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, May 19, 2015


Occasionally I'm asked what web sites, blogs, etc. do I recommend as tools to help camp leaders grow both personally and professionally. One source I recommend is SlideShare. It is a web platform were people from a wide range of backgrounds upload presentations. While you always have to critically assess the quality of the content, I've found quite a few presentations that contain very helpful content.

The range of topics for presentations is very diverse. For instance here is the top content on SlideShare this week:

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?
5 Ways to Work Smarter in Your Home Office
12 Awesome Content Marketing Ideas
The LinkedIn Guide to the Perfect #Workselfie
Infographics: The Good and Bad

While none of these relate specifically to my work as a camp leader, in each I've found interesting ideas. Some I'll adapt and use. Others just stimulate my thinking.

SlideShade does organize the presentations by topic (including leadership) and offers a search feature. You can also opt to receive e-mails from SlideShare with updates on content.