I am not sure how many issues of these Saginaw Yearbooks were ever done but we stumbled upon this one from 1971. Much like your high school yearbook this is a compilation of kitchy images of Saginaw activities as well as group pictures of every bunk on Boys and Girls camp that year.
The bunk pictures are classic because the campers and staff are all cleaned up and wearing Saginaw uniforms they rarely put on during the course of the year. Everyone’s hair looks great and most of the folks are smiling widely for the camera.
There are photos of key staff like Herbie Cohen, Connie Chalick, Shirley Chalick, and Danny Pevner along with cute bios on all of them.
There are images of neatly arranged and maintained bunks (of course only a girl’s bunk would be able to pull this off). The Mess Hall was an important place as well, not only to eat but to share those cherished moments of comradarie with your friends (like teasing each other and talking behind each other’s backs).
Then there were the unique activities that we did at camp that we never did at home. Camp Saginaw had a way of introducing us to things like driving ranges with floating golf balls, knock hockey, and hurdles.
Take a minute an flip through the archive of Camp Saginaw Circa 1971….it will definitely stir a few distant memories and maybe a wry smile or two.
Along the same lines Saginaw sent out marketing flyers to solicit the interest of families who might want to send their kids away for the summer. Take a look at this one from 1971 which has a very similar look and feel to the Saginaw Yearbook of the same year.