October 13th falls on a Friday this year, and coincidentally it’s also the date the actual camp from Friday the 13th will be open for fans of the iconic slasher film. A very rare opportunity, as this is only the fourth time it has opened its nightmarish gates to anyone that isn’t a boy scout.
The movie was shot on locatin at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in New Jersey – an actual private campground of the Boy Scouts of America that plays host to summer camps full of laughter and fun since 1927. Though after watching Friday the 13th, I can’t imagine I’d ever want to stay there.
The only ways to get tickets are to secure your spot on the list. You can do this by either spending $65 or more on collectors items and memorabilia at the souvenir shop, or subscribe to the mailing list for the announcement of ticket sales. All of the money from the tickets go straight to the upkeep of the camp, which is pretty lovely.
On the day of the tour, you’ll need to be there with your ticket by 11am sharp, and you’ll be able to explore the camp and jump in on tours to all the iconic spots until 4pm.
You gotta be quick if you wanna find yourself at Camp Crystal Lake – last time tickets sold out in legit seconds.
The tours run for one day, which is probably good because fuck being at that camp after dark.