I’m spending the week at my favorite place in the world: Camp Quality

by | Aug 12, 2013 | Housekeeping

Takeaway: I’m taking the week off to volunteer at a week-long oncology camp, and it won’t affect this project too much.

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 12s. Plus a 1:39 video!


I’m taking this week off so I can spend it at my favorite place in the world: Camp Quality, a week-long summer oncology camp that lets kids with cancer be kids again. I’ve volunteered for the camp for a few years, and I truthfully can’t think of a better (or more productive) way to spend a week of my summer. (I also volunteer for another, four-day oncology camp, which I wrote about in May.)

Below is a video that the camp put together of me and my camper/friend Matt! One of the most amazing parts of the camp is that I get to not only be a one-on-one companion to Matt for camp week, but that I also get to keep in touch with Matt throughout the rest of the year.

In case you’re wondering, the week off won’t affect the stats for my project too much.

So far I’ve invested 672 hours into this project over 73 days (since May 1st), an average of 9:12 hours a day, or 46 hours/week. (For more stats about A Year of Productivity so far, check out my Stats page!) The week off will reduce my daily average to about 8:30 hours, and my weekly average to 43 hours – still above the 40 hours/week I’m shooting for!

I also have a couple of posts that should go up automatically this week (fingers crossed that the post scheduler works!) – a review of the book The Willpower Instinct, and an article with a few things I’ve learned so far with my body composition productivity experiment.

Have an incredible week!

Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in more than 40 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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