Here’s What To Expect If You’d Like To Camp Where The Original Friday The 13th Filmed


Would you happen to be looking for something else to do this spring other than hunting for Easter eggs and dealing with the unfortunate reality of having to mow the lawn again? Well, if you fancy yourself a huge fan of the Friday the 13th film franchise, a unique opportunity has presented itself – but you’re probably going to have to act quickly.

As it turns out, the next public tour of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is set to go down on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. That’s right, the real life location that served as Camp Crystal Lake during the filming of the original movie from 1980 will soon be open to a select amount of diehard fans and trivia buffs. In fact, one could say this is doubly special with it being a real location that’s still standing, as opposed to a backlot.

For more on what’s going on, here’s some info culled from the press release:

“In order to relieve the stress of the ticketing process for our fans, we will be moving to a simple lottery system for these tours. For a chance at a ticket, please browse to the tickets page and complete the entry form. Names will be randomly chosen and ticket invitations will be sent via email starting on March 5th, 2018. If your name is selected, you’ll have 24 hours to complete your ticket purchase before the invitation expires and is offered to the next randomly chosen name.

In addition to the regular tours, there will be two VIP experiences available via a ticket auction. A limited number of VIP guests will take the regular tour and then continue on an overnight experience at the camp with some exclusive morning activities with our special guest. This will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for hardcore F13 fans. To learn more, please browse to our VIP page and place your bid for a VIP ticket by 11:59PM EST on February, 27th, 2018. Ticket invitations will be sent to winning bidders after the bidding closes. You’ll have 24 hours to complete your ticket purchase before the invitation expires and is offered to the next winning bidder.”

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When it comes to what’s on the agenda, here’s what you’ll need to know:

Friday, April 13th, 2018 with special guest Adrienne King:

  • Morning Tour:  9AM – 1PM.  $135. Tickets via the lottery process below.
  • Afternoon Tour:  3PM – 10PM.  $175. Includes dinner. Tickets via the lottery process below.
  • VIP Experience:  3PM – 11AM. Includes dinner and breakfast. Minimum age 21. Click here for ticket auction information.

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 with special guest Adrienne King:

Granted, these opportunities may come around every so often, but we implore you to take full advantage if you have the interest and free time to spare. Really, you never know when the door will close, if you will.

For more on Friday the 13th, be sure to check out our full interview with Kane Hodder.