On December 31, 2018, 575 guests took the plunge and became an Ocean Lakes Polar Bear! For the past 18 years, "happy campers" have joined at Ocean Lakes for our Winter tradition of participating in the Polar Bear Plunge. This year, the temperature was around 62 degrees and the water temperature was in the mid 50's.
| The 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge kicked off at 1:30 PM on the beach by the Observation Deck. Guests were able to get pumped up with music and snap a photo with our polar bear mascot.
“We’re Freezin’ For A Reason” | The Plunge takes place December 31st every year - What a way to end the year! You can join this exclusive club by taking a dip in the Atlantic. It all began with three brave souls, and the numbers increase annually as brave guests take the plunge. From young to old, they always have a great time!
Participants are asked to bring two non-perishable canned items to help our friends at South Strand Helping Hand, which provides support and resources to the needy in our community.
Become An Ocean Lakes Polar Bear | There is a $7 yearly membership fee that includes entry into the Polar Bear Plunge, a T-shirt naming participant a “Polar Bear,” and bragging rights. This event is open only to guests staying at Ocean Lakes Family Campground.
Thank You, Next | Guests and teammates had a blast, and we cannot wait for The 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! Thank you to all who participated and donated to South Strand Helping Hand. See you all in 2019!
For more information on our annual Polar Bear Plunge, head over to our website.