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, August 11, 2015

Walking Meetings

Next time you need to meet with a staff member or two consider a walking meeting. Dr. Ted Eytan, Medical Director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health suggests several advantages to walking meetings.  From a neurochemical perspective our brains are more relaxed when we walk. Research indicates we are also more creative when we're walking. Dr. Eytan also suggests walking meetings increase employee engagement because they break down barriers between supervisors and staff.