Welcome, one and all, to the official website of Camp Natchez, located in the Berkshire hills of upstate New York. For 35 years, Natchez provided lifetimes of summer memories to thousands of young people from all over the    U.S. and all over the world.

Sadly, just before the summer of 1996, Camp Natchez closed. It was the host site for the non-profit Morry's Camp in 1997-98, and in 2003 was reopened as "Camp Anne" by AHRC-NYC, a non-profit organization serving children and adults with special needs. Click here for a 2003 Independent article about the new camp; click here for pictures of Camp Anne; click here to visit the AHRC-NYC website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni News - updated 9/06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMP NATCHEZ ON YAHOO! GROUPS

With 220 members and growing as of August 2006, the Camp Natchez Yahoo! Group is a great way to get back in touch with old friends. Click the link above to sign up, post messages, photos, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Jay Braiman. That's me in the middle, with some of my boys in 1994, my last summer in camp. I first came to Natchez in 1978 at the age of seven, and spent eight summers there as a camper. After a three-summer hiatus, I returned in 1989 as a counselor. I became a Group Leader in 1991 and Program Director from 1992-94.

I spent the best summers of my life at Natchez. All of my closest and dearest friends I met at Natchez. Today I'm a high school English teacher, and I work at Camp Pontiac now as Music and Theatre Director, but I miss Natchez terribly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, March 12, 2005, Camp Natchez Alumni reunited for the third time, at City Crab & Seafood Company in Manhattan. Click here to view photos from the reunion.

Click here to view photos from the 2002 reunion, which was held at Bowlmor Lanes in Manhattan on November 30 of that year.

The first reunion took place November 25, 2000 at Le Bar Bat on 57th Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the "new" Camp Natchez flag, designed by me and made by Mrs. Anita Schafler in 1993. Unfortunately, it only flew for two-plus summers before Natchez closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plaque Pictures

Bunk Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please enjoy all that this site has to offer, including the latest Alumni News and the new Message Board, as well as my own .mp3 recording of "Friends, Alma Mater and Taps." Just like the song says, "the thought of you never dies." Camp Natchez will live forever in all of our hearts and minds. And here on the internet, it will come alive again.

Thanks for stopping by. You can e-mail me at jay@campnatchez.com if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or just to say hello.