There's A 'Friday The 13th' Tour At The Movie's Crystal Lake Location

For horror film fans, Halloween is the highlight of the year, an excuse to dress up as your favourite creature, watch a marathon of scary movies and generally prat around in character. It's a long time between Octobers, however, and if you're on the lookout for a mid-year fix of fear, then you need look no further than the Friday the 13th Camp at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco.

This will require you to be in the United States - and more specifically in New Jersey - but it's more than worth making the trip: Camp Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is better known as Camp Crystal Lake, the filming location of 1980's horror classic Friday the 13th. Though the camp usually deals in boy scout adventures, they're turning over the whole facility for a weekend of frights.

There will be tours of the camp for hardcore fans, as well as a dinner in the camp dining hall and a special guest appearance from Adrienne King, who played the lead role of Alice Hardy in both Friday the 13th and its 1981 sequel.

Adrienne King. Credit: Paramount / Warner Bros.
Adrienne King. Credit: Paramount / Warner Bros.

"Our guided tours will take you to all of the major filming locations in the camp that have been made famous on television and film," says the blurb on the tour's website.

"Each small group of fans will be led by a member of our tour staff that knows the camp very well. Most tours are approximately three hours long and some include a meal in our historic dining hall."

Credit: Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco
Credit: Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco

Unfortunately, fans will not be allowed to attend in costume - so keep that hockey mask at home - but aside from that, it should be a truly terrifying event.

Tour takers can console themselves in the knowledge that all the proceeds of the Friday the 13th tour will go to the upkeep of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, which is a functioning camp for scout groups every other weekend of the year.

Credit: Paramount / Warner Bros.
Credit: Paramount / Warner Bros.

The camp is located near the town of Hardwick, New Jersey, close to the state line with Pennsylvania and within easy reach of New York City, Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.

Tickets for the event will set you back $135 (£96) for the basic package, and you can try to get your mitts on one here. Meanwhile, there's also a ticket auction for the full VIP experience including dinner, breakfast and what the organisers describe as a 'once-in-a-lifetime experience for hardcore F13 fans' the following morning.

Mike Wood

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