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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ben Franklin's Two Simple Questions

Ben Franklin had a simple but effective way to keep himself on track. Every day he asked himself two simple questions.

In the morning: "What good shall I do this day?"
In the evening: "What good have I done this day?"

The first question help set a purpose for the day and created focus. The second allowed him to evaluate the day and adjust his plans for the following day. Simple but effective.