If you host non-summer camp groups in a retreat or conference center setting I'd recommend checking out Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel. Each week the host helps turn around under performing hotels. The issues he deals with include hospitality, facilities maintenance, housekeeping, staffing, marketing, and leadership. Sound like familiar challenges? While the context is somewhat different, there's something in every episode that will make you think about your own operation and how it can be improved.
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.