Keeper of the Wallace Collection and authority on armour. Camp was the son of E. D. Camp. He was educated at Birbeck College. In 1890 he entered the British civil service of the Conservative Central Office. By 1900 he had switched to the newly established Wallace Collection, where his duties were initially conceived of as bureaucratic. In 1908 he was appointed assistant keeper (curator) of the collection. He married Ada Sarah Jackson in 1912 (d. 1928).