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In the same way that one would say "class of 2010" to describe the student body in a school for a given year, what word could I use to describe the "camper body" of a summer camp?

  • You mean like: newbies, second-years, and old-timers? I expect each camp will develop its own terminology. – GEdgar Aug 15 '18 at 13:08
  • @GEdgar - no, I'm looking for a generic way to refer to all the campers as a whole, regardless of which camp it is. – M Polak Aug 16 '18 at 19:15
  • @JasonBassford that might work. I thought there might be a more suitable word. – M Polak Aug 16 '18 at 19:18
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    I'd have thought campers and camp organisers would have been very happy with "class of XXXX" even though everyone knew it wasn't a class. Either way, what would be wrong with "Camp(ers) of… ", please? – Robbie Goodwin Aug 17 '18 at 21:24
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    possibly take a lead from the scouts and use the word 'participants' 2019wsj.org/attend/participants – Paul Aug 29 '18 at 20:00
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Another suggestion: How about "2010 cohort"?

Definitions here, here, and here.

  • Hi Larry, this isn't a bad suggestion, but it falls a bit short of being a detailed and authoritative answer, and has been flagged by the system as "low-quality because of its length and content." To avoid its deletion, you might like to edit your post to provide further detail such as a dictionary definition for "cohort". See also How to Answer. :-) – Chappo Oct 16 '18 at 3:10
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How about ‘class camp of 2010’. Or ‘class camps of 2010’ if multiple.

Where you borrow ‘class of’ which is already known as a commonly used format - and append ‘camp’ which I think, everyone will understand.

If you can’t or don’t want to use ‘class of’ then you could say ‘Summer camp of 2010’. Or ‘Summer Camps of 2010’ if multiple.

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    Hi Jelila, it's a good suggestion. However, I would switch it around to "camp class" instead of "class camp." It seems more grammatically correct this way, since the "camp" serves as an adjective describing the type of class. I also really like "Summer camp of [year]". Maybe using "camp" isn't even necessary. Maybe it should just be "[Camp Name] - Summer '10". – M Polak Sep 4 '18 at 13:24

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