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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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4th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show, Traverse City Civic Center, Howe Arena, March 31-April 2, 1995
As the first strategy that demonstrated the camp's commitment to serve parents and campers beyond customer service and satisfaction, it has helped cement a sense of trust for the next eleven years that has translated into more Hispanic parents sending their children to camp.
The camp promotes the quality of fortitude and encourages campers to be bold and try new activities and build new skills.
Independent for-profit camps indicated that their overall camper enrollment was between 90 percent-99 percent capacity while religiously-affiliated camps had the lowest average capacity at 80 percen-89 percent.
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 and counselors often feel a sense of loss as the end of the summer/session approaches.
Design ways to familiarize new campers with camp before their arrival.
Here are some numbers based on the most up-to-date research about your campers and young staff:
The law generally protects the camp from the inherent risks of its activities, and those which might otherwise be assumed by the camper.
We need to foster these friendships, during the summer and the off-season, in order to perpetuate camper retention and keep the beds full.
The roster must accomplish the following--list the campers in the order of pick up/drop off, provide any specific camper details required such as phone numbers, revised addresses, health concerns and medical concerns, display any additional campers for that day, and alert the driver to any absent campers.
We have developed specific activities to lead the campers through each step of their development.
This simple plan can be easily adopted and implemented in the camp arena with completion punch cards for campers to hang around their necks, and incentive prizes to those who complete the daily program.
Here are some guidelines that can be helpful when the counselor identifies an unhappy camper or confronts conflict between campers:
So you have finally set up a camper e-mail system for your camp parents, and they love it.