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

Hill-IJ Games 2009 to 2011

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

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

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