Looking for a way to beat the inevitable post-Halloween blues this November? Keep that spooky spirit alive with a tour of the original Camp Crystal Lake—better known to legions of horror fans as Camp Blood!
The first installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, written/directed by Sean C. Cunningham and released in 1980, was filmed almost entirely at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick, NJ. The camp, established in 1972, still features many of actual building and landmarks seen in the movie—including the infamous lake where Ari Lehman burst forth in a final epic jump-scare, cementing Jason’s name into popular culture. A legend was born.
While Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco has held Friday the 13th day tours twice in the past, this is the first event to take place in autumn, promising attendees a rare view of the seasons in transition. Tickets, which go on sale this Monday, October 12th, can be purchased at their official website: HERE. But be warned: The last Friday the 13th tour sold out in 8 minutes!
Can’t attend but still want to get in on the excitement? Check out No-Be-Bo-Sco’s online souvenir gift shop, where treasures include: Pieces of the dock, sand, and even bottles of lake water. Perfect for that special (obsessed) Friday fan in your life. All proceeds go back to the camp, which is a non-profit organization.
If you’re lucky enough to lock down a spot at this once-in-a-lifetime experience, drop us a line telling us how it went—and please send pictures!
Are you planning to visit Camp Blood on November 13th? Have you taken one of their past Friday the 13th tours? Sound off in the Comments section!
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