Camp Sussex was open for 85 years and closed in 2005 and was run a New York City non-profit organization, the property was then passed to another owner after filing for bankruptcy. The camp opened in in 1924 by a "Jewish welfare organization", and was meant to serve poor and orphan children from NYC were able to spends summer there for free. The camp accommodated 1,200 campers every year.On 215 acres, the camp had 36 bunkhouses 18 for boys and 18 for girls. The camp also had baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, recreation building, arts building, a theater, an infirmary and a boat house. 12 campers and 3 counselors would live in one cabin, and they eat all their meals in the large dining hall with two kitchens. In 2004 Derek Jeters foundation signed a three year agreement to create a special sport summer program, though one week into the camp program the foundation pulled out of the agreement. A individual has bought the camp for $850,000 and is planning to restore and then reopen the children's camp.
The camp is now being refurbished and is no longer abandoned.
5/11/2021 06:34:13 am
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1/23/2022 08:15:43 am
My daughter's went to that camp for two years. That love the experience something that I was never exposed as a child living in the city .I hope that the person who buys it can bring the same experience my kids had at this camp for children that my never be able to experience how fun a summer in a camp my be .
6/3/2022 02:13:21 am
I used to go to camp here back in 04/05 right before they shut down. Had my first kiss at Camp Sussex, and watched Star Wars Ep III there. Good memories!
7/11/2022 11:25:27 am
Went there sometime in the early 1970 with my two younger brothers.
1/26/2023 07:51:33 pm
Was anyone else told the story of Cropsey,the guy who lived in the blue house across the lake?I didn't think this place would ever close down. It should be renovated n restored.The idea was a great one,it gave me an opportunity to see past these tall project buildings.ive caught frogs,learned to swim and canoe.Theres only 3 ppl I can vividly remember from my cabin.A councilor who resembled A.C slater from S.B.T.Bell,An adult kid we called Chewbacca and a kid with a shakey eye.For some reason camp Sussex always comes to mind.it really was an life lasting experience in just 2wks,can't wait to see the newly improved version.i really hope whoever owns it can keep giving these experiences to under privileged youths.The memories actually do last a lifetime.
12/18/2022 02:34:04 pm
I remember being a camper here when I was a kid I went a couple of years I would tell me mother only it we could afford it I would like to goi remember going there until my teen trip, that was the last time
12/27/2022 01:32:05 pm
I went here 5 summers straight from age 7.5 to like 12yrs old.
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