One of the 7 temporary Argentinean bases in Antarctica, has recently celebrated its 66th Anniversary. Located between Carlini Base (WAP ARG-20) and Base Decepción (WAP ARG-12), Camara Base is open in summer to carry out specific scientific studies such as: meteorological observations, oceanography, coastal geology, bird studies and environmental management.
Camara Base (WAP ARG-16) was named after Frigate Lieutenant Naval Aviator Juan Ramón Cámara.
As of 2014, Cámara was one of 13 Research Bases in Antarctica operated by Argentina. From 1953 to 1988 it served as a permanent base; since then it is open during the summer season only.
Although the average temperature is -2.9 °C, on August 12, 1954 an absolute minimum of -30ºC was recorded.