are only 6-10 spots in each category. Prize to the top winner. NO FEE. ******

Trick or Treating – 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

TREATERS: If you want to hand out treats, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP IN REC. office prior to 2 pm on the day of. You will be given a distinctive Halloween 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 in the Rec. Office. NO FEE.

Creepy Site Crawl – 6:00 pm

SITE DECORATORS: If you are interested in entering your site in the Halloween decorating contest, sign up in the Rec. Office prior to 4 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: At 6:00 pm 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 ballots must be returned to the Rec. Office by 8pm in order to be counted. Only 1 ballot per site/family.  (No ballots will be handed out after 7:30 pm)


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 race rules, race questions and race answers in an envelope for you to score yourself once completed. NO PRIZE. NO FEE.

Mini Contests during Human Costume Contest: In between each age category we will be hosting some really entertaining mini games. If you would like to be a contestant please stop by the Recreation office to sign up. But hurry there are only a few spots in each category. Prize to the top winner. NO FEE.