camp·​out | \ ˈkamp-ˌau̇t How to pronounce campout (audio) \

Definition of campout

: an occasion on which a group camps out

Examples of campout in a Sentence

our annual campout in Vermont
Recent Examples on the Web Sign-up for the campout began at 6 p.m. and those who made it until 6 a.m. were rewarded with gift cards pre-loaded with 52 Chick-fil-A meals for a year. Lisa Cisneros,, "Chicken lovers camp overnight as Chick-Fil-A opens; win free food once a week for a year," 13 Oct. 2019 This year’s campout coincided with the 30th anniversary celebration, which included food and cake for 25 campers, from Tuesday, Aug. 27, to Monday, Sept. 2. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Nonprofit celebrates 30 years of advocating for trails," 6 Sep. 2019 Predeger, along with her two children, ages 6 and 3, and two neighbor kids, also ages 6 and 3, had pitched a tent in their Oceanview neighborhood in South Anchorage for one last summer campout. Anne Raup, Anchorage Daily News, "'I was afraid the kids might wake up and scream’: Curious moose takes a long look into tent of urban campers," 15 Aug. 2019 Chick-fil-A holds such events, which include a 12-hour overnight campout, on the eve of each restaurant’s grand opening. Lisa Cisneros,, "Chicken lovers camp overnight as Chick-Fil-A opens; win free food once a week for a year," 13 Oct. 2019 All our past campouts with kids have been one night only. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No cooler is needed for these easy, kid-friendly campsite meals," 14 Aug. 2019 Registration for the campout begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 in the restaurant’s parking lot. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Camp out for a chance to win free meals from Chick-fil-A," 21 Aug. 2019 Residents can register for the campout and other fall activities through the Recreation Department’s online portal at or by calling 781-235-2370. John Hilliard,, "Go camping right in Wellesley with the family," 21 Aug. 2019 Registration for the campout is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Seacrest Foundation recognizes supporters," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of campout

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of campout was in 1879

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15 Jan 2020

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“Campout.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of campout

US : an occasion when people go camping together

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