Tours & Events

A bucket list item for any classic horror movie fan!

Our guided tours will take you back in time to the famous filming locations at our historic camp in Hardwick, New Jersey, USA. Each small group of fans is led by a member of our friendly and knowledgeable tour staff. These walking tours range in length up to approximately 1 mile and include time at each filming location to take photos and reenact scenes. Please come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and apparel to match the weather forecast.

These tours and events support restoration and maintenance projects at the historic camp as well as support youth camping programs throughout the Northern New Jersey Council, BSA.  Each event is planned, organized and executed by camp alumni who are deeply passionate about preserving the camp experience for generations of youth to come.  Thank you for supporting these causes!

What is included with the tour?

Our tour experiences vary with every season. Please see the description for the date and time you are interested in for the exact details of your individual tour session. 

Past examples include:

  • Full length walking tours that visit all of the filming locations in the camp and shorter lakefront tours that take you directly to the center of the movie set.
  • Morning, afternoon, evening and flashlight tour sessions.
  • Special activities such as canoeing, archery, Q&A sessions, etc.
  • Exclusive gift souvenirs and apparel.
  • Meals in our historic dining hall.
  • Celebrity guests and movie artifact appearances.
  • …and other extraordinary experiences that you won’t find anywhere else!
Again, please see the description for the date / time you are interested for information on included activities for that particular session.

When is the next tour?

Click here to browse our upcoming tour dates.

If you can’t attend one of the upcoming tour dates, please enter our ticket waitlist for a chance at tickets for a future event when they become available. It’s quick, easy, free and you only need to do it once. Don’t worry – we won’t spam you and you can quickly unsubscribe at any time.

What other events are available?

Our last cast reunion was the largest gathering of cast and crew since the filming. Past events have included overnight stays, canoeing on the lake, archery on the range – and we’ve got incredible plans for the future! These future events will be announced to our ticket waitlist.

When is the next reunion event?

We made history in 2019 with the largest gathering of cast and crew from Friday the 13th Part 1 since the movie was released. It was an amazing event and the fans that travelled to the camp from all over the world still rave about it. We had plans for an even larger reunion in 2020, but Covid-19 took over the headlines just weeks after tickets went on sale.

The time has come to do it again. Break out your knee socks and favorite 80s apparel and join us back at camp on June 2nd or 3rd for the 2023 Crystal Lake Reunion!

Can I have a private large group tour or event at the camp?

If you have a group of 20 or more that would like a private tour or event at the camp, please submit a request by entering your information here. Our ability to service these requests will vary based on camp and staff availability.

Still have questions?

Please see our FAQ for more frequently asked questions.

Special Events

Some tours include special activities such as canoeing on our famous lake.

Cast & Crew Reunions

Our September 2019 reunion was the largest gathering of cast and crew since the filming.

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