The Story of New Jersey’s “Friday The 13th” Camp
In 1980, the original "Friday the 13th" was released. The movie was shot in Hardwick, Blairstown and Hope, New Jersey in September of 1979. The camp scenes were shot on a working Boy Scout camp, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick, NJ. The camp is still standing and still works as a summer camp.
The production company was allowed to use the camp only after making a donation to the Boy Scouts of America.
Despite being tucked away deep in the woods, the cast and crew discovered they had a famous neighbor - a nearby farm was owned by Lou Reed. Soundman Richard Murphy said "we got to watch Lou Reed play for free, right in front of us, while we were making the film. He came by the set and we hung around with each other and he was just a really great guy."
Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco politely asks fans of the movie to stay away while the camp is open, since it's not exactly nice to try to terrorize real campers during the summer. However, in 2011, the camp held it's first public tour to celebrate Friday the 13th. The last tour was in November of 2015, and currently no tours are scheduled - we'll be sure to let you know the next time one comes up!
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