Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Crystal Lake Tour?

It’s a filming location tour event of the primary filming location of Friday the 13th, Part 1. If you’re a super fan of the movie, this is the ultimate experience for your bucket list!

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is a very popular Scout camp that has been in continuous operation since 1927. The tours are fundraising events for the non-profit Scout Council and are run by camp alumni that want to ensure the camp is around for generations to come.

I would really like to attend a tour, how can I find out more?

In the past, our tours have sold out instantly. To relieve the stress of the ticket purchase process, we have moved to a lottery system.  For a chance to purchase tickets to a future tour, please submit a ticket lottery entry and join our mailing list.  It’s quick, easy, free and you only need to enter once. Don’t worry – we won’t spam you and you can quickly unsubscribe at any time.

I can’t make it to an official tour date. Can I visit or sneak in on another day?

Sorry, no.  The safety of our youth campers is priority #1.  We do not allow visitors at any time outside of the official tour dates.  Having trespassers on the property makes it harder for us to get approval for the official tours.  Thanks for your understanding!

Isn’t the camp in Blairstown, NJ?

The camp has a Blairstown mailing address, but it is physically located in Hardwick, NJ.

Can I call the camp to set up a private tour?

Please do not call the camp for anything tour related.  All tour inquiries are handled through this website.  Contact us if you have any questions.

What if it rains?

This event will be held rain or shine.  If the event is threatened by dangerous weather or other emergency, information updates will be sent to your registered email address.

Is this a walking tour?

Yes, please bring comfortable footwear and appropriate apparel for the expected weather.  The tour is approximately 1 mile in length.

Will I be able to run around like a maniac with a knife and a hockey mask?

Sorry, no.  This is a movie location tour.  Please do not arrive in any costume.  Your tour guide will lead you to each filming location so you don’t miss anything.

I’m flying in from far away.  Can you recommend a hotel?

The closest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Newton, NJ approx 13 miles from the camp.  There are also options in the Hackettstown NJ, Mount Olive NJ and Stroudsburg PA areas depending on the direction you’re coming from.

I don’t have a car.  Can I take an Uber to the event?  

You can get an Uber to the event, but it would likely be very difficult or impossible to get an Uber from the camp.

Can I take public transportation to the tour?

There are unfortunately no buses or trains close to the camp.  The closest buses and trains will be in Hackettstown, NJ.  You would need to prearrange rides from there ahead of the event.

I can’t make it to this event.  Is there another way I can help protect these historic structures?

Absolutely.  Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.  Thanks for your generosity!