You Can Tour Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th If You Dare
Friday the 13th fans, say hi to Jason...in hell, I mean Jersey, if you dare. Camp Crystal Lake, where the horror film was shot, allows tours on rare occasions, and one of those occasions is coming up.
The area is actually a Boy Scout Camp in New Jersey that opened in 1927. It wasn't until 1979 that it became famous after Friday the 13th was released. But since horror films don't fit well with a Boy Scout camp, fans weren't allowed to visit. That changed on Friday, May 13th 2011, for the first ever camp tour that even saw some people travelling as far as 3000 miles. The second tour was held more than 2 years later selling out in 8 minutes. The third tour in 2015 sold out within seconds. The fourth in 2017 instantly sold out. This year there's another tour and an overnight stay for a few lucky fans that includes Friday the 13th star Adrienne King.
Guided tours are available April 13th and 14th and since tickets sell so quickly, this year they are available through a lottery. To have a chance at tickets, enter your information at Camp Crystal Lake before midnight March 4th. Names will be randomly chosen and ticket offers will be sent via email.
If you're brave enough you can even spend the night after the guided tour, but it'll cost you. The 10 VIP packages go to the highest bidders before midnight February 27th.
"In addition to the regular tours, there will be two VIP experiences available via a ticket auction. A limited number of VIP guests will take the regular tour and then continue on an overnight experience at the camp with some exclusive morning activities with our special guest. This will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for hardcore F13 fans."
All proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts. You can get more details at Camp Crystal Lake's website.