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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

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!

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

Pyramid Power

There were always many mystical forces at work at Saginaw and in collecting images of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s there seemed to be a synergy around human pyramids. They came in all shapes and sizes-campers, waiters, and counselors.  The common denominator seems to be that they all evoked similar facial expressions….a mix of looks replete with giggles and trepidation.         … Continue reading Pyramid Power

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