Crafting Happy Camp Experiences

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Happy Campers

Almost everyone has used the phrase “happy camper.” Somehow the two words have become a pair. That’s why an article I found on happiness seemed perfect for my camp audience.

Happiness is a major life goal, so a tech company wondered why designers don’t make happiness their starting goal when creating new technology. Recently they brought together representatives from Disney, Lippincott, and SoulCycle for a SXSW event called “Designing Happiness.”1

You’re probably not a tech geek, but their ideas are worth pondering. After all, YOU create, too: One or more camp seasons and sessions every year! The 3 stages of the science of happiness apply as much to camp as anywhere–and can even help you grow your camp, when you take advantage of the cycle!

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