You might know this, but just in case you didn’t, I run a day camp every summer. It’s a 10 week ordeal and is wonderful, tiring, exciting, and fulfilling. My first step ever year is to begin to assemble a leadership team.
I was blessed to have this years team almost entirely in place before last summer ended. They were a great bunch to work with and I’m sure they learned a ton, but, for me, they were priceless during the last two weeks of camp.
During week 8 I developed a fever and needed to stay home that Friday. Turns out it wasn’t just a fever, it was pneumonia. I was in and out (and mostly out of it) during the last two weeks. But camp never missed a beat – including the final staff dinner. Side note: That’s why for the first time in almost 5 years I missed posting these last two weeks.
My leadership team knew what needed to be done and found ways to make it happen. That couldn’t have been the case if I was trying to run a one-man show.
Make sure that you have a team in place that can step in and do most of what you can do. You never know when you’re going to be sick, injured, or need to be out for an extended time.