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a place where people stay in tents, shelters etc for a short time, usually in the mountains, a forest etc:
in the mountains/forest etc[uncountable and countable]
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)
a place where people are kept for a particular reason, when they do not want to be there: ➔ concentration camp
a refugee camp just across the border
a place where young people go to take part in activities, and where they usually stay for several days or weeks:
for children[uncountable and countable]
The camp offers hiking, fishing, canoeing, and boating.
Two years ago, she started a summer camp for girls aged 8 and older.
tennis/football etc camp (=a camp where you can do one particular activity)➔ day camp, holiday camp
a group of people or organizations who have the same ideas or principles, especially in politics:
group of people[countable]
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)
a permanent place where soldiers live or train:
Donny is stationed at Camp Pendleton.