Theme-of-the-Day is a daily post where we ask readers to leave their summer camp ideas, using the day’s theme, in the comments section. What ideas and suggestions do you haveĀ  for the Theme of the Day? What game, craft, apparel choice, theme meal, evening activity, special event, song, skit, or anything else would you do at camp if your theme was…


Below are my five suggestions. Think you got one better? Leave it in the comments area below.

  1. First and foremost you must do some teambuilding. Whether it’s with initiatives or low ropes elements teambuilding programs with a good facilitator can really highlight the attributes of a good leader.
  2. Hold discussions either in small cabin groups or larger. Questions like, “What makes a good leader?” or “How can someone who is not popular be a leader at school?” are good starters.
  3. Take a long hike with a group and have the campers all take turns leading the hike. Allow them to take the paths they want.
  4. Have groups create skits that highlight leadership qualities.
  5. Role play different scenarios. Then discuss what everyone thinks a leader should do in that situation.