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The Gateway’s top-ranked Haunted Playhouse returns this Halloween season

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The Gateway Haunted Playhouse is back, with three spooky attractions this Halloween season.

The playhouse will once again be hosting its Camp Terror at The Gateway in Bellport, along with its kid-friendly version, The Gateway’s Not So Scary Adventure for Kids.

On top of that, The Gateway is bringing back its drive-thru experience Camp Restart at Campers’ Pike on the Forgotten Road at Southaven Park in Yaphank, which debuted last year amid the pandemic.

Your senses will be jarred and your spine-tingled through its adult attractions, Long Island’s oldest and most haunted professional theater promises.

And it has the pedigree. The Gateway Haunted Playhouse earned a ranking on Buzzfeed’s Top 25 Haunted Houses Across America listicle.

This is the 12th year the non-profit playhouse has run haunted activities, which uses dozens of professionally trained actors to scare those brave enough to enter.

Each year, a new theme, path, and characters are created, giving patrons brand new experiences. See all the details for this year’s attractions below.


Camp Terror at The Gateway in Bellport

Theme: This year’s Camp Terror is bringing folks through a 1970s camp being terrorized by demon spirits from a nearby graveyard.

“Many of the campers went missing… with some inhabited by the demon spirits themselves,” said haunt director, Michael Baker. “The camp was condemned by the state after many confirmed abominations and after a fatal event… It is said that the original occupants of Camp Terror still roam the grounds awaiting victims.”

Location: 215 South Country Road, Bellport.

Tickets: $25 per person. Click here to buy online.

Hours: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Dates:

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 1-2
  • Fri-Sun, Oct. 8-10
  • Thurs-Sun Oct. 14-17
  • Thurs-Sun, Oct. 21-24
  • Thurs-Sun, Oct. 28-31

Age: Recommended for ages 13 and older.

Vaccine: As per The Gateway, admission to Camp Terror at The Gateway in Bellport will require patrons to be fully vaccinated to attend performances. The CDC considers an individual to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days after their second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after their single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID-19 vaccine.


Camp Restart at Campers’ Pike on the Forgotten Road

Theme: The founder of Camp Gateway (now known as Camp Terror) lost his brother to murder. To help restart his life, he decides to open another camp aimed at helping the troubled youth. But the demons from Camp Terror continue to haunt him and his new facility.

“It was a program built on good, that crumbled under evil,” reads a release by The Gateway.

Reminder: This is a drive-thru experience.

Location: Southaven Park, 761 Victory Ave, Yaphank.

Tickets: $60 per car. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

Hours: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Dates:

  • Thurs-Sun, Oct. 7-10
  • Thurs-Sun Oct. 14-17
  • Thurs-Sun, Oct. 21-24
  • Thurs-Sun, Oct. 28-31

Age: Recommended for ages 13 and older.

Vaccine: Vaccines are not required for Campers’ Pike on the Forgotten Road or for The Gateway’s Not So Scary Kids Adventure.


The Gateway’s Not So Scary Kids Adventure

Theme: This is a well-lit, Halloween-theme adventure for the little ones, introducing fun characters along the way.

Location: 215 South Country Road, Bellport.

Tickets: $10 per adult and child. Click here to buy online.

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dates: Saturday and Sundays, Oct. 16 – Oct. 31

Age: Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Vaccine: Vaccines are not required for Campers’ Pike on the Forgotten Road or for The Gateway’s Not So Scary Kids Adventure.