When children go to camp
, Scout camp
, 4-H camp
, etc.) they are instructed by their counselors to follow the rules, but Have fun!
"We want happy campers!"
When you get older and get a job that lasts longer than summer vacation you are often told by strange little training coordinators and/or bosses that your company wants happy campers.
Soon, as you discover you have idiots for bosses as well as some of your co-workers, you will use this phrase to allude to their incompetence.
Question: "How's that project coming?"
your answer: Great, we're all happy campers here.