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{{Location map|Maryland|label= Camp David|caption=|lat_deg = 39.648333|lon_deg = -77.465}}|map_size = |map_caption = |type = Military base|code = Works Progress Administration|materials = |height = |used = |demolished = |condition = {{flagiconFederal government of the United States>U.S. Federal Government}}|open_to_public = NoUnited States Navy}}|garrison = |current_commander =Cmdr. Jeremy Ramburg(CEC)|commanders = |occupants = President of the United StatesFirst Lady of the United States|battles = |events = Camp David Accords2000 Camp David Summit38th G8 summit|image2 = |caption2 = }}Camp David is the country retreat for the president of the United States. It is located in the wooded hills of Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont, Maryland, also near Emmitsburg, Maryland about 62 miles (100 km) north-northwest of Washington, D.C."Park Map Viewer." Catoctin Mountain Park. Retrieved on February 4, 2011."Thurmont town, Maryland." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 4, 2011."Frequently Asked Questions." Catoctin Mountain Park, Retrieved on February 4, 2011. "10. Where is Camp David? The Presidential Retreat is within the park however, it is not open to the public and its location is not shown on our park maps for both security and privacy. If you're interested in historical information, visit our Presidential Retreat webpage." It is officially known as the Naval Support Facility Thurmont, because it is technically a military installation, the staffing is primarily provided by the Seabees, CEC, and Marines of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.Originally known as Hi-Catoctin, Camp David was built as a camp for federal government agents and their families by the Works Progress Administration. Construction started in 1935 and was completed in 1938.WEB, 12 WPA Projects that Still Exist, How Stuff Works, Publications International, Ltd.,weblink March 11, 2009, In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt converted it to a presidential retreat and renamed it "Shangri-La" (for the fictional Himalayan paradise in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton, which he had jokingly referenced as the source of the Doolittle Raid earlier that year). Camp David received its present name from Dwight D. Eisenhower, in honor of his father and grandson, both named David.BOOK, Eisenhower, David, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight David Eisenhower, 1961–1969, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2010, 31, The Catoctin Mountain Park does not indicate the location of Camp David on park maps due to privacy and security concerns, although it can be seen through the use of publicly accessible satellite images.

Presidential use

Security issues

On July 2, 2011, an F-15 intercepted a small two-seat passenger plane flying near Camp David, when President Obama was in the residence. The civilian aircraft, which was out of radio communication, was intercepted approximately {{convert|10|km|mi|order=flip|sigfig=1}} from the presidential retreat. The F-15 escorted the aircraft out of the area, and it landed in nearby Hagerstown, Maryland, without incident. The civilian plane's occupants were flying between two Maryland towns and were released without charge.NEWS,weblink NORAD intercepts aircraft near Camp David, where President Obama staying with family, July 2, 2012, July 2, 2011, The Washington Post, On July 10, 2011, an F-15 intercepted another small two-seat passenger plane flying near Camp David when Obama was again in the residence; a total of three planes were intercepted over that July 9 weekend.WEB,weblink Jet fighters intercept planes 3 times over weekend near Camp David, The Washington Post, July 10, 2011, January 26, 2015, Weil, Martin,


File:Churchill-FDR-Shangri-La-1943.jpg|Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill at then named Shangri-La, May 1943File:NSC meeting.jpg|President Dwight D. Eisenhower meets with his National Security Council at Holly Lodge, 1955File:Camp David 1959.jpg|Main Lodge during Eisenhower administration, 1959File:David Eisenhower in Camp David.jpg|David Eisenhower (age 12), grandson of President Eisenhower, poses with sign named in his honor, 1960File:JFK & Kids with horse at Camp David, 1963.png|John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Caroline Kennedy (riding 'Tex')File:Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, Ambassador W. Averell Harriman and President Lyndon B. Johnson outside cabin at Camp David - NARA - 192570.tif|President Lyndon B. Johnson with Ambassadors Ellsworth Bunker and W. Averell Harriman exiting Aspen cabin, April 9, 1968File:NIXONSCAMPDAVIDwithdogs.jpg|Richard and Pat Nixon walking their dogs in Camp David.File:Meeting at Camp David to discuss the Vietnam situation - NARA - 194466.tif|Camp David meeting discussing Vietnam War – Richard Nixon with National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, and Maj. Gen. Alexander Haig Jr., 1972File:Richard M. Nixon standing in front of a window inside the Camp David lodge. - NARA - 194468.tif|Richard Nixon, Camp David.File:Photograph of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford Walking with Their Daughter Susan and Their Dog... - NARA - 186835.tif|Gerald and Betty Ford, daughter Susan and Liberty, at Camp DavidFile:Carter and Sadat.jpg|President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, and Jimmy Carter meet at the beginning of the Camp David Summit in 1978.File:Camp David, Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat, 1978.jpg|Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and Menachem Begin at Camp David in 1978File:Menahem Begin poses at Camp David 1978.jpg|Menachem Begin at Camp David, 1978.File:Sadat Carter Begin, Camp David 1978.gif|Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter, and Menachem Begin meet on the Aspen Lodge patio, September 6, 1978.File:Begin, Carter and Sadat at Camp David 1978.jpg|Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter, and Anwar Sadat at Camp David, September 7, 1978.File:President Ronald Reagan with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher During a Working Luncheon at Camp David (retouched).jpg|Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in Aspen Lodge, 1984.File:President Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at Camp David 1986.jpg|Thatcher and Reagan walk at Camp David in 1986.File:Camp David 29-0054a.png|George H. W. Bush meets with his National Security advisors in the Laurel Lodge conference room on August 4, 1990.File:Video Recording of Photo Opportunity at Camp David - NARA - 6037428.ogv|President Clinton with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat at Camp David peace talks, July 2000.File:CAMPDAVIDIRAQ.jpg|From Camp David, Vice President Dick Cheney and members of the Interagency Team on Iraq participate in a video teleconference with President George W. Bush in Baghdad, Iraq.File:Shinzo Abe & George W Bush, 2007Apr27.jpg|Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and George W. Bush at Camp David, April 2007.File:Georgebushjuly2007campdavid.jpg|President George W. Bush and Chief of Staff Josh Bolten walk together with the President's dog Barney at Camp David, July 21, 2007.File:ObamaBidenCampDavid.jpg|Barack Obama and Joe Biden at Camp David in 2010.File:G8 Summit working session on global and economic issues May 19, 2012.jpg|World leaders at the 2012 G8 Summit. (Clockwise) Obama (standing), Cameron, Medvedev, Merkel, Van Rompuy, Barroso, Noda, Monti, Harper, and Hollande.

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External links

{{Commons category|Camp David}} {{White House Military Office}}{{Official Government residences in North America and the Caribbean}}

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