High School Plunge
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
You’ve registered, you’ve raised money, you’ve checked-in…
now it’s time to PLUNGE!
Plungers can arrive at Hampton Beach any time after 9am. We recommend that Plungers arrive by 10am if you have not already checked-in or by 11am if you have already checked-in at one of our remote check-in sites.
There are several metered parking lots available along the beach (meters aren’t active during the winter). There are also several parking lots along the side streets, as well as behind the Casino. If you need to check in, head to the Ashworth by the Sea Hotel
. If you’ve already checked-in, go directly to the Casino Ballroom
Plungers and their guests (all must have wristbands) relax at the Casino Ballroom before the Plunge. At 11:30 the Costume Parade will take place on the street directly in front of the Casino Ballroom.
After the Costume Parade, Plungers head to the changing tents located on the boardwalk. There are three separate changing areas (male, female and faculty/staff). Plungers are assigned to a wave (which limits the number of people taking the Plunge at one time) during check-in. We recommend that Plungers do not leave valuables in the changing tents.
Each wave will be called separately. When a wave is called, those Plungers move from the Casino Ballroom to a staging area on the beach where the countdown begins. You should bring only items that you will take with you into the water into the staging area. When the timer hits zero, the wave runs down the beach and Plunges into the Atlantic Ocean!
As you exit the water, you will be handed a towel and directed back to the changing tents. After putting on dry clothes, you can walk across the street to the Casino Ballroom where soup and hot comfort foods will be waiting.
After all waves have Plunged, there will be an award ceremony in the Casino Ballroom.