Life on the shores of Corey Lake near Three Rivers, Michigan, comes alive in this classic story about YMCA Camp Eberhart. Cheley, known as "the chief," writes about the early days as only a great storyteller could. Read what it was like to be a camper and counselor during Eberhart's first few seasons. Cheley describes adventures like digging up Hesikia's treasure chest, and also timeless camp routines... "A leader could be heard giving orders to be quiet while one by one the lights went out. As always happens, each tent possessed at least one humorist, who found it very difficult to sleep as long as a single funny saying remained unsaid." "The nightly camp fire was one of the most attractive events of all camp life. There had already developed a great deal of rivalry between the tents as to which one could build the best fire until it had become a fine art...it always held its hour of enchantment and good fellowship, for no camper was ever too tired, no matter what the activities of the day, to enter heartily into every yell and song and stunt." Frank H. Cheley (1889-1941) devoted his life to working with youth. He worked at the YMCA during high school and college in Colorado, and began his prolific writing career as camp director of YMCA Camp Eberhart in Michigan. He established the Cheley Colorado Camps, which his family continues to operate.