From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcampcamp1 /kæmp/ ●●●S3W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1in the mountains/forest etc [countable, uncountable]LEAVE A PLACE a place where people stay in tents, shelters etc for a short time, usually in the mountains, a forest etc 🔊 Let’s go back to camp – it’s getting dark. 🔊 a camp near Lake Ellen Wilson 🔊 The soldiers broke camp (=took down their tents etc) and left before dawn.pitch/make camp (=set up a tent or shelter) 🔊 It was dark by the time we pitched camp. 🔊 We set up camp (=made the camping place ready) at nearby Icicle Lake. 🔊 The expedition’s base camp (=main camp) was 6,000 feet below the summit.mining/logging etc camp (=a camp where people stay when they are doing these kinds of jobs)2 →prison/labour/detention etc camp3for children [countable, uncountable] a place where young people go to take part in activities, and where they usually stay for several days or weeks 🔊 The camp offers hiking, fishing, canoeing, and boating. 🔊 scout camp 🔊 Two years ago, she started a summer camp for girls aged eight and older.tennis/football etc camp (=a camp where you can do one particular activity) →day camp, holiday camp4group of people [countable]GROUP OF PEOPLE a group of people or organizations who have the same ideas or principles, especially in politics 🔊 the extreme right-wing camp of the party 🔊 At least Lynne is definitely in your camp (=supports you rather than someone else, and agrees with your ideas). → have a foot in both campsat foot1(21)5military [countable] a permanent place where soldiers live or train 🔊 Donny is stationed at Camp Pendleton.COLLOCATIONSverbsmake/pitch camp (=put up your tents)We made camp in a clearing in the woods.set up camp (=put up your tents and arrange the camping place)The soldiers set up camp outside the city.break camp (=take down your tents ready to move to a new place)In the morning it was time to break camp.
campcamp2 ●●○ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1DLOto 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/equipment 🔊 camping gear such as a sleeping bag, tent, and backpack2 →go camping →camp out →camp something up→ See Verb table