Every kid who has returned to Saginaw summer after summer to fulfill their dream of walking under the arch and up the incline past the pagoda as a Hillman, understands that the summer ritual of the Hill-IJ Game is “more than a game”. It is the centerpiece of the Hill Spirit that binds together generations of campers and counselors who have embraced the Saginaw Hill … Continue reading More Than A Game
Thoughts abound among camp folks about Danny Pevner who recently passed away. Danny started as a counselor in the 1950’s and later endeared himself to generations of campers serving as the Guidance Counselor for the Girl’s Camp in the 1960’s and on. We share with you the endearing reflections of his good buddy Connie Chalick which speak volumes to the depth and meaning of friendships … Continue reading Danny and Connie
Through all the Saginaw generations, original songs were the glue that held the summer camp experiences together. The only given at camp was that we sang incessantly. Often it was musical spontaneous combustion…it just happened without any prompting. There were Hill and Acropolis Songs, Big Show Tunes, Color War Songs, Skit Songs, Bunk Songs, League Team Songs, Spirit Chants, Bus Songs, Campfire Songs, Gag Songs, … Continue reading Most Memorable Camp Songs
Across the annals of Saginaw history it is very evident that the draw for returning campers, both on the boys and girls sides, were the fraternal relationships fostered between the campers and counselors. As campers we looked up to our counselors as mentors or cool older siblings and sought to emulate their every move and mannerism. For any of us who went through the cycle, … Continue reading Hill-IJ Games 2009 to 2011
The Triennial Alumni Reunion was held the weekend of September 16th as it celebrated the 90th anniversary of the arrival in Oxford of our tribe way back in 1927. For over 150 alums from the 1960’s to today, it was your typical Saginaw three-day celebration of good times with good friends and a bit of charitable generosity to boot in support of the Herb Cohen … Continue reading Saginaw Alumni Reunion 2017
Twenty-One, Taps, and H.O.R.S.E. were all regular parts of the free-time recreation buffet on Hill Court. But 3-on-3 was the lynch pin of all of those “pick-up” games and true bragging rights were at stake. It was announced this week that they are adding 3-on-3 Basketball to the Olympics in 2020. Which prompted old, nostalgic minds who edit this website to think, who were the … Continue reading 3-on-3….Best Ever!
For the second time Hank “Zeus II” Aberman organized a casual Saturday afternoon get together for Saginaw Alums at the Waterfront Marriott in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. About 20 Supes from the 1950’s through 1970’s got together with old friends for lunch and reminiscence and a whole bunch of needling. The morning began with lots of back slapping and finger pointing at images and … Continue reading Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion-Version II
See what we have cooked up as we continue harvest new photos and memorabilia from Alums to help our existing postings grow and prosper since June 1, 2017. Sample images of the new content are shown, but make sure to click on the link below each image to check out how this and other new stuff have enhanced the postings with new nostalgic splendor! Awesome … Continue reading Check Out The New Stuff!!
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 … Continue reading Brother and Sister