Ocean Lakes Family Campground's Popular Halloween Celebrations Span Three Weekends: Oct. 16-17, Oct. 23-24, And Oct. 30-31, 2015

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Safe, Kid-Friendly Halloween Festivities Are Provided For Guests At Myrtle Beach's Ocean Lakes, One Of The Largest Campgrounds In America

Guests appreciate the safe environment, and they enjoy the variety of activities that make Ocean Lakes a very special place to celebrate Halloween.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is hosting three popular Halloweekends for registered guests this year. Family-friendly Halloween activities at Ocean Lakes will take place Oct. 16 - 17, Oct. 23 - 24, and Oct. 30 - 31. Those interested in attending are encouraged to make reservations for a campsite or house rental as soon as possible, as accommodation options tend to sell out early.

All three weekends feature an assortment of family-friendly, traditional activities. From pumpkin carving contests to costume contests for both humans and pets, to trick or treating, the events are designed to be fun for all ages. Prizes range from glow in the dark cups to free campsite nights.

"A weekend of Halloween activities at Ocean Lakes is something that many families look forward to each year," said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. "They appreciate the safe environment, and they enjoy the variety of activities that make Ocean Lakes a very special place to celebrate Halloween.”

Each weekend begins with Spooky Tales Of The Grand Strand on Friday night at 7 p.m. The scene is set at Sandy's Center Stage in Camptown Center. Guests can bring blankets and hear tales of local ghostly folklore while enjoying complimentary hot chocolate and coffee.

Each Saturday, families can enjoy a full day of Halloween-themed activities. The fun begins at 9 a.m. with a Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest. At 11 a.m., The Great Pumpkin Search & Scavenger Hunt gets underway. Pets show off their best costumes at 1 p.m., when the Pet Costume Contest begins, followed by the Human Costume Contest at 2:30 p.m. Prizes are awarded in categories such as scariest, funniest, cutest, most unique and best costumes. At 4:30 p.m. while it's still daylight, families staying at Ocean Lakes can walk about or hop on golf cars and take the kids Trick or Treating from site to site.

At 6:30 p.m., it's time for the popular Creepy Site Crawl. Campground guests decorate their sites in the Halloween spirit, and families ride golf cars or stroll around the campground checking out the many elaborately decorated campsites. Then, guests vote for the best decorations.

Each Saturday evening concludes with a Monster Mash Ball at 7 p.m. as guests join together in their costumes and dance the spooky night away with a DJ. The winners of the Pumpkin Carving Contest and the Creepy Site Crawl will be announced during the celebration and fun.

"Many families are making it a tradition to stay at Ocean Lakes for one or more of our Halloweekends," said Krumm. "And more and more, we're seeing not just parents and kids. The extended family members including grandparents, aunts and uncles are coming along for the fun. It's all about making memories that will last a lifetime."

More information about Ocean Lakes is available at http://www.oceanlakes.com. To stay up-to-date on Ocean Lakes activities and news, head to Twitter and 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 — 859 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 perfect 10/10*/10 rating from the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance. This puts Ocean Lakes Family Campground in the Top 1% of the private campgrounds in North America. TripAdvisor awarded Ocean Lakes its 2015 “Certificate of Excellence.”

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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