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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Creating More Time

For the past two and a half weeks I've been out of the office doing several camp promotion events, a staff recruiting event, a week long training program and a conference. While all of these were valuable, they made it challenging to keep up with my day-to-day workload. There are some strategies we as leaders can use to gain some "extra" time and energy. To improve how you use your time try some or all of the following strategies:

1. Have a clear plan with goals and an up-to-date comprehensive task lists.
2. Organize your day to to maximize what you get done in the limited time you have.
3. Always have something to do with you in case you have "dead" times.
4. Always carry something to take notes with to record ideas, decisions, etc. 
5. Delegate what you can to trusted staff.
6. Don't make things harder than they are. Simplify and break big projects into smaller steps.