camp·er | \ˈkam-pər \

Definition of camper 

1 : one who camps

2 : a portable dwelling (such as a specially equipped trailer or automotive vehicle) for use during casual travel and camping

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Examples of camper in a Sentence

Rangers warned campers that leaving food outside might attract bears. A careless camper accidentally started a fire in the woods.

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One has been their effort to train Jewish camp counselors to teach their campers about Israeli policy toward Palestinians. Abraham Riesman, Daily Intelligencer, "Can the young activists of IfNotNow change the conversation about Israel and the Palestinians, or will their contradictions hold them back?," 12 July 2018 In 2016, the Walworth County Zoning Agency approved the conversion of a 25.5-acre lot at Alpine into a campsite, to accommodate up to 3,324 campers. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Alpine Valley Music Theatre is back in business after no-show season, but struggles remain," 21 June 2018 This summer's themes for our oldest campers are Olympic Week, Red, White, and Blue Week, Water Week, Game Show Week, Sports Week, Spirit Week, and Carnival Week. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 19 June 2018 In addition to basketball drills and skills, the camp will feature guest speakers, several games each day, a variety of daily contests and a low coach-to-camper ratio. Joe Freeman,, "Portland Trail Blazers' Moe Harkless to host local basketball camp," 8 June 2018 Some of Jerrie's favorite pastimes include watching the animals on her daughter's farm in Vermont, traveling to various states in her camper, and knitting., "Geraldine M. Elliott," 3 June 2018 The suspect drove the woman’s vehicle to his camper, six miles southwest of her home. Lisa Maria Garza,, "Ocala man strangled Marion County woman with phone cord, hid her in trunk, deputies say," 3 June 2018 Harbaugh's address to the campers centered around staying focused, listening to instruction and avoiding distractions. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Ohio State's Urban Meyer speak at football camp," 3 June 2018 Add a few spotlights to your DIY camper set-up with little tabletop numbers from Snowpeak. Nena Farrell, Sunset, "How to DIY an Insta-Worthy Car Camper," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of camper

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of camper

: a person who sleeps outdoors, in a tent, or in a simple shelter usually for enjoyment for a short period of time

: a type of vehicle or special trailer that people can live and sleep in when they are traveling or camping

: a young person who goes to a camp during the summer to do different activities


camp·er | \ˈkam-pər \

Kids Definition of camper

1 : a person who sleeps outdoors (as in a tent)

2 : a type of vehicle or special trailer that people can live and sleep in when they are traveling or camping

3 : a young person who goes to a camp during the summer

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