Hill Sporting Life

It is no secret that the lifeblood of the Hill experience was the daily sporting activities that ranged from softball and basketball leagues to more eclectic sporting avocations like golf, tennis, and riflery.  We had team uniforms, drafts to assemble franchises, standings posted on the Hill bulletin board outside Hill 1,  MVP awards, and lots of certificates and trophies as well. The first week of … Continue reading Hill Sporting Life

Freedom Rider…R.I.P.

In many ways the image of Connie Chalick as a free spirit riding his street machine off into the sunset across Pennsylvania is an appropriate one.  Along with his running mates Herbie Cohen, Danny Pevner,  and his wife Shirley,  Connie left an indelible mark on the evolution of the Saginaw way of life and the lives of campers and staff who were lucky enough to … Continue reading Freedom Rider…R.I.P.

Harlem Wizards Visit Saginaw

On August 6, 1971 the campers at Saginaw were treated to an awesome display of basketball wizardry by none other than the Harlem Wizards.  Originally started in 1962 by Howie Davis, this band of quality college and wannabee NBA players traveled the country entertaining crowds in a basketball lampooning tradition started by the more famous Globetrotters. (Click to read about the history of the Harlem … Continue reading Harlem Wizards Visit Saginaw

Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion-2018

Through the concerted efforts of Hank Aberman and his willing cohorts a record crowd of 42 Saginaw Alums attended the Third Annual Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion at the Marriott Waterfront Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore this Sunday.  Lots of new faces this year and plenty of renewed connections.   As you can see in the photo below they have all mellowed gracefully. Top Row:  Sandy (Rose) … Continue reading Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion-2018

Most Memorable Camp Songs

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

Saginaw Alumni Reunion 2017

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

3-on-3….Best Ever!

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!

Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion-Version II

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

Brother and Sister

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