Ocean Lakes to Hold Third Annual Surf Camp
Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will be partnering with the Billabong Surf Camp program again this summer. Participants learn to surf during the three-day camp, receive instruction on safety, surf etiquette, coastal and marine ecology and board shaping, according to a news release.
Named a National “RV Park of the Year” by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), Ocean Lakes is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States with over 310 acres of campsites.
Ocean Lakes established its surf camp in 2004 as a part of the Campground’s Summer Recreation Activity Schedule, which covers events running from June to mid-August.
In 2007, Billabong joined Ocean Lakes as a partner, increasing the camp’s popularity. Billabong is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surf accessories. Their products are sold in more than 100 countries and they currently run fewer than four-dozen surf camps around the world.
“There are only a dozen Billabong Surf Camps on the East Coast, so Ocean Lakes is honored to be one of their locations,” said Barb Krumm, director of marketing and public relations for the campground. “We work very hard to keep our calendar full of fun activities for everyone, and this surf camp is a great opportunity for our teen and tween campers to get a world-class experience.”
Surf Camp is open to all Ocean Lakes’ guests ages 10-16 from June 4 through Aug. 16 and is $75 per person. The camp will run in two weekly sessions. Participants have their choice of either Monday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Friday. Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Billabong provides all surfboards and each camp participant will receive three days of surfing instruction, a camp group picture and a bag of Billabong souvenirs.