Myrtle Beach's Ocean Lakes Family Campground Will Host Its 16th Annual Beach n' Boogie Weekend February 12 And 13

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Celebrate Valentine's Day At One Of North America's Top Rated Campgrounds With Concerts By The Embers And The Band Of Oz, Shag Lessons And Family-Friendly Fun

The weekend will be full of excitement as guests move to the beat of South Carolina's state dance, the shag, and enjoy activities for the whole family.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground will host its 16th Annual Beach n' Boogie Weekend from Feb. 12 through Feb. 13. This family-friendly event will include live beach music, shag lessons by the legendary shag instructor Judy Duke, and a variety of fun activities for all ages. The celebration is exclusively for guests of the campground and sites are still available.

The Beach n' Boogie Weekend will begin on Friday, Feb. 12, with Carolina beach music performed by The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. In true South Carolina fashion, the fun kicks off again on Saturday, Feb. 13, with shag lessons by Judy Duke from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Later in the evening, guests will be able to practice their new moves to tunes by The Band of Oz, a dynamic eight-member group with a full horn section, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. All Beach n' Boogie activities will be held in the Recreation Building, merely feet from the Atlantic.

“We're thrilled to kick off the entertainment at Ocean Lakes' Beach n' Boogie Weekend with an incredible performance by South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame inductee The Embers,” said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “The weekend will be full of excitement as guests move to the beat of South Carolina's state dance, the shag, and enjoy activities for the whole family.”

Wristbands for the Beach n' Boogie Weekend are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door, for adults, and $5 for children between 4 and 11. The wristband is good for admission to all concerts and activities, and it must be worn at all times.

"Many guests come back year after year and celebrate Valentine's Day at our Beach n' Boogie Weekend,” said Krumm. “This year it coincides with Presidents Day so it's a three-day weekend of fun.”

Some Upcoming Events For Ocean Lakes Family Campground in 2016:

22nd Annual Quilt Gala (Feb. 26 – Feb. 27)

18th Annual Bluegrass Weekend (Aug. 26 – Aug. 27)

Halloweekends (Oct. 14 – Oct. 15, Oct. 21 – Oct. 22, Oct. 28 – Oct. 29)

16th Annual Polar Beach Plunge (Dec. 31)

For more information about Ocean Lakes, visit, 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 — 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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