Camp Scatico

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Camp Scatico is a brother-sister sleep-away camp for boys and girls located in the upper Hudson Valley of New York State, in the town of Elizaville, which is in Columbia County.


Camp Scatico has been in operation since 1921. It was founded by Nat Holman of the Original Celtics.[1] Holman sold the camp to his niece Ruth (1922–2011) and her husband Irwin “Flick” Fleischner (1922–2004) in 1964, and the camp is currently owned and operated by their son David Fleischner and his wife Diana Wallerstein.[2] It is the site where Camp MTV was taped, which aired Sunday, July 30, 1989.[3]


A substantial number of the camp's attendees have achieved enormous success. Notables who attended the camp include singer Lesley Gore, Hollywood financier Mordecai Wiczyk, businessman Marvin Davis, actor Cornel Wilde, Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, author Erica Jong, Judge Wilfred Feinberg, comedian Julie Klausner, comedian Modi Rosenfeld, movie director and screenwriter Zak Penn, sportscaster Jimmy Roberts, record executives James Diener and Len Fichtelberg, writer-producer-director Scott Goldstein, and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager.[1][4]


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