A mother's remembrance... Summer camp. These two words have been known to inspire many things in the hearts of young girls and prospective campers- from fear, loneliness and anxiety, to joy, freedom, and lessons learned that will last a lifetime. Facing her mom's recent passing, the author recalls another time in her life when she was learning to live without her. Set along the shores of Lake Michigan, time runs parallel between a present day journey and a distant place of memory where friendships formed and faith grew. A daughter's journey... Told in flashbacks as the author drives to a camp reunion with her own daughter and her two teenage friends, memories unfold, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey back to the idyllic setting of the camp. In these humorous and at times harrowing adventures, the author realizes the power of female friendship can last a lifetime- in fact, it can change the form and direction of your entire life. Through laughter, tears, colorful descriptions, thoughtful prose, and steady plot teasers, this memoir will infiltrate your dreams. Even if you've never attended summer camp, as you turn the last, heart-warming page, you'll feel as if you have. Welcome back to Memory Lake.