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 is Halloweekends all about? Let us show you!
2021 Theme was: Lights… Camera…Halloweekends! Celebrate the Golden Years of Ocean Lakes starring our very own, Sandy STARfish! We are rolling out the red carpet for our guests this October! Dress up as your favorite star and glam out your site as we bring Hollywood to Ocean Lakes! Every Friday and Saturday in October is a Halloweekend. We will be announcing more information in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
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!
Safety and Security Policies Regarding Masks and Face Coverings
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.
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!
See photos and info on our Blog! Watch the “How to” Video below. Download our App!
2021 Friday Events* (all 5 Halloweekends):
Family Ceramics | 9:15 AM | All ages are welcome. Children younger than 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited to only 30 spots per class so be sure to arrive on time. You may only attend 1 class. We have a variety of items to choose from ranging in price from $2.00 up to $40.00. Completed items will be ready to pick up Friday evening starting at 6 PM. Held in the Recreation Building, Room C. There is a daily supply fee of $1.50 plus the cost of the item you choose to paint.
Beachside Movie Night: Presenting Halloween Classics* | 7 PM | 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 your favorite Halloween Classics. Please note: The basketball courts will shut down at 6:15 PM in order to prepare for the movie.
*In case of inclement weather or high winds, the Beachside Movie will be canceled.
2021 Saturday 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.
Pumpkin Carving/Painting/Decorating Contest | Drop Off Pumpkin 9 AM-Noon
Contestants | Drop off your carved/painted/
Pumpkin Judging | ♥ Please Note: Technology is needed for Voting.
Between 1 PM – 4 PM Saturday you can vote for your favorite pumpkin! You must vote via the App/Web (no paper ballots).
Costume Contest Entry: Family & Pet | Begins Friday at 9 AM, ends Saturday at 3 PM | APP needed
Weekly, beginning 9 AM Friday – 3 PM Saturday, stop by the official Costume Contest Photo-op located in the Recreation Center to take your best costume photo. Enter the contest through the Ocean Lakes APP or online at Oceanlakes.com by completing the digital form and uploading the entry photo. There will be 6 winners (per week) in each of the following categories (Funn
♥ Please Note: Technology is needed for Contest Entry.
Trick o’ Treating | Saturday 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Treaters | YOU MUST SIGN UP!
If you want to hand out treats, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP IN REC.OFFICE prio
Tricksters | Saturday at 4:30 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 and Contest | Saturday 6:30 – 8 PM
Site Decorators | If you are interested in entering your site in the Halloween decorating contest, stop into the Recreation Office to sign up for the contest by 4 PM the day of. Then upload a photo of your site via Ocean Lakes App’s “Costume Button” under “Choose a Contest” select “Creepy Site Crawl.” Please keep your decorations “young eyes and young ears” 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 | You must vote via the App/Web (no paper ballots)
At 6 PM on Saturday, we will give out a Creepy Site list for viewing/judging. Upon receiving the list, our guests will perform the “Creepy Site Crawl” throughout the campground. All votes must be uploaded using the app before 8 PM on Saturday night. (No lists will be handed out after 7:30 pm.)
♥ Please Note:Technology is needed for Voting.
Halloweekend Mobile Phone Fun | Download Ocean Lakes App to play!
3D Pumpkin Search (AR): Collect 16 AR (Augmented Reality) animated pumpkins. Do you miss participating in our annual Amazing Race? Enjoy this family-fun activity on your own! Log into Ocean Lakes APP to play, click on the “3D Pumpkin” button to scan and collect pumpkins. No prize. Collect APP Badges when you create an account in App.
QR Code Halloweekend Scavenger Hunt: Find all 10 locations! Click “Games” in the App Menu. Use our APP to Scan QR Code to get the next Clue. Decipher the Clue to find the next QR Code location. You must find them in order. When you reach the end you’ll earn an in App Badge (if you created an account). Show this App Badge to the Recreation Office team for a prize. (Limit one per family.)
Starfish Walk of Fame: Don’t miss the STARfish Walk in the Recreation Center featuring more than 16 different Sandy STARfish and 50 Hollywood style floor tiles, many featuring a special QR Code.
How to: Open the Ocean Lakes App. On the Main Screen click on the Toolbox icon in the bottom right corner to find the App’s “QR Code Reader.” Scan the QR Codes on the STARfish Walk in the App for fun facts and trivia. Plus, there is Bonus Material – DO NOT need to App for this QR Code – scan with your phone’s camera to see the interview with Sandy Starfish’s creator, Ron Zwing, on YouTube.
Exiting the Park?
South Gate | Our South Gate will be open to help all the Halloween revelers get in as quick as possible to start having fun! The South Gate will be open 8 AM – Midnight each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the month of October.
North Gate | Our North Gate will be open to guests exiting right out of the campground on Sundays throughout the month of October from 9 AM – 11 AM. Guests will use Salt Works Road to depart from our North Gate and remember, this is for northbound traffic ONLY.
No Outside Characters Allowed | Our Halloweekend activities are only for guests staying at Ocean Lakes and our Annual Lease Site Holders.
Feel like a Superstar and Strike a Pose in our stylish grey and black ringer tee shirt for adults! Entertain the kids with Ocean Lakes Red Carpet STARfish on our dark grey youth tee shirts. Declare a Toast in our Ocean Lakes Souvenir Cups. And pick out a Pumpkin Bag in our Main Office Gift Shop! Commemorate your 2021 Halloweekend vacation with some Bling… for sale in the Main Office Gift Shop and the Recreation Office beginning Oct. 1.
*ALL events SUBJECT TO CHANGE – especially due to COVID-19.
If any guest has concerns about their well-being or that of their family members, we recommend abstaining from using our amenities or participating in our activities. We truly want every guest to have a positive and enjoyable experience at Ocean Lakes, ultimately we want everyone to exhibit caution and consideration.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to remain proactive with social distancing, sanitizing, and minimizing shared items. It is everyone’s personal responsibility to help ensure the well-being of their family and to be aware of how their actions impact others. Our team will do everything we can to follow the recommended guidelines throughout our operations.