Ocean Lakes 21st Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Guests are “Freezin’ for a Reason” to Help Local Food Banks

*December 31st at the Observation Deck – Online CLOSED! Began on November 15! See below….
(Register online – see link below. Sign up in advance at the Recreation Office by Noon.)

Polar Bear Plunge teenDec. 29th – 2021 SOLD OUT – SEE OPTION BELOW
Our 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! Heads up: you must immerse your body from head to toe (yes, your head must get wet) – this is a Polar Bear Plunge not a Turtle Toe Touch, LOL.

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. Registration is $10 and you must donate two nonperishable items per person in the Recreation Office or donate a minimum of $2 per person when registering online. The membership fee 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. Our live DJ will get you pumped up with music while guests snap a photo with our polar bear mascot.

SOLD OUT 12/29 – but you can still participate:

700 Polar Bears signed up! If you still want to join the 2021 Club, you are still welcome to Plunge! We are out of the official 2021 Polar Plunge shirts. But we have other shirts! If you would like to join the Plunge and donate $10 (for South Strand Helping Hand) we have a limited number of previous year Polar Bear shirts and 2021 summer pre-dyed tie-dye tee shirts. Make sure to come into the Recreation Office to Sign Up and get your wristband to plunge. YOU MUST SIGN UP BEFORE NOON Dec. 31st to participate!

NOTE:  Individuals who sign up online will need to pick up their wristbands and packets in the Recreation Office starting on December 28th. Packets must be picked up by NOON on December 31st.

**Open only to guests staying at Ocean Lakes**

NOTE | 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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