Ocean Lakes Family Campground's Halloween Celebration Offers Families Three Weekends of Fun — Oct. 18 - 19, 25 - 26, and Nov. 1 - 2, 2013

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Myrtle Beach Campground Brings Back the Good Ole Days of Safe, Kid-friendly Halloween Festivities That the Entire Family Can Enjoy

Our Halloween celebrations have become so popular that this year we had to add an additional weekend. These Halloween Weekends have become a family tradition for many who join us to create happy memories that will last a lifetime.

Halloween festivities at Ocean Lakes Family Campground have become so popular that the campground has added another weekend of events. Family-friendly activities will take place Oct. 18 - 19, Oct. 25 - 26, and Nov. 1 - 2. Activities are for registered guests of the campground only, so anyone interested in attending are encouraged to reserve a campsite or house rental soon, before any of the Halloween Weekends are completely booked.

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 magic show, and trick or treating.

"Our Halloween celebrations have become so popular that this year we had to add an additional weekend," said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. "Our guests enjoy the variety of Halloween-themed activities that we have, and they know that they can relax and have fun because of our safe and secure family environment."

Each weekend of fright-filled fun begins on Friday night with a Spooktacular Magic Show. 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 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. In addition, there will be a free Comedy Hypnosis Show where guests are entertained by volunteers who become rappers, ballet dancers or partake in silly contests.

"Our guests love the family atmosphere with their children or grandchildren," said Krumm. "Many of our guests decorate their campsites and really get into the spirit of things. 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 http://www.oceanlakes.com, follow it on Twitter or “like” the campground on Facebook.

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 3,447 sites — 893 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 10/10/10 from the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance.

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, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.

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