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HAPPINESS IS CAMPING, PART 4

We put out our donation jars again for Happiness Is Camping during the spring 2021 tours – and they quickly filled up!  Happiness Is Camping is a local camp that provides a high quality camp experience for children with cancer – all at no cost to the camper. They are entering their 40th year this summer and we are so happy to be able to support their cause.

We are happy to announce that we collected an additional $3012 which brings our total donation to $13,101 since the tours started.  Our fans are amazing.  THANKS again for your generosity!

If you would like to make a direct donation, please click here to visit their website.

WRAP-UP: SPRING 2021 TOURS

We wrapped up our spring tours with two marriage proposals and more birthdays than we could count! If you joined us this spring, THANK YOU for making these events so enjoyable. Have a great summer and we hope to see you again in late August! Remember that the camp is private property and not open to the public at any time outside of official tour dates.

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Happiness Is Camping, Part 3

‪During our final weekend of 2020 tours, we announced that everything that went in the donations jar would go to Happiness Is Camping, a camp for kids with cancer since 1982.

Happiness Is Camping is a local camp that provides a high quality camp experience for kids with cancer – all at no cost. They are entering their 40th year this summer and we are so happy to be able to assist.

The good news: we collected $421 in donations that weekend. The better news: we have decided to match this and round it up to $1000. This third donation to HIC brings our total donation to $10,089 since the tours started. THANKS again for your generosity!

Wrap-Up: Summer / Fall 2020 Tours

Masks, temperature checks, social distancing… even a bottle of Camp Crystal Lake hand sanitizer for each attendee!  Tons of careful planning went into our Summer and Fall 2020 tours.  This series of tours included celebrity meet & greets from Part 1 and Part 2 (including Ari’s first return to camp!), canoeing on the lake, evening flashlight tours, costumes on Halloween – and it all wrapped up on a Friday the 13th weekend in November.  

The goal of these tours was to replace some of the lost summer camp revenue. If you joined us for one of these 43 tour sessions, we thank you for your support! It was fantastic to meet so many great local fans. We hope you enjoyed your visit.

Support Us @ Amazon.com

Do you do all of your holiday shopping online? Is Amazon one of your favorite retailers? If so, you can help us maintain the historic structures in the movie simply by clicking this link before you shop:

http://www.nobebosco.org/amazon

Amazon will donate a portion of each sale to the camp and it doesn’t cost you a dime! Please note that you need to use this link to get to amazon *before* you add any items to your cart. In addition, the items need to be purchased within 24 hours of being added to your cart.

THANKS for your support. Please share this link with your fellow horror fans!

Handcrafted Cabin & Swim Dock Pens

We are now featuring handcrafted pens created by Bow & Harrow Workshop with reclaimed wood from the log cabins and the last remaining swim dock that survived since the filming of Friday the 13th, Part 1.  Each of these pens are totally unique. Click here to browse our current selection of pens.
Handcrafted Log Cabin & Swim Dock Pens

September 2019: The largest cast & crew reunion in 40 years!

On behalf of all the volunteer tour guides and the rest of the Scouting community, we would like to thank all of the September 2019 tour attendees for their support and generosity.  All profit from the event will go directly towards our restoration projects at the camp.

Our 14th and 15th tours drew fans from 42 states and 7 countries!  With 7 cast & crew, this was also the largest reunion since the filming of the movie 40 years ago.  Absolutely amazing! We really enjoy providing these experiences and we hope you had a great time during your stay.

We would like to thank each and every attendee for making this event a massive success.  You are now part of NoBe’s history which stretches all the way back to 1927.  As an ambassador of our tour, please tell your fellow fans about your experience and please discourage anyone from trying to enter the property outside of an official tour.  Trespassers on the youth camping property make it very difficult for us to get permission to run these tours.  Thanks for your help!

Finally, we would like to thank Adrienne, Jeannine, Robbi, Ron, Harry, Tom, Taso and C and V Promotions for making this event even more special for our fans.  The memories from this weekend will certainly last a lifetime.  Until we meet again…

May 2019: Fans from far and wide!

On behalf of all the volunteer tour guides and the rest of the Scouting community, we would like to thank all of the May 2019 tour attendees for their support and generosity.  All profit from the tour will go directly towards our restoration projects at the camp.

Our 11th, 12th and 13th tours drew fans from 39 states and 6 countries!  Except for a little rain on Friday morning, the weather was outstanding.  We loved watching your reaction to Jeannine opening the shower curtain!  We had a great time providing these experiences and we hope you had a great time.

We would like to thank each and every attendee for making this tour a massive success.  You are now part of NoBe’s history which stretches all the way back to 1927.  

Finally, we would like to thank Adrienne, Jeannine, Ron and C and V Promotions for making this event even more special for our fans.  The memories from this weekend will certainly last a lifetime. 

October 2018: More tours, more epic moments!

On behalf of all the volunteer tour guides and the rest of the Scouting community, we would like to thank all of the October 2018 tour attendees for their support and generosity. All profit from the tour will go directly towards our restoration projects at the camp.

Our 8th, 9th and 10th tours drew fans from 28 states and five countries – covering 4 continents! Except for a little rain on Saturday morning (we dodged Hurricane Michael!), the weather was ideal for October.  We’ll certainly never forget seeing Robbi dropped off for the first tour in an Elston Oil fuel truck. We had a great time providing these experiences and we hope you had a great time.

We would like to thank each and every attendee for making this tour a massive success.  You are now part of NoBe’s history which stretches all the way back to 1927.  

Finally, we would like to thank Adrienne, Robbi, Ron and C and V Promotions for making this event even more special for our fans.  The memories from this weekend will certainly last a lifetime.

April 2018: Thank you, thank you and thank you.

On behalf of all the volunteer tour guides and the rest of the Scouting community, we would like to thank all of the April 2018 tour attendees for their support and generosity.  All profit from the tour will go directly towards our restoration projects at the camp.

What a weekend!  Snow on Tuesday morning, then 81°F on Friday and 80°F on Saturday.  Our Saturday overnight campers also had a dose of winter weather – flurries were falling when Adrienne made a surprise visit to our campers in the middle of the night!  That didn’t stop them from enjoying a morning canoe ride when it was only 42°F.  We then experienced flooding rains here in New Jersey on Monday, so we were VERY lucky.

We would like to thank each and every attendee for making this tour a massive success.  You are now part of NoBe’s history which stretches all the way back to 1927.  

Finally, we would like to thank both Adrienne and C and V Promotions for making this event even more special for our fans.  The memories from this weekend will certainly last a lifetime. 

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Help us maintain these special landmarks

Help support our restoration work at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, the primary filming location of Friday the 13th, Part 1. With your assistance, these historic landmarks will be around for generations to come. For this campaign, your donation will go towards projects that will maintain our historic cabins.

Click here to make a donation – THANK YOU!

The Sand Pond Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 100% of your donation will go directly towards this work. Thanks for your generosity!

More happy fans!

Wow! We hope everyone had as much fun as we did. Our fourth tour group came from every corner of the US – and a total of three countries! Thanks for making the trip and THANKS for your support in our restoration work at the camp. If you were not able to join us today, stay tuned to our mailing list for future tour opportunities.

A perfect November tour!

After selling out within seconds, the third ever public tour of the primary filming location of Friday the 13th, Part 1 took place on Friday, November 13th, 2015. The autumn winds were howling, but it was an otherwise perfect day with the sun shining.  This was by far the largest tour and once again a great group of fans.  “Campers” came from at least 7 different states including California and Florida!

September 2013: THANK YOU!

The second-ever public tour of the primary filming location of Friday the 13th, Part 1 took place on Friday, September 13th, 2013. It was another beautiful, sunny day at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco – similar to the day of the first tour. An intense line of thunderstorms had passed through the area the night before and knocked out power to much of the area, but that wasn’t going to stop us from making dreams come true – after all, three of our guests were coming from as far away as California, Ontario and Norway! We quickly found a vendor to deliver porta-potties on short notice, cooked lunch in a dark kitchen and prepared the tour locations for some great photo opportunities.

Everything else that day went very smooth and our guests all left with smiles on their faces – and of course the power came back on while the last guests were leaving! We hope everyone got back home safe and we hope you’ll be able to join us again in the future.

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