Fans of the Friday the 13th horror films are probably well acquainted with Camp Crystal Lake, the location of Jason Voorhees’ most gruesome murders. In real life, the spot is home to Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, a nonprofit Boy Scout camp in New Jersey that is currently raising money to send deserving kids to camp, where fun things like making crafts and going canoeing take place… not terrifying murders. To help raise money, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is now offering a special weekend event where fans of Friday the 13th can spend a night at the camp — which is otherwise closed to visitors — for a special horror movie experience IRL. No judgement if you spend the entire night with your hands over your eyes.
The camp has previously held tours to celebrate the famous horror films, which were hosted on Friday, May 13, 2011; Friday, September 13, 2013 and Friday, November 13, 2015. I’m sensing a pattern.
This year, two overnight VIP camping experiences are being auctioned off to raise money for the camp. (You have until 11:59 p.m. on February 27 to bid.) The Crystal Lake Tour site promises several surprises for overnight guests, calling it a “…once-in-a-lifetime experience for hardcore F13 fans.” Depending on how much you love horror films, this will either be exciting or terrifying. Campers will stay in a log cabin, enjoy dinner and breakfast at the campground, and meet special guest Adrienne King, who played Alice in Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2.
There are also three daily tours available for anyone who isn’t quite up to spending the night where scenes like this were shot:
Those interested in visiting the iconic campground can enter into a lottery for the chance to buy tour tickets, which will cost between $150 to $175 USD (around $191 to $223 CAD). Horror movie fans have until March 4 to sign up for the lottery and the tours will run between April 13 to 14, 2018.
If you do manage to snag a ticket, don’t forget to bring your hockey mask!