sleepaway

adjective
sleep·​away | \ˈslēp-ə-ˌwā \

Definition of sleepaway 

: providing accommodations for overnight sleep and extended stay away from home sleepaway camps

Examples of sleepaway in a Sentence

We sent the kids off to sleepaway camp for the week.

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In a 2014 study by child development expert Yalda T. Uhls of Common Sense Media, preteens who spent just five days at a sleepaway nature camp without access to screens developed a greater understanding of real-world interpersonal communication cues. Terri Akman, Philly.com, "Tech-free camps change kids' brains for the better. How have parents and kids adjusted?," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sleepaway

1971, in the meaning defined above

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sleepaway

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sleepaway

: providing beds and rooms so people can stay overnight for a number of nights

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