Remembering Chip Piatti

Remembering Chip Piatti: 1946-2020
On Thursday October 8th we lost Chip Piatti, a great friend and family member to NCE. Chip died of liver cancer after a valiant 1.5 year battle. Chip had many careers in his life: as an architect, designer, cook, musician, wine tour guide, teacher, camp director, and even food tester for trips to the moon. At NCE he taught a variety of classes for both kids and adults; he was best known as the Director of our beloved Camp Innovations, which he ran for 25 years.
We are creating a memory page as a tribute to Chip. Please share your photos and/or stories by sending them to
We have also established a scholarship fund in Chip’s honor. Donations can be made here.
To read more about Chip and his impact on kids at NCE, click here.