Ocean Lakes Family Campground Hosts 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge On New Year's Eve

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More Than 300 Participants Are Expected To Take The Icy Challenge and Help Charities With Donations Collected At The Event

The Ocean Lakes Polar Bear Plunge definitely offers a shot of adrenaline for participants and a fun way for our guests to celebrate New Year's Eve at the beach. Our guests are freezin' for a reason to help charities and food banks in our area.

This New Year's Eve more than 300 participants are expected to take the ultimate icy challenge and immerse their bodies in the frigid waters of the Atlantic. Ocean Lakes Family Campground will host its 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at 3 p.m., at the oceanfront Observation Deck. Festivities will be open to all guests staying at the campground.

Adventurers across the United States have rushed into the cold waters for more than 100 years, usually in the name of charity. Ocean Lakes began their exhilarating winter tradition in 1999 when three courageous souls took a dive into the ocean, kicking off the annual event.

“The Ocean Lakes Polar Bear Plunge definitely offers a shot of adrenaline for participants and a fun way for our guests to celebrate New Year's Eve at the beach,” said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “Our guests are freezin' for a reason to help charities and food banks in our area.”

Participants will be asked to bring two non-perishable canned items and pay a $6 yearly membership fee for the event. The membership will include entry into the Polar Bear Plunge, a t-shirt naming participants a “Polar Bear,” bragging rights and warm refreshments.

Participants are asked to sign up in advance at the Recreation Office by noon that day.

More information about Ocean Lakes Family Campground is available at http://www.oceanlakes.com. To stay up-to-date on Ocean Lakes' activities and news, head to Twitter and Facebook.

To book a reservation at Ocean Lakes, call 1-877-510-1413. For rental property information, call 1-800-845-2229.

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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