work camp


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work camp

n.
2. A camp where volunteers, often from religious organizations, work together on community service projects.

work camp

n
(Social Welfare) a camp set up for young people who voluntarily do manual work on a worthwhile project

work′ camp`


n.
1. a camp for prisoners sentenced to labor, esp. to outdoor labor.
2. a volunteer project in which members of an organization work together for a cause.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.work camp - a camp for trustworthy prisoners employed in government projects
camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
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What I like best about work camp is making a personal connection with the people we're there to help," said Baker, who has gone to camps in different parts of the country each of the past three years.
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The expat, who has worked in Alberta for 14 years and lives on Vancouver Island, even helped to organise the evacuation of dozens of people to the safety of his work camp.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley told a news conference in Edmonton Tuesday that the fire overnight destroyed a 665-room work camp north of the city and two other camps are threatened.
Fort McKay First Nation opened three of its work camp lodges to the Fort McMurray evacuees on Tuesday.
My mom was born in 1945 in Kirgizia, on my grandparents' postwar journey from a Siberian work camp back to Poland, a refugee before she ever knew what home was.
Although Buchenwald was a work camp, rather than a systematic extermination centre like the infamous Auschwitz, life was brutal for the forced labourers.