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 28, 2013

Three Tools For Managing Your Time

All of us as camp leaders often find ourselves with more to do than we have time for. How do we get done those things that are most important to our success and the success of our camp? Here are three strategies for creating more time to focus on what's most important.

Eliminate - Look at everything that takes time out of your schedule, assess their contribution to your camp and ruthlessly cut those of minimal value.

Delegate - If someone else can do it, delegate it to them. While it might not be done the way you would do it, it's worth the sacrifice so you can do, and do effectively, what's most important.

Consolidate - Carve out uninterrupted time in your schedule to focus on critical tasks. Group routine tasks like answering e-mail together to minimize interruption.