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!

T-Shirt Memories

Many of us have an old Acropolis Dove, Hill Hawk,  or League T-shirt in the back of a drawer or a storage box somewhere that time and personal expansion preclude the possibility of wearing again, but we still hang on to it for the sweet camp memories that it evokes. Well Randi Burak, a Saginaw lifer from 1989 to 1999, came up with a better … Continue reading T-Shirt Memories

Saginaw Alumni Reunion 2014

The alums of Saginaw returned to the home turf as they do every three years in September of 2014 to catch up on things and share secrets on arresting the aging process.  Spending times with friends talking about youthful summer days together has a way of turning back the pages of time. This year’s three-day extravaganza was expertly organized and run by Andrew Senker and … Continue reading Saginaw Alumni Reunion 2014

Saginaw Alumni Reunion 2011

The three-year cycle for an on-campus Saginaw Alumni Reunion was renewed on September 23, 2011 under the capable direction of Brian Greene and a few valued co-conspirators.  It would be a no holds barred three-day celebration of all the generations of Saginaw Alumni with all the fixins. Unfortunately, as the hourly forecast below would indicate, it started that Friday afternoon under cloud cover and misty … Continue reading Saginaw Alumni Reunion 2011

Matrimonial Stakes

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

The Canteen Tales

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

The Last Raid of 1980

Raids are one of the unspoken givens at summer camps.  This is where teenagers learn to hone their skills of short-sheeting beds, creative use of toothpaste and shaving cream, hanging undergarments from flag poles, and just creating havoc any way they could. At Saginaw the tradition has strong roots, though people rarely talk about it. Jim Korman relates that when they were campers on the … Continue reading The Last Raid of 1980