Athletics at Saginaw are designed to teach skills, foster play, and develop sportsmanship. Our Junior campers’ athletics program (1st to 5th grades) emphasizes skill development and game competition. Athletics for our Inter campers (6th to 7th grades) focus mostly on game competition with some focus on skill development. Senior campers’ athletics (8th to 11th grades) emphasize game competition, and they play athletics at an increased level of intensity. Saginaw is proud to have two Athletic Directors – one for boys camp and one for girls camp. At Saginaw, we believe that athletics is an important part of the sleepaway camp experience.
Camp Saginaw has an extensive arts program. The art department is run by our Art Director and has approximately eighteen full-time instructors. These staff members are art teachers and art students who are passionate about teaching art to children. At Saginaw, campers develop their sense of originality and self expression through fine arts, as well as performing arts.
Camp Saginaw’s waterfront is extensive. On our property, we have two pools as part of our aquatics complex, a lake, and the Big Elk Creek. All waterfront areas are run by a full staff of qualified specialists, and are overseen by our Waterfront Director. Many activities in these areas are camper favorites, such as lake tubing and coed free swim. Our waterfront provides campers with many opportunities to learn new skills, such as proper canoe paddling strokes and wakeboarding.
The scope of our adventure program sets Camp Saginaw apart from other overnight camps. Each activity is taught by one of our dedicated camp specialists. These staff members are highly trained and many of them are certified in their specialty area. It is important that our campers have fun, but that they also learn something new while at Saginaw. Our adventure program - which includes everything from dirt bikes to an Aerial Adventure course - are rich in learning opportunities.