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Camping and caravanning

bivouac

noun

a simple temporary camp made by soldiers, people climbing mountains etc

bivouac

verb

to spend the night in a bivouac

camp

noun

a place with tents or other shelters where people go for a holiday

camp

noun

a collection of tents or caravans (=small houses on wheels) that people use when they are travelling

camp

noun

a place with tents or other shelters for people such as soldiers or prisoners to live in

camp

verb

to stay somewhere for a short time in a tent or other temporary shelter

camp out

to sleep outside, with or without a tent or other shelter

camp bed

noun

a small light bed that you can fold

camper

noun

someone who is staying in a tent or temporary shelter, usually for fun

camper

noun

a camper van

camper van

noun

a motor vehicle used for living in on holidays. It is smaller than a caravan.

campfire

noun

a fire built outside by people who are camping

campground

noun

a campsite 1

camping

noun

the activity of living in a tent, usually for fun

campsite

noun

a place where people on holiday can stay in tents or other temporary shelters, usually with toilets and a supply of water. The American word is campground.

campsite

noun

a piece of land that one person or one group camps on

caravan

noun

a vehicle that people can live and travel in on holiday. Caravans are usually towed (=pulled) by a car. The American word is trailer

caravanning

noun

the activity of going on holiday in a caravan

caravan park

noun

a caravan site

caravan site

noun

a place where people can stay with their caravans, either on holiday or as a permanent place to live

counsellor

noun

someone who looks after children at a summer camp

fly

noun

a flysheet for a tent

flysheet

noun

a separate sheet of material used for covering a tent

gas ring

noun

a piece of camping equipment that consists of a metal ring that flames come out of so that you can heat water and cook food

glamping

noun

a type of camping that involves staying in a comfortable type of tent with furniture, lots of equipment, and good food and drink

groundsheet

noun

a piece of plastic or other material that you put under a tent

guy

noun

a guy rope

guy rope

noun

a rope or wire that keeps a tent fixed in position on the ground

holiday camp

noun

a place for families to stay on holiday, with small separate houses and organized activities

motor camp

noun

a place where people can stay in a tent or caravan, with toilets, showers, washing machines etc

peg

noun

an object pushed or hit into the ground to keep a tent in position

pup tent

noun

a small tent for two people

set up

to put a tent in an upright position, or to build a shelter somewhere

site

noun

a place where you can stay in a tent or caravan

sleeping bag

noun

a warm bag that you sleep in, especially when camping

strike

verb

to lower and remove a structure such as a tent or sail

tented

adjective

consisting of tents

trailer

noun

a caravan pulled by a car

trailer

noun

a caravan used as a permanent home

trailer park

noun

a caravan site

glamper

noun

pitch a tent

to make a tent ready to use

break/strike camp

to remove your tent or other shelter and leave

set up/pitch camp

to put tents somewhere and stay there for a while

under canvas

in a tent

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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