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  1. Camp David(noun)

    a retreat to the northwest of Washington that is used by the president of the United States

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  1. Camp David

    Camp David is the country retreat of the president of the United States. It is located in wooded hills about 62 miles north of Washington, DC, in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont, Maryland. It is officially known as Naval Support Facility Thurmont and is technically a military installation; staffing is primarily provided by the US Navy and the US Marine Corps. First known as Hi-Catoctin, Camp David was originally built as a camp for federal government agents and their families, by the WPA, starting in 1935, opening in 1938. In 1942, it was converted to a presidential retreat by Franklin D. Roosevelt and renamed "Shangri-La". Camp David received its present name from Dwight D. Eisenhower, in honor of his father and grandson, both named David. Additionally, his own middle initial "D" stands for David. Camp David is not open to the general public. Catoctin Mountain Park does not indicate the location of Camp David on its official park maps due to privacy and security concerns.


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