The great horror campout was this June, and I was SO excited for it. Unfortunately, the Great Horror Campout was a great big bore. We were so bored, in fact, that we left early, not even sleeping in the tents they provided.
The Great Bore-or Campout
I got my dossier while I was in my office working, it was T Minus 8 hours until the great horror campout and we (my coworkers and I) were prepping to be scared all night long. We started outlining everything we'd need to remember, the puzzles we wanted to tackle first and read the horror tropes over and over again all day, just so we could be prepared for the night ahead.
When we got to the Great Horror Campout, we waited in line for about an hour, with over 200 other excited horror fans, and we were pumped! After getting our camp shirts, we went into our tents and started to plan again. We looked at maps, we scanned the crowds and pointed out the weak links in every group and had a blast. The second night fell, we were bored to tears. Waiting in line for 40 minutes just to get 'buried alive' with 15 other people wasn't our idea of scary (or fun). The one thing we thought would make our nights better, was blood tag. Unfortunately for us, blood tag was limited to 15 feet by 15 feet of forest, and it wasn't really tag, just freezing cold paint inside a watergun. ugh.
We had such high hopes for this event, and I mean, who wouldn't! Zombies, and Voodoo, and Kidnapping, and all the scary monsters you could ever want in one place actively trying to attack you! That to me sounds awesome!
The reality of the Great Horror Campout was: waiting in lines for way too long, puzzles that were super easy to solve, naked people running around, and even begging a character to scare us because we were so bored. If you'r a horror fan, and you're thinking about going to the great horror campout, Save your money for Halloween Horror Nights. It's a lot scarier, and you'll have way more fun.