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
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
From the earliest days capturing images of Saginaw life on film was a well established tradition. Whether it was a studio photographer snapping group bunk pictures or an overzealous parent with a Brownie Hawkeye capturing his kid diving at the pool, a major post-season activity was filling photo albums commemorating the Saginaw experience. Here you will see, albiet in black and white since it was … Continue reading Kodak Moments: 1950’s
Upper field was fertile ground for planting seeds of a relationship that could last a lifetime. Couples at Saginaw spent many romantic evenings searching out constellations and other heavenly forms under bright starry skies never imagining where these forays might lead them. For those below it lead to a ceremony with a Marryin’ Sam Ketuba, or a more official one, where they danced the Hora … Continue reading Matrimonial Stakes
Horseback riding at Saginaw was a special offering, that is to say your parents had to pay extra for you to partake in this activity. For most us this was not even on our radar screen unless we happened to be on the way out of camp and got a hint of the stable aroma waffing about near the front gate. As you can read … Continue reading Best In Show
As far as central meeting places at Saginaw the most prominent one was The Canteen. It’s location a stones throw from the Mess Hall, Milk Bar, Main Office, and the Infirmary meant you passed by it and through it almost every day. The Canteen was the source of delightful over-the-counter treats like Herr’s Potato Chips (B-B-Que, Sour Cream and Onion, or Plain), M&M’s (plain and … Continue reading The Canteen Tales
Camp allowed us to explore all creative veins and maybe the biggest opportunity to divulge latent theatrical talents was during the camper production each summer of a hit Broadway Musical of the day in the Big Show. Now this was a full script, full cast, no holds bared version of a Broadway musical with costumes, stage sets, lighting, music….the whole nine yards….played in front … Continue reading The Really Big Shows!