A great source for thought provoking ideas on leadership is Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge newsletter. While often targeted at those working in business settings, there is enough good content here to make it worthwhile for camp directors to check it out. The newsletter is free and can be accessed at http://hbswk.hbs.edu/. Right now you'll find the top ten most popular articles of 2011 in the newsletter.
Welcome to the Summer Camp Leadership blog. For those of us who lead summer camps, making a positive difference in the lives of young people is our passion. Turning that passion into a reality, however, takes more than the ability to lead songs, teach archery or plan craft projects. Creating camp experiences that truly transform lives takes leadership. Leadership that creates a vision for the future, leadership that inspires and engages others, leadership that remains focused and stays the course. My hope is through this blog you'll find ideas, inspiration and tools to help you be a great summer camp leader.