Friday the 13th, Part 1 Filming Location Tour
Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco (or “No-Be” for short) is a thriving Boy Scout Camp tucked away in the hills of northwestern New Jersey, USA. The camp opened in 1927, making it the oldest continuously operating Scout camp in New Jersey. Since then, countless Scouts have made the trip to No-Be and forged memories to last a lifetime.
In 1979, there was also a small film shot there. You might have heard of it… it was called “Friday the 13th, Part 1”.
As horror films don’t really fit well with the program of a Boy Scout camp, the BSA had previous not allowed movie fans to visit the birthplace of the most popular horror film franchise ever created.
That changed for a few lucky fans for a few hours on Friday, May 13th, 2011… the day of the first-ever camp tour. A relatively small group of horror fans purchased a ticket and traveled to camp (from as far as 3000 miles away!) not knowing what to expect when they got there. Well, the tour was a huge success! 100% of the surveyed attendees said they had an unforgettable time and almost all of them said they would return for a future tour.
Since then, our tours have grown in size and popularity. We’ve also featured special guests such as Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, Ron Millkie, Tom Savini, Taso Stavrakis and Harry Manfredini. Our last event attracted fans from 42 states and 7 countries! One of our larger events sold out in just 8 seconds. To relieve the stress of the ticket buying process, we have moved to a random lottery system.
These tours are fundraising events for the non-profit Scout camp. ALL net proceeds go towards restoring and maintaining this historic camp as well as supporting youth camping programs throughout the Northern New Jersey Council, BSA. Each event is planned, organized and executed by camp alumni who are deeply passionate about preserving the camp experience for generations of youth to come. We greatly appreciate your generosity in purchasing a ticket.
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This camp tour is the only officially approved tour event at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco by the Northern New Jersey Council, BSA.