Myrtle Beach, S.C. (PRWEB) December 16, 2012
Ocean Lakes Family Campground has expanded its New Year's celebration with an extended weekend of fun for the entire family, including their canine members. The highlight of the weekend will be the 13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on December 31. Festivities will be open to all guests staying at the campground; campsite reservations can be made by calling (877) 510-1413 and rental reservations by calling (800) 845-2229.
A recent industry survey revealed that RVers overall plan to travel more during this 2012 season than they did in previous years. Myrtle Beach's comparatively mild temperatures make Ocean Lakes a highly popular spot for RV enthusiasts during the holidays. The campground sponsors many holiday-themed activities, and campground guests can enjoy an indoor pool, play miniature golf, and enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities such as shuffleboard, ping pong, and horseshoes, and long walks along the uncrowded beach.
Pets are a big part of camping and Ocean Lakes has added two new events for pets for 2012. The indoor holiday festivities will be located in the recreation center. On Saturday, December 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Plunger the Polar Bear will be available to have his photo taken with campers and their pets during the new "Polar Paws" event. At 10 a.m., guests can enjoy the "Deck the Paws Pet Pageant." Pets, dressed in their holiday finest, will compete for prizes in a variety of categories. The $5 entry fee will be donated to help injured and stray animals.
Guests can attend a daytime party in the RV park and still enjoy the Myrtle Beach nightlife.
On December 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, there will be a New Year's Eve party. For $8.50 per person, guests can enjoy refreshments, games, music and party favors. Then, at 3 p.m., is the main event. Campers who wish to participate in the 13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will meet at the shoreline. Over 450 guests participated last year.
Ocean Lakes is also hosting the first “New Year Tri” on January 1, 2013. Guests can participate in the 100-yard indoor pool swim, 8-mile bike ride and a 1.6-mile run. Registration is open until December 20, 2012, and the cost is $45. For more information about the "New Year Tri" visit http://www.LongBayTri.com. The event coordinator can be contacted at longbaytri (at) live (dot) com.
"We have a variety of family-oriented events throughout the year," said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. "The Polar Bear Plunge has always been one of the favorites. This year, we've added in a few additional holiday activities to make it even more enjoyable for the entire family. We want to thank our guests for choosing Ocean Lakes this year as their vacation destination. Being a part of a family's vacation memories means a lot to us. We look forward to 2013 and seeing our extended family, our guests, again next year."
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 10/9.5/10 ranking out of 10/10/10 from the Trailer Life/Good Sam 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.