Happy Camper

What are the typical problems facing teens today?

The typical problems that teens face today are lack of self-esteem, cyberbullying, depression and unhealthy amounts of stress.

What is wrong with saying, “What’s wrong with teens today?”

The problem with saying, “what’s wrong with teens today,” is that it makes teens think that they are a problem. When in reality teens are bound to make poor decisions and learn from them. Over time they grow more mature and learn right from wrong.  Saying they are a problem will only increase their stress.

How are you better and brighter than your parents’ generation?

I think my generation is better and brighter than my parents’ generation because we have things to learn from our parents’ generation.

How are the troubled students in more trouble than those of your parents’ generation?

I feel like the troubled students of my generation are more troubled than my parents’ generation because I feel like my generation is expected to be better than the past generation. Because we are pressured by the past generation, I feel like it can be more stressful.

When did women get to vote in Canada? The U.S.A.?

In Canada, women got the right to vote in 1917. In the United States of America, women got to vote in 1918.

Have you ever “Left your campsite better than you found it”?

I think this might be metaphorical but I’m going to take this very literal. Yes, one time in Drumheller our campsite was littered with beer cans so we decided to pick them up.

“Connect the dots.” What does that mean in your school?

Connect the dots in our school means to help anyone who needs help and to always be respectful of others and your self.

How many times could you listen to “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boon?

I could listen to “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boon at least five times. Maybe eight depending on what kind of day it is, no more than that.

Do you know an adult that believes in you more than you believe in yourself?

My parents definitely believe in me more than believe in myself.

Do you know someone you believe in more than they believe in themselves?

This question is hard because it’s hard to tell how much people believe in themselves in my opinion.

What is a “Happy Camper”? How can you spot them?

A “Happy Camper” is easily spotted because they always are happy and answer how is your day questions with great. The also leave areas and people better than they found them. They strongly believe in random acts of kindness.

What is the pledge of the “Happy Camper”?

The pledge of a “Happy Camper” is “I (state your name here) do by here take the solemn pledge to be a Happy Camper and as a Happy Camper I believe in choices. If someone comes up to an says hey how are you doing I’m going to say great and through birth and death I will make the world better behind me than it is in front of me like let’s say if I walk into the cafeteria and I see some garage on the table I’ll pick up some of it, I’m not going to pick up all of it what am I an idiot, I’ll Pick up some of it and through random acts of kindness I’ll help people find their smiles and if I don’t do these three solemn things may God remind me with a big huge lightning bolt or a big tornado like from the the movie Twister or a sharp pointy stick.” – The Happy Camper pledge

How will you know you are a “Happy Camper”?

You will know that you are “Happy Camper” when you answer how is your day questions with great. You also leave areas and people better than they found them. You strongly believe in random acts of kindness. Once you do these you will be true Happy Camper

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