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. 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 has 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 away 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 a fantastic unforgettable time and most of them said they would return for a future tour.
The second tour was held on Friday, September 13th, 2013, selling out in 8 minutes with 5 times the number of attendees. The third tour took place on Friday, November 13th, 2015 and sold out within seconds. Our fourth tour took place on October 13th, 2017 and instantly sold out. Our fifth, sixth and seventh tours took place over the weekend of April 13th, 2018. That weekend event was 4 times larger than the previous tours and featured special guest Adrienne King and an overnight stay for a group of VIPs. The response from these tours were once again overwhelmingly positive.
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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.