The 1970s was a period of transition at Saginaw as the moors of the society at large were being challenged by the youth across America. Many believed we had stepped into “The Age of Aquarius” and there was no stopping the introduction of long hair, torn jeans, and recreational substances that would influence the camp experience during this decade of change.
It was also a time where instant gratification became the expectation so the arrival of the Polaroid made capturing and enjoying the images of the time as simple as point, shoot, and listen to the whir as the photos were magically developed in your hand.
With the times, traditions at Saginaw changed….for the first time in 1974 there was an Aides Trip to NYC. With the help of producer Kenny Waissman, who went to Saginaw back in the 1960’s, they were able to land orchestra seats to a performance of Grease on Broadway.
This was great preparation since Grease was also the Big Show in 1974 and many of these ladies had parts in the Saginaw production. Kenny even came to the the show at Saginaw and gave all the lead players flowers in recognition of their fine work.
Whether it was Goofy Day and it’s pantomime cheers, the Girls Leagues with their theme team names and original fight songs, or original Bunko improvisations, with social activities like these creativity got a chance to breath.
As was the custom at Saginaw lots of time was just spent hanging with friends and building relationships that could last a lifetime.
Please let us know if you have more pictures from the 1970’s.
We can make room for more memories from this era, so if you have any photos to share please scan them as JPEG files and email them email@example.com.