friday the 13th camp

The real Friday The 13th camp is opening to the public...if you dare

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Feb 21, 2018

Taking ghost tours and using Ouija boards in haunted houses aren’t completely unheard-of activities, so why is staying at the summer camp where they shot Sean S. Cunningham’s Friday the 13th such a scary prospect? Maybe it’s because Camp Crystal Lake is usually Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, a functioning Boy Scout camp in Hardwick, New Jersey, with nary a killer.

Sure, it has an occasional tour now and again, usually on a Friday the 13th, but it’s never had an overnight experience. Until now.

What is usually an afternoon tour benefiting Boy Scouts is now a VIP all-night stay with special guest (and OG final girl) Adrienne King. This VIP experience includes camping out in the cabins and a special morning activity with King that isn’t specified but also isn’t specified to not be running away from a masked killer.

These packages are finite and up for the highest bidder, but the day tours themselves start at $135 for the morning (least scary), $175 for the afternoon tour (more scary), and way above that for the overnight stay (scariest). All these events occur on the weekend of April 13 (a Friday), for maximum slasher fan fidelity.

If you’re a hardcore horror fan, this opportunity might pass you by unless you act fast—just don't forget to keep an eye to the woods.