FAQ's

We're thrilled to be back in person, but COVID is still a concern.  Spectators are encouraged to attend and must remain outdoors at all times. We'll stagger plungers to limit the number of people in the Beach House. If you miss the live event, visit our website afterwards for a link to an edited video of the event!

Where? Oakdale Lake, 132 North 6th Street, Hudson NY.

When? Saturday, March 4th, 2022.  Check-In for plungers opens at 11am and plunging commences at noon! We encourage everyone to arrive early to park and enjoy the friviloty on the beach. Plungers should arrive at least 15 to 30 minutes early to park and check in.

Are there awards? Yes! There will be awards for Best Costumes, Top Fundraiser and Top Team Fundraising.

Will food be available? You bet! Curb Dog Food Truck will be serving hot dogs, chili, and other goodies. Cash only. 

Can I register on-site the day of the event? Unfortunately no. Due to the incredible popularity of the event, we no longer can accommodate on-site registration. The last day to Register is Thursday March 2nd.

Can I donate on-line during or after the Plunge?  Yes! Donations by credit card are gratefully accepted before, during and after the event. 

Can I donate by check? Certainly! Make checks payable to Friends of Hudson Youth and mail to Friends of Hudson Youth, PO Box 285, Hudson NY 12534. Indicate the Team or Individual you'd like to sponsor in the memo line so they get credit.

Can children register and plunge? Absolutely!  Anyone 6 years or older may register and we waive registration fees for anyone under 18.  A legal guardian must register and sign a waiver for anyone under 18, and accompany them at the event.

What should plungers wear? Anything you'd like, but outrageous outfits are strongly encouraged. Bring something warm to wear over your costume before your plunge. Changing rooms are only available post-plunge. We recommend you plunge with shoes or something on your feet, and everyone should bring a towel and dry clothes.

Can plungers leave a change of dry clothes in the Beachhouse?  Yes! We will have a shelves inside the Beach House where you can leave a tote or gym bag with clothes and a towel while you plunge. Please label your bag with your name and phone number. We cannot be responsible for any valuables.

Additional questions or having trouble registering? Contact Peter at 917-748-4662 or peter@hudsonyouth.org for help with the website or for any additional information.