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(a) happy camper

a happy person. The boss came in this morning and found his hard disk trashed. He was not a happy camper.
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not be a happy camper

  (British & American humorous) also not be a happy bunny (British humorous)
to be annoyed about a situation Her computer crashed an hour ago and she's lost a morning's work - she's not a happy camper.
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happy camper

A satisfied participant, a contented person, as in She loved the challenge of her new job; she was one happy camper. This expression is also often put in the negative, as in She hated the heat and humidity of the southern summer; she was not a happy camper. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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happy camper

n. a happy person. (Often in the negative.) I am not a happy camper. I am tired, hungry, and I need a shower.
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Traditionally housed in the camp's health center, these folks are charged with the primary responsibility of caring for and managing acute and chronic health needs of campers and staff during the camp session.
The findings suggest that campers report improved QOL one week after camp.
Treat the campers the same as you would any other camper.
The next step is to find a time when you can take the two or three campers on the "play-date.
area campers, whether it's the RV camping at Simi Valley's Oak Park, left, or the efforts of campers such as Alex Gomez, above, staking out his spot at Leo Carrillo State Beach.
Campers return home with great stories, fond memories, and a new confidence in their understanding of our history, government, and heritage that will serve them--and their nation--for a lifetime.
Of the 512 campers that attend camp each summer, about 97 percent are children who belong to ethnic minorities (63 percent Hispanic and around 34 percent African American).
YMCA leaders said campers get a safe and nurturing environment in which to participate in a ropes challenge course, equestrian activities, swimming, campfire, archery, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, games and crafts.
For campers and staff, Green River is a "No Discount" zone--"put-ups" rather than "put-downs" are encouraged.
Campers who do not attend every week don't have to worry about missing out because each week starts over fresh on Monday with new tribe names being picked out each week.
Although we are expecting to dramatically increase the number of campers enrolled in 1999, we have made certain that scholarships are available for a number of qualified students who may not be able to afford to go to camp," said Jim Beach, co-founder of ACE.
To have comparable information, we asked directors to indicate their total enrollment in camper weeks rather than total campers as a way to equalize different session lengths.
Since most bullying is a problem for the 20 percent of children at the bottom of the social confidence ladder, it is critical to find things that make these campers shine and feel successful.
Campers may become impatient with each other and minor confrontations will occur.