Nestled in the countryside of Maryland, in the Catoctin Mountain Park, is the presidential country r… – Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images
The original name of Camp David was Shangri-La, the name of a fictional Himalayan paradise in the 19… – National Park Service
When President Dwight D. Eisenhower took office, he renamed the property "Camp David," after his fat… – White House
By the end of the Eisenhower administration, Camp David looked like this. The president’s cabin — As… – Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
Slide 1 of 22: <p>Nestled in the countryside of Maryland, in the Catoctin Mountain Park, is the presidential country retreat known as Camp David.</p><p>The first parts of the complex were built by the Works Progress Administration in 1935, and Franklin D. Roosevelt made it the presidential retreat. FDR originally named the property "Shangri-La," a name it kept until the Eisenhower administration, who named it Camp David after his grandson.</p><p>The compound has expanded over the years, with new cabins being built and even a pool. It has also been the site of diplomatic events like the Camp David Accords in 1978 and the G8 summit in 2012.</p><p>Take a tour of Camp David, where presidents go to escape Washington:</p>