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noun

a camp for prisoners sentenced to labor, especially to outdoor labor such as roadbuilding or farming.
a volunteer project in which members of a church, service organization, etc., work together in aid of some worthy cause.

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Origin of work camp

First recorded in 1930–35
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work camp

noun

a camp set up for young people who voluntarily do manual work on a worthwhile project
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