Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco (or “No-Be” for short) is a thriving Scout camp located in Hardwick, 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 Scout camp, the BSA had previously 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 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 have featured special guests such as Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Ari Lehman, Robbi Morgan, Ron Millkie, Tom Savini, Taso Stavrakis and Harry Manfredini. Our last reunion event attracted fans from 42 states and 7 countries! These larger events have sold out in as little as 8 seconds. To relieve the stress of buying tickets for these larger reunion events, we have moved to a ticket wait list system.
These tours support restoration and maintenance projects at the historic camp as well as support 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. Thank you for supporting these causes!
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