Sure, it's hard work being a leader, but the rewards make it worth it, or not. I often feel like things don't get done unless I take them on myself, and the biggest reason was because I wasn't camping with the right group of people. This year my group had a grand scheme, but when it was all broken down into individual tasks, no one volunteered. That bummed me out, because with the right group of people, it could have gone off without a hitch. It relied heavily on people being accountable for the group, but I guess responsibility was too heavy a responsibility. I think it's better to choose a smaller group of people you trust, who you know will handle their shit.
Last year I spent a lot of time feeling personally responsible for other people's fuckups, which was rediculous but left me stressed a times. This year I'm taking a break from being a major motivator/worker/contributor to a theme camp, and just going to go.
I'll still do all the cooking, but on a much smaller scale, no themecamp, living with only 3-4 people who I trust. And spending more time handing out tamales and hanging with Chai Guy!
(sippin chai, too)
"doin' it for the midgets"