|Origin:||camper, from camp; CAMP1. camp up 1900-2000 From CAMP3|
to set up a tent or shelter and stay there for a short time:
We'll camp by the river for the night, and move on tomorrow.
camping gear such as a sleeping bag, tent, and backpack
to visit an area, especially the mountains or a forest, and stay in a tent:
We went camping in the San Bernardino Mountains.
camp outphrasal verb
to sleep outdoors, usually in a tent:
What he liked best about scouting was camping out.
to stay somewhere where you do not have all the usual things that a house has:
We'll just have to camp out until our furniture arrives.