Entrepreneur Robert Glazer sent his kids to sleepaway camp for seven weeks, and he and his wife noticed the leadership skills and independence their children developed over the summer. As a parent and CEO of a large business, Glazer highlights the benefits of summer camp for youth and aspiring entrepreneurs. In "Five Lessons Future Entrepreneurs Can Learn at Summer Camp," Glazer says, "Learning to make friends, take responsibility, make decisions, take risks and lead teams will give them a step up and critical leadership skills for whatever they choose to do."

Glazer says summer camp produces these five benefits for growing leaders:

  1. "Taking responsibility for your actions."
  2. Moving past your comfort zone.
  3. Setting expectations and identifying values.
  4. Learning to lead.
  5. Building relationships.