Discussion Questions: 3. In what ways might the empowerment of camp staff affect the success of the camp?
Suggested Response: Consider the answer given to Question 1 above. If camp counselors contact their campers during the off season, the campers are going to be likely to believe that someone cares about them, and that will make them feel good about going to the camp. If they feel good about going to the camp, they will come back the following year, and they may bring a friend with them. As the cycle continues, the camps customer base will grow, as will its profitability. 13-3
Empowerment of camp staff can impact the success of the camp by making the staff feel important. When people feel important it makes them feel good about themselves and when people feel good about themselves it shows and other people around them notice their good spirits. Also, self-determination can impact the success of the camp. When staff is determined to get something done or to teach the children something new is has a big impact on the camp. The children will tell their friends and parents how much fun they had at the camp and how they can’t wait to go back next year etc. that it might get new children interested in going to the same