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be a happy camper

To be pleasant and in good spirits. I'm a happy camper now that I've been promoted and am no longer an intern! He's not going to be a happy camper when he finds out you ate his leftovers.
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happy camper

Someone who is happy or content. Often used in the negative to indicate someone who is particularly unhappy, irritable, or displeased. I just got a raise, so I'm a happy camper today. I could tell the crew members were not happy campers after having to work so late. She was not a happy camper when her work permit application was denied.
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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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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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a happy camper

If you say that someone is a happy camper, you mean that they pleased about something. When Oisin scored that goal I was a happy camper again. Note: You can also say that someone is not a happy camper if they are angry, upset or not satisfied about something. I just wasn't a happy camper. I felt a piece of me was missing and I didn't know what it was.
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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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Play-Date at Camp is designed to help campers such as these.
Many of them take their kids out of campgrounds for the afternoon and when they bring them back, campers seem to be more relaxed and ready for the following week.
It appears that the amount of loss of camper weeks in some camps was offset by comparable increases in other camps.
Role-playing scenarios like this with campers can be very effective.
When campers and staff experience God, the natural response is prayer.
Here are some numbers based on the most up-to-date research about your campers and young staff:
Does the camper have interests that are different than those of the parents?
We need to foster these friendships, during the summer and the off-season, in order to perpetuate camper retention and keep the beds full.
Assist you in deciding if you have space for a camper to register based on the bus availability.
We have developed specific activities to lead the campers through each step of their development.
Make kiwi the "fruit of the day activity" by providing each camper a half kiwi and a spoon.
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.
Even when forest health was discussed as directly affecting camper safety by decreasing fire danger, most administrators noted that they simply did not have the funds to undertake forestry projects and preferred to put their money to work in other areas of program and property development.
Improved self-confidence, increased self-esteem, and an expanded repertoire of social skills have long been the anecdotal outcomes of many camper experiences.