Ocean Lakes 24th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

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Thank you to 855 Polar Bears who participated in the 2023 Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for our local food bank!

Our winter Ocean Lakes Tradition. “We’re freezin’ for a reason!” The Plunge takes place on Dec. 31 at 3 PM – what a way to end the year! Join this exclusive club by taking a dip in the Atlantic.  It all began with three brave souls. The numbers increase annually as brave (crazy) guests take the plunge. From young to old, they always have a great time! Heads up: you must immerse your body from head to toe (yes, your head must get wet) – this is a Polar Bear Plunge, not a Turtle Toe Touch, LOL.

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.

Registration | Online registration begins Nov. 15th, 2024 for the Polar Bear Plunge. The membership fee includes entry into the Polar Bear Plunge, a T-shirt naming participants a “Polar Bear,” and bragging rights.

Pre-Plunge party kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on the beach by the Observation Deck. Our live DJ will get you pumped up with music while guests snap a photo with our polar bear mascot.

Buy Tickets OnlineYOU MUST SIGN UP BEFORE NOON, Dec. 31st, to participate!

Individuals who sign up ONLINE must pick up their wristbands and packets in the Recreation Office starting on December 29th. Packets must be picked up by NOON on December 31st.

SHIRT SIZE | Please put your name and the requested t-shirt size in the “Name” field when registering. If you do not include your t-shirt size, you will NOT be guaranteed to receive your desired size.

NOTE | This event is open ONLY to guests staying in Ocean Lakes and our annual lease site holders.

So, where will you be this New Year’s Eve day? We hope you’ll join our “happy campers” and celebrate the New Year!

NOTE:  If there are thunderstorms, we will push back the plunge until safe to do so.

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