Obama left the White House shortly before 1 p.m. for a long weekend at the presidential retreat with the first family.

Obama, who left the Oval Office with shirt sleeves and khakis and what looked like a Blackberry attached to his belt, is set to return to the White House on Tuesday.

The president will spend the Fourth of July at the White House before leaving on a two-day bus tour through swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania.

This is the third trip Obama has made to Camp David in recent weeks.