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work camp

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

n
(Social Welfare) a camp set up for young people who voluntarily do manual work on a worthwhile project
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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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The project took its first big step toward becoming a reality last year, when it signed a $100-a-year lease for Lane County's former Inmate Forest Work Camp. The camp housed up to 100 inmates before closing permanently in 2008, but the buildings and the land are still there, standing in remote serenity 20 miles southwest of Eugene.
"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.
18 (BNA): The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Sports Affairs, will take part in the GCC Youth Work Camp 2016, which will be hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in Ta'if.
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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.
Highlighting the experiences of Pinny, a young woman with Down syndrome, and the story of a work camp survivor who found her way to America before the War was over give the book a deeper meaning and depth.
Although Buchenwald was a work camp, rather than a systematic extermination centre like the infamous Auschwitz, life was brutal for the forced labourers.