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Tour The Real Camp Crystal Lake On November the 13th!

The Horror Equity Fund

Written by John Squires

The Friday the 13th films were primarily set at Camp Crystal Lake (aka Camp Blood), where Jason drowned as a young boy – of course, he subsequently turned the idyllic locale into his own hunting grounds. This year, horror fans have the rare opportunity to visit the campground Voorhees calls home.

Of course, there is no such thing as Camp Crystal Lake, but the original Friday the 13th was filmed at the very real Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick, New Jersey. Since its grand opening in 1927, the location has been private property of the Boy Scouts of America, off limits to Friday fans looking for a thrill.


But every once in a while, the Boy Scouts open up the campground to us horror fans, hosting tours of the classic fright flick’s iconic filming locations. They’ve only done so twice in the history of mankind, and on November the 13th of this year – a Friday, fittingly – the third-ever camp tour will be taking place.

Tickets go on sale Monday, October 12th at 10am EST, and it’s guaranteed that they won’t last long. To give you an idea of how quick you need to be, last year’s camp tour completely sold out in just eight minutes, and it’s likely that this year’s tickets will go even faster. Again, this is a VERY rare opportunity.

Head over to the Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco website to learn more.