official retreat of the President of the U.S., in N Md., c. 70 mi (113 km) northwest of Washington, D.C.
See Camp David in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains of northern Maryland north-northwest of Washington, D.C. It was established by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 as Shangri-La. Dwight D. Eisenhower renamed it Camp David in honor of his grandson.