For all Saginaw campers and staff the bus ride up to Oxford in late June for the first day of camp was always a seminal moment for the year. In the attached document Suanne and April Riskin, along with some help from their friends, provide a detailed Acropolis memory walk of these times from the late 1960’s and and early 1970’s.
Besides the description of the frenetic bus ride and the aromatic moment stepping on to upper field, they provide over 100 “bits of trivia” that are sure to tap into your own personal recollections of your times at Saginaw.
These include highlights like:
The Job Wheel
Short sheeting beds
Hanging bras on the flag pole
Capture the Flag
Oscar’s Sticky Buns
The vomit machine
The smell of pine needles
Besides Senior Girl activities, there is no denying the importance of the connection between the Acropolis women and the men of The Hill. Sadie Hawkins Day, Cabaret, Co-Ed Swim, Brother and Sister, Late Nights at the Canteen, and Longwood Gardens just a smattering of shared activities in and out of camp.
As we know many of these often were the springboard to life time relationships that lasted well beyond the Saginaw years.
Feel free to sing along but have the discretion to close the door since your kids, grandkids, and the dog will think you are loopy.
Pour yourself a large iced tea (it is unlikely that you have any Bug Juice in the fridge), sit back in the lounge chair, and enjoy this wonderful romp down memory lane. You will laugh and probably get misty as well as you relive some of those larger than life moments from your Saginaw youth.