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

Kodak Moments 1970s

The 1970s was a period of transition at Saginaw as the moors of the society at large were being challenged by the youth across America.  Many believed we had stepped into “The Age of Aquarius” and there was no stopping the introduction of long hair, torn jeans, and recreational substances that would influence the camp experience during this decade of change. It was also a … Continue reading Kodak Moments 1970s

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

Kodak Moments 1960s

In the dawn of this new era, the technology of capturing memories on film advanced to Instamatic 104’s with Flash Cubes and just about everyone, including your grandmother, become a cub photographer.  As black and white evolved to color things became all that more vibrant to remember. For all campers the smiles began at the bus pick up points for the beginning of a new … Continue reading Kodak Moments 1960s

Kodak Moments: 1950’s

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

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