A campsite or camping pitch is a place used for overnight stay in an outdoor area. In UK English, a campsite is an area, usually divided into a number of pitches, where people can camp overnight using tents, campervans or caravans, this UK English use of the word is synonymous with the US English expression campground. In American English, the term campsite generally means an area where an individual, family, group, or military unit can pitch a tent or park a camper, a campground may contain many campsites. There are two types of campsites:an impromptu area (as one might decide to stop while backpacking or hiking, or simply adjacent to a road through the wilderness). a designated area with improvements and various facilities (see below). Campgrounds The term camp comes from the Latin word campus, meaning 'field'. Therefore, a campground consists typically of open pieces of ground where a camper can pitch a tent or park a camper. More specifically a campsite is a dedicated area set aside for camping and for which often a user fee is charged. Campsites typically feature a few (but sometimes no) improvements. Dedicated campsites, known as campgrounds, usually have some amenities.