The Beachcomber Fall Guide

Boy Scout Camp Turns into ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ in Barnegat

Sep 23, 2016
File Photo by: Ryan Morrill Taylor Budd of Watertown and Evelynn Morrill of Bayville make their way through Zombieland.

The Boy Scouts of the Jersey Shore Council and the Rotary Clubs of Southern Ocean County join forces for Operation Halloween on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Joseph A. Citta Boy Scout Camp, 229 Brookville Road, Barnegat Township. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 9 p.m.

There is no admission charge. However, a $5 ticket is needed for the Munchkin Hayride and bouncy houses, and a $10 ticket is required for the Jersey Devil Hay Ride and Zombie Apocalypse Breakout maze.

Other activities include pumpkin face painting, face painting, hay maze and trick-or-treat walk. There will also be varieties of food along with nonprofit vendors, games and organization tables.

Wayne Holmes, scout camp director, said the event was launched in 2012.

“Last year over two days, we attracted around 2,000 people,” he said. “It’s a wholesome, family fun activity. The most popular attraction is the Zombie Apocalypse.”

Holmes said organizations are welcome to utilize Operation Halloween as a fundraiser by distributing discount coupons or sponsoring a booth for selling items and providing an activity.

In addition, various helpers are needed for set-up, cleanup, zombie maze actors, make-up artists and construction workers.

For more information, call 609-698-2855, extension 11 or email wayne.holmes@scouting.org.

—E.E.

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