All of us know Camp Saginaw was a family affair. Parents emptied their households each summer to take those long awaited vacations or just to spend adult time with each other. For many of those parents they were sending us to a place they knew well from their youth. The multi-generational connections at Saginaw run deep.
Often at camp we had older siblings who had reputations we had to deal with or younger siblings who had behavioral issues we had to intercede on or just cousins or almost relatives who were sharing our camp experience. There were many staff members, like Administrators Connie and Shirley Chalick pictured at the top of this posting with Michael and Beth, who had family as campers during their time of service at Saginaw.
To facilitate family member interaction Saginaw provided Brother and Sister meetings every Wednesday and Sunday between girls and boys dinners on the grassy lawn of the Dell behind the Mess Hall. It was an opportunity to get together with your siblings, stoke sibling rivalry or just talk about personal stuff that belong only to brothers and sisters.
Then there was the second reason to get to Brother and Sister which was to take up with your current “summer interest” from the other side of camp. Often under the guise of visiting your sibling a little romantic socializing might have been going down on the side.
If you have any more photos of siblings at Saginaw we would love to include them. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to this posting.