MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Halloween festivities at Ocean Lakes Family Campground have become so popular that the campground features three weekends of events, according to Ocean Lakes Family Campground. Family-friendly activities will take place Oct. 17 to 18, Oct. 24 to 25, and Oct. 31 to Nov. 1.
Activities are for registered guests of the campground only, so anyone interested in attending are encouraged to make a reservation for a campsite or house rental soon. The weekends close to Oct. 31 will be the first to fill up. All three weekends will feature the same festivities full of traditional activities and entertainment such as pumpkin carving contests, costume contests (human and pet), a show to entertain the entire family, site decorating contests and trick or treating.
“Our Halloween Weekends continue to become more popular,” said Barb Krumm, director of marketing and public relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “Our guests of all ages have so much fun with the Halloween activities, and they know that they can relax because of our safe and secure family environment.”
Each weekend of fright-filled fun begins on Friday night with a Spooktacular Magic Show featuring family entertainment. This evening of free entertainment begins at 7 p.m. in the Recreation Center. On Saturday, a full day of planned Halloween-themed activities are designed to please the young and young at heart. Activities include Candy Corn Guess, Halloween Family Crafts, and The Great Pumpkin Search and Scavenger Hunt, where guests search the campground for hidden pumpkins. There will be costume contests for adults, groups, children, and pets. Guests can also participate in Halloween games and traditional activities like a Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest, and the kids’ favorite tradition, Trick or Treating. The entire family can enjoy going camper to camper by golf car collecting candy. It’s still daylight, making it easier to trick or treat with the children.
In the evening, guests of the campground can participate in the Creepy Site Crawl by decorating their sites in Halloween motif. Guests cast ballots Saturday evening after they tour the spooky sites throughout the campground to vote for the best decorated sites. Some guests’ stay will span two weekends with elaborately decorated campsites. The final activity of the evening will be a Monster Mash Ball at 7 p.m.
“Word has gotten out about our family atmosphere for children and grandchildren,” said Krumm. “Many of our guests really get into the spirit of things by decorating their campsite or rental house. Ocean Lakes Halloween Weekends have become a family tradition for many who join us to create happy memories that will last a lifetime.”
For more information about Ocean Lakes, visit www.oceanlakes.com, follow it on Twitter or “like” the campground on Facebook.
SOURCE: Ocean Lakes Family Campground press release