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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stress at Work

A new survey from the American Psychological Association indicates that 1/3 of employees experience chronic stress as a result of work. What factors create this stress? Long work weeks, the need to work during time off (answering e-mails is the chief culprit), a lack of advancement opportunities, and not enough pay are the most commonly cited factors.

Do our staff at camp face these same stressors? If so, how is this stress affecting their performance? What strategies might we use to address the issues creating stress?