"There's a huge fun deficit in America," Clinton said during remarks at the American Camp Association conference in Atlantic City. "We really need camps for adults."
With a wink and a nudge to Congress, Clinton made the case that if more adults -- and perhaps politicians -- had more fun, more people would get along.
"The red cabin and the blue cabin have to come together and actually listen to each other," Clinton joked to the crowd of roughly 3,000 summer camp professionals.
The event also included a rocket round of questions for Clinton:
Who is a mentor of yours? "Marian Wright Edelman ... founder of the Children Defense Fund."
If you were not a political figure or lawyer, what would you have liked to have been? "A teacher."
What's the most important thing you learned from your father? "Discipline ... a sense of getting up every day ... and doing the best you can."
What do you like to read? "I love to read good mysteries ... especially mysteries written by women. I like to read American history."
Do you watch "Homeland"? "I have. I'm little behind to be honest."
What is the most important character trait? "Love and kindness."
Words you live by? "I really try to start every day and end every day practicing the 'discipline of gratitude.'"
Clinton, who has been steadily staffing up and seeking counsel ahead of her expected run for president, also noted that she's recently been reading about founders of the United States, including the George Washington administration.