Do you love horror movies and having the shit scared out of you? Well, next month, you can partake in an overnight horror camp. The Great Horror Campout is a 12-hour immersive event happening July 11 and 12 at the Alameda campground near Pleasanton.
For $99-$200, groups of two to four people can stay at the camp, participating in a scary night in the woods that'll feature monsters, zombies, blood, and body parts littered around the campgrounds.
The event is choose-your-own-adventure, with spooky participation ranging from mild to extreme and everything in between. If you’re not into being scared shitless, then go with the mild adventure, which involves watching horror movies, participating in sing-a-longs and roasting marshmallows, all while camping in a "chicken zone" that will leave your tent free of any roaming monsters.
Should you desire to live dangerously, then the extreme level is right for you. You’ll be camped in an area that is considered "open" and "fair game" all night; i.e., you'll want to sleep with one eye open. This level of participation includes the Hell Hunt scavenger hunt, which is supposedly not for the faint of heart.
Adventurers at any level can display their athletic prowess and dexterity through an obstacle course, slipping and sliding their way through blood and body parts. All fake, of course, or so we hope.
Should any part of this event be overwhelming, or perhaps you’re just tired of all the crap, then shout the phrase "I WANT MY MOMMY," and the horrors will slowly fade and the monsters will leave you be. But where’s the fun in that?