Camp-grown Food Service Staff: Leading and Cooking with Gumption

Camp food service and other directors would benefit exponentially from implementing a "gumption-growing" mantra in their food service operation — the idea that camps can teach gumption (the ability to take initiative) as part of an esteem-building model. This can be a shot of positive thinking for food staff that helps them realize and verbalize their personal abilities and limitations (Howard & Howard, 2014).