Running a summer camp is a lot like managing any other enterprise, writes Howard Greenstein -- your success depends primarily on how well you can motivate your team and manage their expectations. The best summer camps, like the best companies, are those led by people capable of inspiring genuine passion and motivating counselors to go the extra mile. "It's bigger than them, and it's something they can buy into," says one camp director. "They're making a difference and making themselves better in the process."

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