Operation Halloween Forecast – This Weekend!

Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr October 23, 2019 16:45

Operation Halloween Forecast – This Weekend!

It is our great honor to provide a Weather NJ Special Event Forecast for the 8th annual 2019 Operation Halloween event this weekend!

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Operation Halloween is a charity Halloween festival that includes both scary and kid-friendly fun. The event is hosted by Southern Ocean Rotary Club and Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America. The event happens this Friday and Saturday, October 25-26 at the Joseph A Citta Scout Reservation located at 229 Brookville Road in Barnegat, NJ.


Family fun at Operation Halloween

Pumpkin Street
Loaded with kids games, activities, and great food there is something for everyone on Pumpkin Street. The whole family can trick or treat, roam a hay maze, paint a pumpkin, or make their own scarecrow at one of the booths hosted by local non-profit groups. Pumpkin Street also features a bounce house and other inflatable fun.

Munchkin Hayride
The whole family can enjoy this scare-free daytime ride through the beautiful woods of the Citta Scout Reservation.


Scary Operation Halloween Stuff

Zombie Outbreak
The legions of the undead have risen and begun to feed on the living. Fear not, the ZCA has been called into action. Our team of highly trained Anti-Zombie Commandos will cover you as you make your way through infected zone to safety. What could possibly go wrong?

Jersey Devil Hayride
Climb aboard the tractor for the Jersey Devil haunted hayride and see the worst that the haunted New Jersey Pine Barrens has to offer.


Friday (Oct 25) daytime high temperatures should reach into the upper-60s at the campground. Skies should be mostly clear with light winds out of the SW. This should make for a relatively mild-feeling afternoon during Pumpkin Street and Munchkin Hayride times. As the sun sets temperatures should drop into the 50s for the scary stuff (Jersey Devil Hayride and Zombie Outbreak). Winds should switch to the W but remain light into overnight hours. I recommend dressing on the warmer side especially for hours after sunset. The SNJ Pine Barrens tend to cool quicker than other parts of NJ due to the porous sand optimizing heat release.

Saturday (Oct 26) daytime high temperatures should reach near-60 at the campground. Skies should be mixed during the day but increase in coverage by evening. Winds should be light out of the E/NE. Temperatures should again fall through the 50s from sunset through the rest of event hours. Just like Friday I recommend dressing warmer (hoodies, coats, etc.) especially for darker/later hours. Light rain is possible later overnight night but shouldn’t interfere with most event hours.

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100% of the proceeds from Operation Halloween go to benefit the many participating charities. The primary beneficiaries are the hosts of the event: The Southern Ocean Rotary Club and The Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America.

With over 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are local clubs that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Proceeds from Operation Halloween in the past have gone to support scholarships for local students and local habitat for humanity construction projects as well as donations to Polio Plus and Shelter Box to support humanitarian relief efforts overseas.

Boy Scouts of America – Jersey Shore Council, headquartered in Toms River, serves more than 6,000 young people in Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. Proceeds from Operation Halloween in the past have helped support the many community service projects the Scouts perform as well as make upgrades and repairs to the facilities at the Joseph A Citta Scout Reservation in Brookville, where the event is held.

In addition to the Scouts and Rotarians, there are also several other non-profit groups who support and benefit from the event as vendors and volunteers. These have included: Hometown Heroes, Zonta, Habitat for Humanity, Healing the Hurting Places, Polio Plus, Shelter Box, Local Interact Clubs, Various local Boyscout Troops and Various local Rotary Clubs.

ADMISSION: Tickets will be sold at the gate.

$15 admission includes Bounce Houses (4-7pm), Munchkin Hayride (4-6pm), Jersey Devil Hayride (7-10pm) and Zombie Outbreak (7-10pm). If you show the following flyer at the gate you will get $5 off the price of admission:

Don’t forget to check into the Facebook event (link below) when you get to the camp. This is much appreciated as it naturally helps us advertise the best ten bucks you can spend in October. Thanks!

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Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr October 23, 2019 16:45