IN THEIR WORDS
Testimonials from our fans - THANK YOU!
“Easily the best day of my life next to my son being born.”
– Nate R.
“I was on the first tour in 2011. The scouts were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly! Had an awesome time on the tour and met some lifelong friends too! Can’t say enough good things about this tour. Just please keep in mind tours are incredibly limited in both occurrence AND occupancy. NoBe is a scout camp first, and a cool filming location second. We should all be grateful that the BSA has allowed any tours at all. Can’t wait to return to Camp!!”
– Carol C.
“What a fantastic opportunity! I came from Texas for this and it was worth all the headaches of travel! Everyone was gracious and welcoming and the tour was more than I imagined it would be!”
– Suzanne R.
“More than what was anticipated. Will remember this event for a lifetime. The staff truly cared about what we might have wanted to know, and left no stone unturned. Got so many pictures that every second of the camp locations featured in the film were captured. Coming back for the next one regardless of the price. Had a blast !!! Thanks again.”
– William G.
“Went there for the 2013 tour – such a tremendous event! The staff was extremely knowledgeable & passionate about their lil’ piece of cinematic history. Can’t wait for the next one…:~)”
– Kenneth C.
“Excellent tour. Unforgettable. Incredibly knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. Worth every penny I paid and I am happy to support the work of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco through the money.”
– Lori A.
“I had a great time. I just wish that they could’ve turned down the natural fans aka the wind!!!
– Andrew V.
“Great time!.. Thank you camp for doing this for us fans!!”
– Rian G.
“A great, magical time. Is exactly how I wanted it!”
– Bryan G.
“So awesome! Loved every minute today!”
– Jennifer B.
“I loved the fact that we were in small groups. The tour guides were awesome. They were very nice and knew what they were talking about. It was worth every penny. I wouldn’t change a thing! Best time ever! Thank you for letting us see the Camp and taking the time to show us around. It was the best vacation I’ve had!”
– Chiara G.
“I have been waiting to visit the camp for a long time. I saw more than I was expecting! I was very satisfied with the tour guides. They were excellent. The tour was fantastic!!! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and had a blast. I think it was great that the scouts got to know our love for Crystal Lake and we got to know how much the scouts love their Nobebosco. I thought that my highlight would have been seeing the lake and it was, however, seeing the Camp Crystal Lake sign was the best. It was a fantastic day.”
– Robert K.
“Just being able to walk that hallowed ground was priceless ~ and to see every location, the beach etc. LOVED THE GREEN GROUP GUIDES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have NEVER met a nicer bunch of people in my life !!!!!!!! I miss them already ( okay, I am sentimental ) but I am serious!!! They were exceptional human beings The small groups were very intimate and very informative and so we became friends, we didn’t feel rushed, we got to know our guides personally and everyones names, We were together until 10:00 that night perusing the town (the arch, the bridge, the store fronts from the movie, the diner, the cemetery) and we saw the movie together that night in the grand re-opening of the Blairstown Theatre I would have paid $1,000.00. It was worth every penny, there was nothing I wanted to do that I didn’t get to do :)”
– April S.
“You guys pretty much covered everything. The tour group was perfectly sized, we were able to move around nicely and didn’t get in each others way. The tour guides did an excellent job. The whole thing was great, the bottle of lake water was an especially nice touch. I don’t see any real fan being disappointed in this tour at all to be honest, you guys were extremely nice and helpful the whole time. You guys did an excellent job on this tour, it exceeded my expectations. Everyone was extremely nice and courteous the whole time and I really enjoyed the experience. Thanks!!
– Ryan C.
“I had an absolute blast and it was well worth the ticket price IMO. Our tour guide was really cool and very knowledgable. He was the one that wrote the tour book, and it showed in his ability to explain things. He also told / showed us things unrelated to the movie which I found interesting, like a glimpse into scout life and the history of the camp. Everyone was very warm and welcoming and it was amazing to see two different groups of people exhibiting love for the camp for two different reason. I just cant put into words how special this trip was. The crew at NoBe exceeded every expectation i had, and surprised me with their warmth and love of the camp. I found myself loving the camp even more after the visit.”
– John C.
“I thought the tour was worth every penny. I can’t think of anything that was missed. I thought it was almost perfect. The tour guide did a fantastic job. The care that went into the tour was obvious. I was surprised at some of the stuff they showed us. Honestly, I didn’t have a favorite part – I enjoyed the entire thing. It was more complete than I could have hoped for. The surprise of the original sign was amazing!!!”
– Shaun K.
“Honestly, the best part of the tour for me was seeing how happy everyone was to finally get to see a place they had never believed they could get to. And seeing how excited the guides were to show off their camp was amazing. Everyone who was there that day should really take pride in what they accomplished. It was an excellent tour. I’m not sure you could really improve on what you’ve already done. You treated us wonderfully, you fed us, and you let us enjoy your camp. I couldn’t ask for more.”
– C. R.
“The tour was great. Well worth it. The money will soon be forgotten but the memory of seeing the place where this icon of horror was filmed will last forever. The tour guides were great,very polite and professional. They were the type of people you would expect from such a fine organization.”
– John S.
“It was nice that the guides researched the movie before the tour. The added things like the lone canoe in the lake or the arrows at the generator shed were a wonderful touch. The souvenir lake water bottles were great. It was really cool to be there on Friday the 13th.”
– Michael C.
“A great experience and a must for any Friday fan! Worth the ticket price. The tour is immersive and was helmed by a group of great volunteers!. Thanks, Camp No-Be for respecting the fans and preserving the locations. Please continue to do so, it makes this a win-win for all. ”
– Stephen H.
“This absolutely was one of the best days of my life, and is a memory I will treasure and remember forever. As if just being here isn’t enough, Blairstown in and of itself is just a beautiful little New Jersey town that is a gem to visit. The tour guides and the guides assigned to each location station were super friendly, personable, and funny. The tour was very informative, it’s truly awesome to know more about what went into the filming of Friday the 13th, and how they shot some of the scenes. I would also recommend stopping by Roy’s Hall afterwards for the film screening.. you won’t regret it! The whole town celebrates Friday the 13th like a holiday, and everyone really gets into the movie (laughing and cheering from the audience). I really would love to attend another tour in the future, it was that amazing. If you’re having any doubts about visiting, wondering if it’ll be worth it.. do it! It’s a once in a lifetime amazing experience! ”
– T. D.
“This tour was the culmination of a trip I took in my mind back in 1982 when I first saw Friday the 13th. To walk in the footsteps of the characters from Camp Crystal Lake was surreal to say the least. It was nostalgia indulgence in it’s highest form and I can’t recommend it enough for fans of the first film. The volunteers were friendly, informative and very laid back. I drove to the location from Canada and it was worth the 7 hour journey. I would go again in a heartbeat. If I still have a heartbeat…gulp… ”
– Jay S.
“This tour was a dream come true and bucket list item and I will never forget how perfect everything was. I even got engaged on the beach to my now fiance’ Carrie Sills. The surprises were phenomenal! I would go every Friday the 13th if I lived closer! To every Friday the 13th fan out there it is a must do! You will love it guaranteed. The tour guides are so nice and knowledgable.”
– Ted R.
“After researching and finding out about this tour a year or so ago … it was well worth the wait and the money spent on the ticket and money spent traveling to get there….I certainly will want to do this again.”
– Suzanne H.
“If anyone is wondering if the tour is worth the money, YES !! Everyone I met was so kind, and patient and knowledgeable, it was better than expected (and I expected a lot) If you get a chance, don’t hesitate! Easily my favorite vacation! They show you every location and the groups were perfectly sized,never felt rushed. Thanks to all the volunteers for making all of us horror geeks feel so welcome!”
– Jeff O.
“My boyfriend and I drove from Toronto, ON Canada and it was worth every mile! We had an incredible time from start to finish. The camp was easy to find, well organized, and the tour guides were all very knowledgeable and some had attended the camp when the movie was being filmed. We got an incredible surprise from Ron Millkie who plays Officer Dorf. Our guide, Pete, who really reminded us of Kurt Russel all day, was very friendly had a lots of information to share and had a great sense of humour. This was a birthday gift for my boyfriend and I have no idea how the hell I’m going to top this next year! Thank you to all volunteers involved, and I really hope you do this again for the next Friday the 13th!”
– Rebecca C.
“This tour was great! The guides and speakers were all very knowledgeable and personable. They provided a wealth of information and were great to be around. The food truck was excellent! Lunch being provided was an added bonus. Would absolutely recommend this tour to any Friday the 13th fan.”
– K. M.
“This was a once in a lifetime experience. I was on cloud nine from the moment I arrived until I was leaving the camp tour. The guides were very informative about the camp and the filming locations throughout the camp. What a great day it was.”
– Christian A.
“The whole thing was amazing. Everything was so well planned and organized I was truly impressed. The tour guides were all super cool and knowledgeable. This was more memorable than Disneyland or swimming in a shark tank. I hope I can get tickets again!!”
– Cheryl R.
“What a great and special day! I am a Friday the 13th fan, so this was one of the best experiences of my life. The tour allowed me to feel the atmosphere of the place, stare at that lake and really getting to experience the sensation of helplessness! When the tour guides radio died, it felt like we were thrown into the movie! lol Now I know where each scene took place and watching the movie again was a completely renewed adventure. If you love the movie franchise, add this to your bucket list!”
– Tiago O.
“As a life-long fan of Friday the 13th, I traveled to Blairstown a few years ago to check out some of the sites where the movie was filmed. I then traveled up to the gates of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco and then turned around since the camp is not open to the public. I thought it would be nice one day to take the official Friday the 13th tour. Fortunately, I was one of the lucky ones on October 13, 2017 to be able to tour the camp. The tour totally exceeded my expectations! I was expecting the tour to last only an hour or so. I had no idea that the Boy Scouts and the volunteers would put on a tour that would last close to five hours. It was a thrill to visit the cabins and the lake where the movie was filmed. It was amazing how the camp has been well maintained and most of the cabins and the scenery of the camp look very much the same as in the movie. From being able to collect water from the lake as a souvenir to taking as many photos as you like, the tour was awesome. After dividing you into groups, you are taken on a tour of each cabin and location. The tour guides and volunteers are knowledgeable (and some even shared personal stories from their days at the camp during filming). Each tour location also has props you can use to take selfies or photos with. The Food Truck lunch that was provided (and included in the price of the tour) also exceeded my expectations. The barbecue was delicious! The tour also included a few surprises that rocketed this Friday the 13th tour experience off into the stratosphere! I will not reveal those secrets in the hope of not spoiling all of the surprises for future visitors. After leaving the camp, I then had dinner at the Blairstown Diner (also featured in the movie). The food was terrific and the staff were extremely gracious to the fans. It was one of the most surreal moments of my life watching the scenes in the movie at the locations where I had just walked hours before at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. To watch the Friday the 13th movie with fellow fans and local town people on Friday the 13th in this historic theatre was an experience that I am glad I did not pass up. I have attended many comic cons, horror conventions, and movie locations in my life, but the Friday the 13th Tour at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco and my trip to Blairstown will always rank as one of the best trips I have ever taken. If I am lucky enough to one day be able to take this tour again, I would do it in a heartbeat. If you are a fan of Friday the 13th, I highly recommend the Friday the 13th Tour at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco and a companion trip to Blairstown. You will not regret it.”
– Jason S.
“Like many children of the 80s, I was introduced to “Friday the 13th” at a young age and it helped to forge my lifelong love of horror movies. Now in my late 30s, I jumped at the chance to go on this tour, and it did not disappoint. The volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly, and they give you an opportunity to explore the various filming locations at a leisurely pace. I drove 4+ hours (each way) to attend, and it was worth every minute of travel time. My sincerest thanks to the volunteers who work hard to make this event possible!”
– Joanne P.
“I highly recommend this tour and would welcome a return visit myself. The tour guides were very accommodating and gave detailed and entertaining presentations throughout the tour. The tour was everything I could hope for and more! If you get the chance to attend this tour do it! You won’t be disappointed!”
– Todd T.
“The tour was so much better than I could have hoped. It was well worth the cost of the ticket and the effort of traveling up to NJ. The entire feeling during the tour was pure excitement and joy. It actually makes you feel like you’re a part of the legacy that continues to grow from Friday the 13th. The love for the film and the camp was very evident in all of the volunteers, and they work hard to make you feel appreciated and welcome.”
– Jerry W.
“The people involved in making this tour possible have provided an invaluable experience for hardcore fans who’ve waited years, and in some cases decades, to explore these hallowed grounds. They’ve gone above and beyond in making the experience memorable and pleasurable. I hope to be granted another chance some day to explore the grounds a little bit more, and add to the fond memories I have of the overall experience. Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.”
– Stephen D.
“Amazing experience from start to finish. All of the volunteers and guides were super friendly from the first road checkpoint to the end of the tour. Very thorough tour that shows you all of the filming areas plus stories and facts about each spot. The camp tour would’ve been good enough by itself but the bonus of meeting a few of the actors made it that much better. I came here from Toronto, Canada and it was well worth the drive. Would love to do it again in the future.”
– Andrew J.
“I was Eight when I first saw Jason leap out of the water at the end of Friday the 13th and I have been trying to recapture that feeling for 35 years. Not only did the tour live up to and exceed my expectations, it exceeded the expectations of that eight year old deep inside me who feel in love with an entire genre because of one movie. The camp was amazing and the guides went above and beyond to make sure we got what we wanted out of the tour. Everyone was so welcoming and made sure we knew they were happy to have us. Someone in my tour called it a once in a life time experience. I really hope that isn’t true. I can’t wait to get the chance to go back.”
“Such and amazing time on this tour. a must for Friday the 13th fans. Well worth the money spent. Very memorable experience.”
– Colleen E.
“This was really a great bucket list event for me. The staff were knowledgeable and fun, the tour was informative and the actor interactions were really great. Fantastic way to see the original locations.”
– Jason F.
“I couldn’t have imagined a better day than the one that Crystal Lake Tours provided. The organizational skill, the care, the energy that they brought to this weekend….it was all so perfect. This was a tour that knew what the fans wanted, and they delivered.”
– Jeff Seemann
“I had the best time..! if you have the opportunity to attend and are a fan of the movie, this tour is a must. fun surprises, super-knowledgeable guides, and supports a great cause.”
– Erik Shanabrough
“To be apart of this tour was an unforgettable experience for my wife and i. I expected this to be good but it far surpassed my expectations. A must for fans!”
– Duaine Sullenberger
“I thought this was a once in a lifetime experience and am happy I went. It was perfectly run and I had an amazing time.”
– Korcan D.
“From the moment we arrived to the time we left, we were greeted with smiles and laughter. It was so relaxing and fun. The trivia was great. The guides were kind and patient. It was better than I imagined.”
– Elizabeth Goheen
“What a memorable experience, an opportunity of a lifetime that will never be forgotten. The tour was worth every penny and the organization couldn’t be more deserving. Thank you so much!”
– Amy L.
“WOW!!! I attended the tour this past Saturday and what an amazing time. Everyone was amazing and the tour went very smoothly. The three guest’s that were present were great. They made themselves available and interacted with all of the visitors without any issues. They were just as excited to be there as the rest of us. The movie at the end of the day was just the icing on the cake. What a huge surprise and simply put, AWESOME!!!! This event will go down as a huge memory for the ages. I will recommend this event to any fan of the franchise hands down. I would like to thank ALL of you for an amazing time. Your hard work and dedication towards this event is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for making this a wonderful event!!!!!!!”
– Jeff K.
“A definite must for any and all fans as well as those just curious.”
– Shawn Petri
“Our Saturday at the Crystal Lake Tour was such a great experience. For my friend and I, it was like winning two golden tickets into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. We grew up watching Friday the 13th, so to be able to spend the day on ‘set’ was a blast. From the moment we pulled up, staff members were well organized, friendly and professional! The fellow ‘campers’ who attended were also very nice; you could tell everyone was excited to be there. I highly recommend this tour for ANY Friday the 13th fan. Thank you staff and special thanks to cast members who shared our day!”
– Jodi L.
“This tour was amazing. As a true fan of older horror films it was surreal being at the location where one of the most influential horror movies was shot. Being able to meet some of the actors and actresses and getting pictures with them was unforgettable. This tour brought together fans from literally all around the world to enjoy a movie that was special to us growing up in an absolutely stunning location.”
– David Knee
“The Camp Crystal Lake tour is an unforgettable experience that doesn’t disappoint. The thought and effort put into theses tours makes an astounding experience with knowledge tour guides that help you feel like a part of movie making history. An absolute must for all true Friday the 13th fans!”
– Christina Warfel
“Thank you to all the staff for making this a horror fan’s dream come true! The whole day was great and it’s definitely something I’m going to remember (and brag about!) for many years to come.”
– Taylor Bogan
“Camp was well run, by an excellent staff who have either been campers or counselors in the past. They knew everything about the grounds and history. Well mannered and friendly. All we can say is excellence overall. Thumbs way up.”
– Joseph Thompson
“I was lucky enough to be part of the 10th tour to ever go through the camp in 2018. It was an amazing experience. The tour guides were excellent (Yeah Green Team!). The tour itself is absolutely incredible. It’s never everyday you get to see iconic places from horror movie history with your own eyes and even though I took a ton of photos, they don’t do it justice. I hope I get the chance to go back and see it all again! It exceeds any and all expectations!”
– Sean McKeone
“Once and a lifetime opportunity for lovers of horror film and history!”
– Rachel Vickers
“This was one of the best weekends in my life……..staff was GREAT, interactions with actors and actresses was AWESOME, and given an opportunity to visit a iconic place such as Crystal Lake, while helping restore the camp for the Boy Scouts, it’s a win win situation. The price was small compared to the PRICELESS MEMORIES……THANK YOU !!”
– Mark P.
“Its more then i expected or can even imagine. this tour is done right !. With respect to Friday the 13th fans. not in my life would i ever thought i would have the opportunity to spend the night at camp cyrstal lake ( camp blood ). An a amazing experience that is going to take months to process.”
– Darren Belanger
“If you are a fan of the 1980 Friday the 13th film then this is your dream trip. There was always mystery about this location. There was always a longing to be there every time I watched the film. I wanted to walk the grounds since the day I saw this film, visit the cabins, and soak in all the history and ambiance I could.
I got the chance and it was everything I hoped for. Don’t you want to visit Crystal Lake ?? Provided you survive the night, you will have stories forever.”
– Jason P.
“The tour experience is more that you will ever expect! The staff of Crystal Lake Tours go so far out of their way to make this so enjoyable and it really shows. Their attention to detail is fantastic. Standing on the shore of Crystal Lake was an experience I will never forget. For the true fans, it is a way to be part of something that few will ever get the chance to do. As a VIP, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, I cannot express how absolutely amazing the entire experience was. I would honestly have paid double it was that good. The knowledge of the film locations and scenes was outstanding and the eagerness of the staff to share their knowledge really set this apart from anything I had envisioned. Making new friends from across the globe really speaks to the reach this film has – Friday the 13th it is truly an American icon. There are few special moments in life and this is definitely near the very top. Thank you to all the staff who give their time and efforts to make this a reality!”
– Roger Krzeminski
“Having an opportunity to attend two VIP tours this year (and traveling over 10,000 miles from Australia) is I hope testimony to how much I love not only Friday’ the 13th but the pristine and untouched beauty of the film’s location. Imagine being amongst the cabins and sites that are as untouched and authentic as they were back in the fall of 1979… It’s almost as if you are an extra in the movie itself! That coupled with a sleep over in a vintage cot (still unchanged) from one of the films many original cabins, amazing staff who’s job is it to make you feel part of something special, insider stories of many of the location shots, amazing food coupled with wonderful new people you meet along the way who share the same passion, make it a must for any true Friday the 13th fan! I cannot speak highly enough about it!! Thank you!”
– Peter Said
“To be given the opportunity for this once in a lifetime experience. Watching the moving on the beach took me back to my childhood of watching my first and still favorite horror movie with my mom. To be able to be one in a million to see the camp where it all began.”
– Teresa Ibarra
“These tours are without question the greatest days of my life. Visiting these hallowed grounds is like nothing else that I could have imagined. The tours hit every site filmed on camp during the movie. Watching the film lakeside was an experience I will never forget. Meeting the cast and getting photos was the icing on the cake. I would go on these tours every month if I could!”
– Joseph Sainclair
“What a unique experience.. The tour is like stepping back through time to Friday the 13th 1980 camp crystal lake. I enjoyed every second of this tour just amazing.”
– Darren Belanger
“Only so many words exist that can describe being at Camp Crystal Lake…. on Friday the 13th….. for the 40th anniversary….. under a full moon. It is an event that really only happens once and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it and will be something that I’ll always have the best of memories about. The entire event is put on with the utmost care and consideration for the fans. The staff go out of their way to produce a truly once in a lifetime experience and it really shows. To walk the grounds in and of itself is memorable, but to meet and share memories with the people who ‘made the magic’ is such an unique experience it is almost without equal. Having been on a previous tour, the feeling never gets old. It’s always good to be back at camp and relive some fantastic memories!”
– Roger Krzeminski
“Not only is this camp the start of a legendary series, it’s warm, welcoming and has lots of history. The tour—alone—is simply wonderful; but the staff, food and atmosphere makes it a must for any who want to learn about Friday the 13th. The money spent on the tickets go right back into the camp; a camp that has pride and a history beyond our beloved film, Friday the 13th. I’d certainly go again.”
– Matt Matzen
“It was so Awesome! I have been waiting 34 years to go to the camp and meet the cast and it was worth the wait! I just had Harry’s signature and Ki… Ma… music he signed for me tattooed on last Friday. All of the cast and workers were Awesome, but Adrienne and Harry made my life! Long live Friday the 13th!”
– Barry Hicks
“We were at the tour event on Friday, September 13th and to say it was amazing is a huge understatement! I cannot tell you enough times how perfect the experience was! The stars from Friday the 13th were so kind and gracious and went out of their way to show their appreciation for the fans in attendance. I’m still humbled by how generous all of them were and how they took the time to get to know a little about each of us who were in line waiting to see them. We were part of Yellow Group #1 and our tour guides Joe and Darren were phenomenal! They perfectly blended the lore of the movie with the behind-the-scenes facts about the film and the camp itself, along with their own personal experiences that added a lot of color and perspective to where we were. Following the tour, Joe even came over to talk to us before we had dinner and shared more intriguing stories with us. If I’m fortunate enough to be selected for a future tour, I hope they are my guides once again. I really, really cannot thank you all enough for this amazing experience! Seeing the cabins and the grounds where much of the film’s action took place and meeting all the folks involved was incredibly surreal and exciting! As a fan of the movie since I was ten years old, this was a dream come true for me and I’m quite certain it was for everyone else in attendance as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you again…you guys rock!”
– Joe Billips
“Ever since I was a little kid, I have been a huge horror movie fan, especially of the Friday the 13th movie series. My fiancé watches one of the movies at least 3-4 times a week. When I found out that there was actually a tour of the location where the original Friday the 13th was filmed, I was beside myself. I entered my email, hoping and praying I would get the opportunity to experience this. Low and behold- I did!!!! My fiancé and I were counting down the days until September 14, 2019. When we arrived at camp, we didn’t know what to expect, but I can honestly say this experience was everything I had hoped it would be and MUCH MUCH more. Each and every volunteer was super friendly and they all went above and beyond to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. The food was out of this world! The souvenirs we received were amazing! The tour was incredible- so were our tour guides Matt and Ed. Not to mention the celebrity guests that we were able to meet, talk with, take pictures with and get autographs from! We also got to meet a lot of really awesome fans from all over the world! I am still in awe that I was able to attend this event!!!! It was definitely 100% worth it, and I would do it again in a SECOND!!!!!!
Thank you so much to everyone who made this event possible:)”
– Melissa Groth
“I never imagined in my life that I would actually be able to visit Camp Crystal Lake. The experience of just being there and knowing what happened here 40 years was one of the true pleasures of my life! The tour was phenomenal and I would recommend it for any true fan of the original Friday the 13th!!”
– Gregory Stevens Jr
“Been a big Friday the 13th fan since I saw the 1st one back in 1980. Had always thought how cool it would be to see Camp Crystal Lake in person. Thanks to the all the volunteers at No Be Bo Sco for doing these tours and making it such a fun and memorable day for all of us Friday fans!!!!!”
– Bill Mendenhall
“Attempting to translate the various emotions triggered by attending a Crystal Lake Tours event into words would be a gross injustice to this testimonial, and I’ll just leave it at that!”
– Steven Barnhill
“This place, these grounds, are what make up the beginning of what was the best decade of horror (I prefer scary) films. To think, I stood here, where the spectacular Betsy Palmer once stood, and Kevin Bacon and the delightful sweet loving Adrienne King were was and it is surreal to me. The cabins, the lake, the woods all play a part in what is surely a bucketlist thing to do. What makes this priceless is your speaking DIRECTLY to the actors (or, in my case, HUGGING a certain actor) without a publicity agent or manager next to them, and get to share stories or what made this moving special to them. You (or I ) reflect as to where I was in my life as they speak about their experience back in 1980. So sad that crazy Ralph, or Betsy weren’t here to experience the love that was bestowed upon ALL the celebrities here this past weekend. I speak from the heart, with passion, about this once in a lifetime experience. I WISH I COULD BE A GUIDE, for there would be none better!!! Love you CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE !!
– Ken Creasey
“I don’t think there is any other movie franchise that has a beginning to its story, quite like this one. The fact that this event can take place is amazing! It brings together people from all over! It was by far my favorite trip anywhere. From the fans, the special guests, the food, the amazing guides & people of the camp…it was all wonderful & I hope to have the opportunity to come back again!”
– Tanya Heinbaugh
“This tour has been an absolute dream come true! This is the real Crystal Lake my friends! I can’t wait to go back!”
– Jonathan Gagne
“If you’re a Friday the 13th fan, this tour is a must!!!! The cast was amazing, the tour guides were great, the food was great, the atmosphere was incredible. One of the best experiences of my life. Highly, highly, recommend.”
– Rob Zaffino
“You may think this is expensive or just a money making experience, but these people genuinely are trying to do the best for the camp and their scouts as they can. This is a great opportunity for them to provide us fans with a lifelong experience and to help give young campers a future with the boy scouts. Some of the proceeds even went to a nearby camp that works with children with cancer. Had I known that coming in, that would have made all the difference in the world to me, that this is actually a very heartfelt opportunity!”
– Steve Snyder-Hill
“Friday the 13th means different things to different fans. The crystal lake staff are great at their jobs! Their dedication to a fantastic film allows casual fans to live a part of their childhood that was fun and memorable. My wife and I hope to see you again.”
– Brian Kaczor
“Having the opportunity to walk the grounds of Camp Crystal Lake was something I’ve been wanting to do since I saw the movie for the first time 30 years ago. Just being there, mingling with the actors and having flashbacks of the movie while in certain locations is an experience you cannot duplicate. This was a huge check off the bucket list for me. I will definitely come back!”
– J. H.
“An incredible once in a lifetime experience! From the moment you park and walk down the lane , you still can’t believe you made it to Camp Crystal Lake aka Camp Blood ! The tour is just amazing. Everyone is soooo friendly and knowledgeable. The moment you step on the sand with the lake in front of you is PRICELESS. To see the actual locations, meet people who where there during the filming, and all the extra surprises along the way is just incredible. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.”
– T. N.
“I already knew a lot about the movie, but Crystal Lake Tours taught me so much more! Our guide Pete was a great source for everything you’d want to know about the camp.”
– Brian Eltz
“The absolute best way to spend Friday the 13th. Seeing where everything was filmed and hearing some behind the scenes stories was so much fun. It was really cool meeting so many people involved with the movie.”
– Jennifer Cook
“Just simply WOW!!! Here I am more then a week later and over a thousand miles away and I am still in absolute awe over the experience I had at the tour, Mark, Matt and Ed were the only three names that I was able to retain in the midst of all of the overall excitement… but absolutely everyone at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco were just above and beyond amazing that day!!! Visiting this location has been a dream of mine ever since childhood and it became even more so after becoming a filmmaker myself, partially as a result of the influence from the very franchise that was born at this wonderful location… thank you all at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco for having us all as guests at Camp Crystal Lake!!! You are the best!!!”
– Michael Knapp
“I had a great time! I wish to thank all the staff and actors for their participation in making this event such an uplifting and positive experience for me!
I’ve gotten more likes on my Facebook regarding this event, than any other post I ever posted, since I joined!”
“I left my heart at the bottom of Crystal Lake. A full harvest moon on Friday the 13th. The largest cast and crew onsite reunion to date. The best fans. You guys know how to throw a killer 40th Anniversary celebration. The fact that our donations go to charity and restoration efforts make these tours worth every penny.”
– Giselle Mudge
“The tour was exceptional. It felt like a once in a lifetime moment. The guides were patient and didn’t make anyone feel silly when asking questions. The amount of time the guests took with me was astonishing, you weren’t rushed. They made you feel like you were the important one for being there! Such a wonderful group of people and would highly recommend it to anyone considering it. And I even hope to someday make a returning trip.”
– Courtney Kinkead
“I’m a huge fan of the series and it was such an amazing experience. We had the largest gathering of cast/crew since they filmed there, and seeing and speaking to them was so special–I mean, it’s more than a con at a big hotel in a huge city; you’re actually at Camp Crystal Lake!!! The actual location is surprisingly still “authentic”–you won’t have to try and visualize how it looked in the movie, except for some minor interior changes that were made for the shoot. The amazing tour guides will be sure to point out what was changed, citing specific scenes and your favorite moments. They are also very interested in answering questions getting you to participate, which is great. They are not droning on verbatim from a script. If the price tag has you on the fence, it all goes to restore the camp and most of it is tax-deductible. If you are a true fan, you owe it to yourself.”
– Jason Robinson
“This was the greatest weekend of my life, hands down. This franchise means everything to me so to be able to immerse myself in the location with 400 other super fans and cast and crew was magical!”
– Rebecca Rinehart