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The following definitions are applicable in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

“Camp” or “camping” means to pitch, create, use, or occupy camp facilities for the purposes of habitation, as evidenced by the use of camp paraphernalia.

“Camp facilities” include, but are not limited to, tents, huts, temporary shelters, or vehicles.

“Camp paraphernalia” includes, but is not limited to, tarpaulins, cots, beds, sleeping bags, blankets, mattresses, hammocks, or non-city-designated cooking facilities and similar equipment.

“Camping impact area” means the areas specified within VMC 8.22.040(B).

“Family” means two or more “family or household members” as defined by RCW 26.52.010.

“Park” means the same as defined in VMC 15.04.020.

“Store” means to put aside or accumulate for use when needed, to put for safekeeping, to place or leave in a location.

“Street” means any highway, lane, road, street, right-of-way, boulevard, alley, and every way or place in the city of Vancouver that is publicly owned or maintained for public vehicular travel.

“Supportive campsite” means a camp facility for which a permit has been sought and obtained from the Vancouver city manager, or their designee, pursuant to VMC 8.22.070(B), and/or a city-sponsored supportive campsite established under VMC 8.22.070(F).

“Supportive campsite operator” means a person, firm, corporation, or municipal corporation with a valid supportive campsite operator permit issued pursuant to VMC 8.22.070 or, in the case of a city-sponsored supportive campsite, an approved camp facility operator as designated by the city manager or their designee.

“Themed supportive campsite” means a supportive campsite with spaces reserved for either (1) a single occupant identifying as female; or (2) a family with one or more children under 18 years of age at the time of admission to the supportive campsite.

“Vehicle” means the same as defined in RCW 46.04.670, as adopted by Ordinance M-3276. (Ord. M-4348 § 4, 2021; Ord. M-4133 § 1, 2015; Ord. M-3323, 1997)