On Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th, zombies will descend on the Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation at Brookville in Barnegat for OPERATION HALLOWEEN!

Obviously a lot of events got cancelled this summer, and there are a lot of changes to events happening this fall, but Operation Halloween is going on as scheduled, with a few pandemic restrictions.

From 7pm til 10pm both nights, the Zombie Contingency Agency will be helping people escape a horde of the flesh-eating undead! Highly trained Anti-Zombie Commandos will guide you through the Infected Zone on your way to safety.

In past years Operation Halloween included more family-friendly events before the scary stuff, but unfortunately due to the various pandemic restrictions, they're unable to do it this year. If you do want to run away from zombies, safety is key, and all attendees will be required to wear a mask.

Tickets are $15 per person, and are sold at the gate. 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 Boy Scouts of America Jersey Shore Council. Believe it or not, I was a Boy Scout (technically I still am, because they say you're an Eagle Scout forever) and I used to go to summer camp at the Citta Scout Reservation at Brookville. It's funny living in Barnegat now, because as a kid, Scout Camp always seemed so far away. Now that I'm an adult, I realize that I was only going from Brick to Barnegat, but it felt like so much more of a trip when I was younger.

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