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!