Staff Supervision

Over 500 Camp Names for Staff

Do you use camp names? I love camp names, but after a while they begin to repeat. How many “Sunshines” can one camp have? My camp name is Moose. There’s another one that’s overused, but I like it. I have compiled a list of over 350Β 500 camp names. Why? Because I know it can be difficult for new staff to come up withΒ a good one.

If your new staff can’t seem to come up with a good alias, let them look over the list. If your camp doesn’t do the whole “camp name thing” I suggest you consider it. MyΒ staff have always gotten into it and the campers love it (even the parents think it’s neat). After all, it’s easier to distinguish between 3 male counselors know as Jedi, Sport and Possum then it is to have three counselors known by their real names of Mike, Mike and Mike (not to mention that it’s a lot more fun).

I want to thank Smudge, cedar trees, Indigo, campkgurl and goof_oak on the ACA message boards for helping me with this list as well as all those who have left comments allowing me to add their names.

  1. Ace
  2. Airborne
  3. Ajax
  4. Aladdin
  5. Alpha
  6. Alpine
  7. Amethyst
  8. Angel
  9. Ape
  10. Apollo
  11. Artemis
  12. Aspen
  13. Astro
  14. Athena
  15. Atlantis
  16. Atlas
  17. Aussie
  18. Autumn
  19. Avalanche
  20. Bach
  21. Bacon
  22. Badger
  23. Baja
  24. Bam Bam
  25. Bambi
  26. Bandicoot
  27. Banjo
  28. Banzai
  29. Barnacle
  30. Bazooka
  31. Bean
  32. Bear
  33. Beetle
  34. Beta
  35. Bigfoot
  36. Bilbo
  37. Bingo
  38. Blackjack
  39. Blaze
  40. Blossom
  41. Blue
  42. Bobo
  43. Bonbon
  44. Bonsai
  45. Boom Boom
  46. Boomer
  47. Braveheart
  48. Bravo
  49. Breeze
  50. Broadway
  51. Bronco
  52. Bubba
  53. Bubbles
  54. Buckeye
  55. Buckaroo
  56. Buddy
  57. Buffy
  58. Bullwinkle
  59. Bunny
  60. Burt (and Ernie)
  61. Buttercup
  62. Butterfly
  63. Butterscotch
  64. Buzz
  65. Cactus
  66. Cali
  67. Calico
  68. Calypso
  69. Cannonball
  70. Captain
  71. Casper
  72. Castaway
  73. Caveman
  74. Cedar
  75. Cheddar
  76. Cheetah
  77. Chewy
  78. Chipmunk
  79. Choco
  80. Choo-Choo
  81. Chords
  82. Chowder
  83. Chuckwagon
  84. Chunk
  85. Cinder
  86. Cinnamon
  87. Cisco
  88. Clover
  89. Coach
  90. Coco
  91. Cocopuff
  92. Coda
  93. Colonel
  94. Conan
  95. Condor
  96. Cookie
  97. Cookie Monster
  98. Coral
  99. Cousteau
  100. Cowboy
  101. Coyote
  102. Crash
  103. Crazy Horse
  104. Cricket
  105. Critter
  106. Crumb
  107. Crush
  108. Cuckoo
  109. Cupcake
  110. Cyclone
  111. Da Vinci
  112. Daisy
  113. Dakota
  114. Dagwood
  115. Dandelion
  116. Dash
  117. Deja vu
  118. Deuce
  119. Dew
  120. Dexter
  121. Diamond
  122. Digger
  123. Dingo
  124. Dino
  125. Ditto
  126. Dobby
  127. Doc
  128. Dogwood
  129. Domino
  130. Donut
  131. Doodle
  132. Dot
  133. Dove
  134. Dragonfly
  135. Dragon Rider
  136. Dreamer
  137. Dude
  138. Ducky
  139. Duke
  140. Dunk
  141. Dusty
  142. Echo
  143. Eclipse
  144. Eeyore
  145. Einstein
  146. Elf
  147. Ember
  148. Endo
  149. Ernie (and Burt)
  150. Everest
  151. Fable
  152. Fajita
  153. Falcon
  154. Fandango
  155. Fang
  156. Felix
  157. Ferret
  158. Fiesta
  159. Fire
  160. Firebug
  161. Firefly
  162. Fishbone
  163. Flash
  164. Flipper
  165. Flower
  166. Footloose
  167. Fox
  168. Fozzi
  169. Frankenstein
  170. Freckles
  171. Friday
  172. Frodo
  173. Frogger
  174. Froggy
  175. Fuzzy
  176. Gadget
  177. Gator
  178. Gecko
  179. Gemini
  180. Genesis
  181. Geronimo
  182. Giggles
  183. Gilligan
  184. Gizmo
  185. Glitter
  186. Goldilocks
  187. Goofy
  188. Gopher
  189. Gorilla
  190. Gremlin
  191. Greystoke
  192. Griffin
  193. Grizzly
  194. Gumby
  195. Gummy Bear
  196. Guppy
  197. Gus
  198. Gypsy
  199. Hammerhead
  200. Happy Feet
  201. Harmony
  202. Havoc
  203. Hawk
  204. Hawkeye
  205. Hercules
  206. Hermit
  207. Hero
  208. Hickory
  209. High Tide
  210. Hip Hop
  211. Hodor
  212. Hollywood
  213. Honey Bear
  214. Hook
  215. Hoots
  216. Houdini
  217. Hubba Bubba
  218. Hurricane
  219. Ice
  220. Iceman
  221. Indie
  222. Indigo
  223. Iroq
  224. Ivy
  225. Jackpot
  226. Jade
  227. Jasper
  228. Jazz
  229. Jedi
  230. Jelly Bean
  231. Jewel
  232. Jet
  233. Jib-Jab
  234. Jinx
  235. journey
  236. Jubilee
  237. Juju
  238. K-9
  239. Kalamazoo
  240. Kaleidoscope
  241. Karma
  242. Katmandu
  243. Kazoo
  244. Kermit
  245. Kiki
  246. Kindle
  247. Kit
  248. Kit Kat
  249. Kiwi
  250. Koala
  251. Ladybug
  252. Lancelot
  253. Lego
  254. Lemonade
  255. Leo
  256. Lightning
  257. Lionheart
  258. Lion-o
  259. Lizard
  260. Loki
  261. Luna
  262. Lynx
  263. M&M
  264. Mac
  265. Mad Max
  266. Maestro
  267. Malibu
  268. Maui
  269. Maverick
  270. Meadow
  271. Meatloaf
  272. Melody
  273. Merlin
  274. Mermaid
  275. Metro
  276. Micky
  277. Midas
  278. Midnight
  279. Minnie
  280. Mist
  281. Mojo
  282. Money
  283. Mongoose
  284. Monkey
  285. Moon River
  286. Moondance
  287. Moonstone
  288. Moose
  289. Morningstar
  290. Mouse
  291. Mozart
  292. Muse
  293. Mutt
  294. Myth
  295. Nacho
  296. Nala
  297. Nemo
  298. Neptune
  299. Nerf
  300. New York
  301. Newton
  302. Nikita
  303. Ninja
  304. Nitro
  305. Nomad
  306. Nugget
  307. Oak
  308. Odin
  309. Omega
  310. Oreo
  311. Orion
  312. Otter
  313. Oz
  314. Padfoot
  315. Panda
  316. Panther
  317. Papa Bear
  318. Papa Smurf
  319. Pathfinder
  320. Paws
  321. Peaches
  322. Peanut
  323. Pebbles
  324. Pelican
  325. Penguin
  326. Pepper
  327. Petra
  328. Phoenix
  329. Picasso
  330. Pickles
  331. Pigglet
  332. Pink
  333. Piper
  334. Pirate
  335. Piston
  336. Pixie
  337. Pixie Stix
  338. Pluto
  339. Pogo
  340. Polo
  341. Ponderosa
  342. Pong
  343. Popeye
  344. Poppy
  345. Pops
  346. Poseidon
  347. Possum
  348. Presto
  349. Pringles
  350. Professor
  351. Pumpkin
  352. Quicksilver
  353. Rabbit
  354. Radar
  355. Rain
  356. Rainbow
  357. Ranger
  358. Rascal
  359. Raven
  360. Rawhide
  361. Razzle
  362. Razzleberry
  363. Razzmatazz
  364. Rebel
  365. Red
  366. Redtail
  367. Redwood
  368. Reef
  369. Rhapsody
  370. Rhino
  371. Rider
  372. Riffraff
  373. River
  374. Rob Roy
  375. Robinhood
  376. Rocket
  377. Rock
  378. Rocky
  379. Rodeo
  380. Rogue
  381. Rolo
  382. Roo
  383. Rooster
  384. Ropes
  385. Royal
  386. Rubber Ducky
  387. Rudy
  388. Rugrat
  389. Saber
  390. Sahara
  391. Sailor
  392. Samson
  393. Sapphire
  394. Sasquatch
  395. Sassafras
  396. Scooby
  397. Scooter
  398. Scorch
  399. Scorpio
  400. Scout
  401. SCUBA
  402. Sea Dog
  403. Sea Breeze
  404. Seal
  405. Sequoia
  406. Shadow
  407. Shakespeare
  408. Shamrock
  409. Sharkey
  410. Sharkbait
  411. Shipwreck
  412. Shrek
  413. Sierra
  414. Silver
  415. Sinbad
  416. Siren
  417. Skeeter
  418. Skipper
  419. Skippy
  420. Skittles
  421. Sky
  422. Sky Hawk
  423. Skywalker
  424. Snake
  425. Snickers
  426. Snoopy
  427. Snow
  428. Snowflake
  429. Snuggles
  430. Solo
  431. Solstice
  432. Sonic
  433. Southpaw
  434. Spam
  435. Spanky
  436. Sparkles
  437. Sparkplug
  438. Sparrow
  439. Special K
  440. Speedy
  441. Spice
  442. Spider
  443. Spike
  444. Spirit
  445. Splash
  446. Spork
  447. Sport
  448. Sprinkles
  449. Spite
  450. Spyro
  451. Squirrel
  452. Star
  453. Star Gazer
  454. Starburst
  455. Stardust
  456. Starfish
  457. Starlight
  458. Sting
  459. Stingray
  460. Storm
  461. Stripes
  462. Sugar
  463. Summit
  464. Sundance
  465. Sunflower
  466. Sunny
  467. Sunrise
  468. Sunshine
  469. Superstar
  470. Swan
  471. Sweet Pea
  472. Swizzle
  473. Sycamore
  474. Ta-Dah
  475. Tango
  476. Tank
  477. Tarzan
  478. Taz
  479. Tempest
  480. Thor
  481. Thorn
  482. Thumper
  483. Thunder
  484. Tick
  485. Tiger
  486. Tigerlily
  487. Tigger
  488. Timber
  489. Tinker
  490. Tinkerbell
  491. Titan
  492. Toad
  493. Tomahawk
  494. Tonks
  495. Tootsie
  496. Torch
  497. Tornado
  498. Trailblazer
  499. Tree
  500. Trixy
  501. Troll
  502. Tsunami
  503. Tulip
  504. Tumbleweed
  505. Tuna
  506. Turbo
  507. Turtle
  508. Tweety
  509. Twilight
  510. Twinkie
  511. Twix
  512. Typhoon
  513. Unicorn
  514. Viper
  515. Wallaby
  516. Weasel
  517. Weeble
  518. Whisper
  519. Wild Bill
  520. Wildcat
  521. Wildebeest
  522. Wildwood
  523. Wiley
  524. Willow
  525. Wings
  526. Wizard
  527. Wolf
  528. Wolverine
  529. Woods
  530. Woody
  531. Xena
  532. Ya-Ya
  533. Yahoo
  534. Yeah-Yeah
  535. Yoda
  536. Yogi
  537. Yosemite
  538. Zen
  539. Zero
  540. ZigZag
  541. Zip
  542. Zombie
  543. Zoom
  544. Zeus



  • Hey! These are great! My camp nickname was Anakin, from Star Wars. It was fun to pretend that I was actually Anakin, and the fact that I’m a female just made it all the more fun!

    • Hi Annika (I mean Anakin), Thanks for the nice comment. I love using camp names and require my staff to use them during the summer. The kids really get a kick out of it too, of course.

  • thanks for the great ideas im gonna be a leader at a summer camp and i need to pick a camp name but it has to be something to do with nature and this list has given me some good ideas thanks…now i just need to pick one lol

    • Congratulations on your summer job. You’re going to love it. I’m glad I can be a part of your preparation. Let us know what name you end up picking.

  • When choosing your camp name, keep in mind that it will probably follow you around for years and years. I’ve been Cactus for over 10 years now and I am often approached in public by teens (previous camp kids) who still only know me as Cactus… so choose your camp name wisely.

    Cheers, Cactus

  • My favorite camp name was at a Girl Scout camp I worked at one year. One of the other counselors couldn’t decide on a camp name so she went with “Pending.” It was awesome!

  • My camp name orginated when it was nearing the end of the day of one of my first trainings for the Girl Scout day camp I work at, I was staring at a list I’d compiled (wish I’d had this list!) and had to pick one because they needed to make my name button. Now I totally love it, and it’s managed to really fit my personality as well as my roles at my 2nd camp, a week-long overnight, Harry Potter themed camp.

    Also, this website in general is awesome!

  • Any ideas for camp names that go together for two sisters? For instance, I knew sisters named Hakuna and Matata and brothers named Orion and Sirius. My sister and I both need a unique camp name and it would be fun if they went together!

    • Fire and Ice
      Katniss and Prim
      Peaches and Cream
      Salt and Pepper
      Yin and Yang
      Chip and Dale
      Athena and Artemis
      Sapphire and Xena
      Blossom and Buttercup (or Bubbles)
      Earth and Heaven
      Fish and Chips
      Rock and Roll
      Sugar and Spice
      Sun and Moon

  • I worked for the first time at a summer camp this summer at the ripe ole age of 28. It was quite an experience considering I’d never really done camp, and this was a girl scout camp in minnesota.
    The camp name I went with though was one that I’ve had since I was ten and got AOL for the first time, and I never bothered to change it, but it worked well as a camp name.
    The name was Blossom.

    We had some interesting characters at camp, though. Including was a Disappearing Turtle (DT), Nutella, Salty Roll, Sakura and a Looper.

  • My camp name is Rubber Ducky. I’m kind of a big guy, somewhat intimidating to new campers. It really helps put them at ease and makes them feel more comfortable in the camp when I tell them my camp name. I’ve had the name for about 13 years now.

  • I love having a camp name!! Mine is Logurt! Hahah It started my first year of camp as a camper. I have always been a helper, and my counseler was awesome. Her name was Ringo, and I brought her in “Logurt” Which is whipped topping, and yogurt mixed together, and put into a pie crust. So she always called me that, and the name stuck!

  • Mushu…I was dubbed as such because I’m small and red (I’m very fair and I blush/burn a lot), and Mulan is one of my favourite movies! I’ve had it for 5 years…and counting!

  • at the YMCA camp that I worked for four years we “earned” our names – they were give to us and all had stories behind them. I was YogiBear (mostly called Yogi) and a few of my kids called me Yogurt one year after they noticed that I brough yogurt with me a lot. Now I have to come up with my own for a new camp that I am working at.

    • I like the name YogiBear. Can’t you just use that at the new camp?
      I like the idea of “earning” a camp name, but unless that is done during staff training, staff will go into the summer with just their regular names and campers will know them as Joe or Jennifer or whatever. Then mid-summer a counselor does something stupid and are branded/named as “Ropey” because they got caught up in a bunch of ropes before tripping and falling down. Now they have a camp name they neither picked nor wanted. That is why we have our staff come up with their own camp names then tell the rest of the staff why they chose the name. It has to have some meaning. Just because someone likes to wear sandals they can’t name themselves Flip-Flop. Once they share the name and story behind it the rest of the staff vote to accept the name or reject it. If rejected they have to come up with something else.

    • We print out the names or send a link to our new staff each summer so they can either pick one or be inspired by one. It helps them to wrap their head around camp names.

  • I got dubbed my camp name when a few of my closest friends told me that my brain was a little more scrambled than everyone else’s.. It definitely suits me thats for sure! All the kids think that my favourite breakfast is the scrambled eggs so thursdays (when scrambled eggs are served) are always a little exciting in my cabin.
    As for some other awesome camp names, we had sisters named Sasquatch and Nessie.. Camello, Redneck, Bean, Okemo, Boss, Tiny, Gus Gus, Mac, Bob, Double Lolly, and Otter are all super cool ones I think
    Camp names are one of my favourite things at camp, but I’m awful at not calling the counsellors by their real names

  • I am currently in the process of deciding what I want my name to be. I have compiled a short list of names that I want to use next year. I know that it sounds a little early to be brainstorming names, but I want one where I know I won’t change my mind. Here’s the list that I have come up with so far:
    Feel free to add any of these that you like onto your list. Also, I think that the name Bubbles, which was on your list, is overused. Every time I’ve seen camp names used, that has been one of them.

  • Thanks for the list. I’m a new camp director and want to start doing this next summer, I’ve noticed over the past 10 years working at camps that the staff with nicknames get remembered more often than the ones without. It’s also really cool if you run into a camper in the off season and you suddenly hear your camp name shouted across a restaurant.

  • I have been a summer camper since I was 9 years old and this summer I’m going to (finally!) be old enough to be a counselor at the Girl Scout camp where I practically grew up at. I know it’s waaaay early to think of camp names, but I just love this list. Some names that I’d like to add that were counselors that I loved are

    Newton (sometimes went by Figgy)

  • I’m thinking of a camp name and came up with Arwen, from The Lord of the rings trilogy! I think it’s pretty cool πŸ˜€

    • I like Arwen. Sure beats Gollum. You know, Arwen was also referred to as Evenstar, and that’s a cool camp name, too.

  • All the camp names I ever had: Bigfoot, Yoshi, SpongeBob, Rainbow Dash, Panda, Penguin, and now I’m sticking with Bacon for good!

  • My camp name is Ranger (multi-fold meaning <Texas Ranger fan, I’m usually the “camp security” , I’m the “outdoor skills” person “forest ranger” and I’m friends with a lot of Army Rangers).

    Does anyone recall what happens if a camper ever found out your real name? I seem to recall trying desperately hard to find out my counselors real name when I was a girl at camp…. but can’t remember WHY… although I do know SOMETHING was supposed to happen….

    • Hey Ranger (love the name), I don’t know what other camps do when a camper finds out a counselor’s real name. I actually didn’t know that do something was a thing. We tell the campers our real names at the end of the week. Oddly enough, 99% of the time return campers will forget our real names. They prefer our camp names. Personally, I let all the kids (and parents) know my real name at the beginning of the week and then tell the campers that I prefer they use my camp name, but I’ll respond to both. They always use my camp name, even though they have a choice.

  • Hey this is cool! I work at a Girl Scout camp in Massachusetts over the summer! We have to use camp names and the campers are not allowed to find out our real names. My camp name is Cupcake and one of my best friends is named Batman. We also have Tulip, Luna, Gummy Bear, Squirrel, Donut, and Dragonfly! (We have a lot more but that’s all I could think of)

    • Caitlyn (er…Cupcake), thanks for the comment. Those are some fun camp names. I’ll add them to the list. Isn’t camp great!?

  • This is a great list! I’m a counselor-in-training at a Girl Scout camp, and my camp name is, well, Phoenix. Some other awesome ones that I’ve noticed are Valkyrie, Vortex, and Rex.

    • Liz, were you okay having a camp name that people gave you based on something that would embarrass most people? Would you have liked to have been able to pick your own camp name (like Firefly)?

  • I’m going to be a counselor at a mystery themed camp for middle schoolers, and I realy need a mystery themed name! Any suggestions?

      • We still do the normal camp things, like canoeing and archery. But the overall theme is Mystery, so each counseler has a name that fits that. And we do meals where you dress to the theme, and other activities like that throughout the week.

  • Okay, Alice, here you go…
    Nessy (Loch Ness)
    Terces (secret backwards)
    Casper (the friendly ghost)
    Miss Terie (mystery)
    Nancy Drew
    Scully (X-Files)
    Thelma or Daphne (Scooby Doo)
    Sher (lock)
    River Song (Dr. Who – lots of mystery surrounds her)
    Quinn (There is a character named Alice Quinn who is a cool magician in the book The Magicians)

  • Ooo, I like Whisper…if that fits you. It should be a name that fits. If you are on the quiet side, Whisper is great. If you feel that you kind of go unnoticed then Shadow works well. Check out the book I mentioned to get an idea of who Alice Quinn is.

  • There is so many names here to choose from…

    This is gonna be my first summer camp this year and I really want to have a cool name.
    Any suggestions for an extrovert / funny / always talking out lound and smiling kind of guy ?
    Yn just so the name suits m personality.

    • Wilson, I don’t really have any suggestions, but I think it’s funny that Wilson is the name of the volleyball in the movie Castaway and it, of course, did not talk. You are apparently the opposite. Go through the names and see what works for you. Let me know what you end up choosing, and good luck with camp.

  • I’m Snap because I take a lot of pictures. One of our girls is FX because she makes so many sounds. One girl is Book Mark. She reads a lot so has to mark her book to join the adventures. We have also used Crayola, Blueberry, and Dash. Love your list.

  • Our camp names were assigned by the other staff members based on pre-camp. I was Cypher due to my ability to comprehend nervous parents and strange registration forms.

  • I just became a counselor at a Girl Scout camp in IL (Greene Wood) this summer and I chose Nemo for my name! It’s so much easier to remember camp names than real names because you only know one person with each name so they’re all so much more memorable. I feel like parents who send a camper to camp for the first time get very confused when their kids come home like “Today I met cookie dough, thunderation, and pancake!”

    • Nemo’s a good name. I find that parents like the idea of camp names. If you get a chance to meet the parents I suggest you give them your real name first and then follow that up with, “but at camp I’m known as Nemo.” The parents won’t be confused. They’ll get a kick out of it.

  • Still have yet to see my name anywhere πŸ™‚ My camp name has been Nala for the past four years (from the Lion King) and I have yet to meet another Nala

    Great name choices! I’ll have to show my new staff this last before the summer starts

  • I’ve volunteered all through high school to be a counselor for elementary kids and they were obsessed with my nickname Catlion because it is so close to my real name yet so original it stuck.

  • My camp name is Glitch. I got it for my uncanny ability to accidentally break electronics, and my friends are named Pixel and Digit. We’re the technology trio.

  • I’m going to be a counselor at an outdoor school camp. My friend decided his name is going to be “Pepper Jack”, and I’ve gotten inspiration from this list. I’m going with “Pop n’ Lock” since my favourite movie is The Way, Way Back. Thanks!

    -Pop n’ Lock

    • YES!!! I love both of those names. I also dig that movie. Good luck with camp. I started out as a counselor at an outdoor school camp program. You’re going to love it.

    • Okay Aurora, what’s with the question marks. πŸ™‚ Are you sure that’s your name or are you just trying it out? I have a friend who’s actual name is Aurora and she’s rad. So, I like it.

  • Hey i love this list but is there any way you can give me some ideas for a name for a spa related camp theme and also you should put sprinkles to the list

    • Hi Sprinkles, I will certainly add your name to the list. As for spa related theme names, I am coming up blank.

  • Mine is Leto. Like the titaness, not the actor. I thought she was the titan of light but she’s still cool. My friend’s is Spoodz, but she kept calling me To-lee so I had to call her Spudz.

  • I am trying to come up with a name that has to do with being adventurous or being a daredevil. I was wondering if you could give me some suggestions.

    • I am at a loss for a name that is associated with crafts. The only things that come to mine are Pinterest and Etsy. Or maybe Arty for artist. I guess Crafty could work, too.

  • Hey! I’m a councilor at a Camp and I just thought I’d share this years names. Sharkbait, Powderhound, Periwinkle, Stormer, Starburst, Bunny, Cookie, Mosquito, Banana, Strawberry, Calico, Alley Oop, Flutter Shy, Smurfette, Unicorn, Skittles, Tigerlily, Catnip, M&M, Swizzle, Razzleberry, Tootsie, K-9, Kitty Cat, Pixie Stix.

  • Thanks for adding these camp names, Moose! Today at camp went great and the girls got a real kick out of my camp name.

  • Also, Alley Oop is actually my other nickname between the other councilors and I ’cause I rock at basketball.

  • I recently became a leader at my camp, so I can’t wait to see the reactions to my name, signature(we all sign each other’s shirts at camp), and SWAPS(Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere)!!

  • Amazing website! This was meant for directors and leaders, but I’m desperate ^o^ !
    I shall hereby be known as Nugget πŸ˜€

  • These saved me, at camp, if you don’t pick a name soon, your camp name will be just brick or cinder block. Thanks a lot man!

    • I love that, Laurie. Glad the list came in handy for you. Good luck with your book. Let me know when you publish it.

  • My camp name is Spider Monkey, because I have really long arms and legs I’m a pretty decent height I think but I’m also super fast climber on the ropes course… The way we work camp names here is we typically get to learn more about each other… And we name each other we give 3-5 possible names mine were (Spider Monkey, Zaboomafoo, Chipmunk because when I think I make a little clicking noise, Shadow, and Neff) and we have a naming ceremony where we have all the names requested and we get to pick from those set of names… Once we pick we cannot go back because that name we chose is our real God given name. So when the kids ask for our real names we tell them our real name is (insert camp name here).. A few other camp names here is..

    Chocolate Thunder and Vanilla Lightning
    Big Kahuna
    Macho Nacho
    Beast and Belle
    Tiger Lily
    Banjo and Kazooie
    Chubby Bunny
    Buddy the elf
    He Who Watches Like A Red Hawk
    Spectrum (Specs)
    Captain America
    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
    Chip and Dale
    Crush and Squirt
    Charmander and Squirtle
    Posh Spice
    Sheriff Woody
    Mr. Incredible

    • Spider Monkey, thanks for leaving the comment. Those are some fun names. Though, I wouldn’t say they are God given as staff give each other suggestions and each chooses their own name. They are staff recommended and chosen by you, the recipient. The question then is, how many staff are using their new names now that summer is over?

    • Adventure can mean so many things. Being an adventurist covers a lot of territory. It could mean a traveler of exotic locales, someone who partakes in high-adrenaline sports, or someone who likes to simply backpack long distances. When thinking of a name I like to do a couple of things. The first is to think of a few animals that represent the characteristics I want to be known for. What are some animals that shout “adventure”? Would they make good camp names? I also like to think of characters of books and movies that encompass certain characteristics. What fictional (or historical) characters are considered adventurists? The third thing I do is check an online thesaurus for synonyms. There are plenty of names in this post that represent adventure. Good luck with your search.

  • Absolutely love this list!! I’m the Program coordinator this year and next summer! Hiring throughout the year means naming staff year round and this list is great! My camp name is Mermaid, which amazed me that it wasn’t on this list!

    A list of others I’ve worked with from the past include Couch, Sweet T, Minnie, Shiloh, Torch, Stryker, Flanker, Bentley, Hoots, Chirps, Dreamer, Ninja, Papa Smurf, Captain, Prancer, Dr. Justice, Snowflake, Bee, Candy, Dreads, Magnolia, Petrie, Little Foot, Yzma, Hero, Quad, Tails, Frodo, Chongo, Story, Danja, P-nut Butta, Tawanda, Pilot, Red, Halo, Rain, Mushu and I could go on and on with staff who have come through!

    • I like some of these names, Mermaid. I’ll have to add them to the list, including yours. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    • Gigi, I think these are all good, but without knowing your personality, I wouldn’t be able to recommend one for you.

  • My Camp name has been Spot since 2009. More people call me that, than my real name. It even carried over to my new job (It helps that they knew me as Spot to begin with and there is now two Brandon’s on our staff of 5 people) I am not even sure how many of people on the Board or the volunteers actually know my real name.

  • I am currently 20 years old, and have been going to girl scout summer camp since I was in 3rd grade. I have been a camp councilor since I was in 9th grade, and I have heard a lot of camp names. My current name (that I have had since I was 11) is Twix, and I see that you have that on this list, but here are some other names that I have seen around camp:

    Artsy, Wombat, Emu, Tink, Mystery, Popcorn, Moon Cheese, Almond, Dump Truck, Squidward, Bus Driver (One of the male councilors was a bus driver for an elementary school), chrysanthemum, Netflix, Llama, Alpaca, Sargent
    Wish, Shades, Frenzy, Brown Bear, Pippi, Boots, Bear paw, Chip, Lone wolf, Noodle, Buttons, Flamingo, Swiper, Caramel, Jolly Rancher, Cotton Candy, Dumbledore, Bumble Bee, Wasp, Starbucks, Caribou, Milk Toast, Maple, Pizza, Click, Pretzel, Sassy, Freeze Baby, Flamingo, Jiffy Pop, S’more, Queen Bee, Shrimpster, Flip-Flop, Junebug, Stormy, Fawn, Marshmallow, Hashtag, Doge, Bullseye

    Sorry if some of these are already on the list!

  • Imm back again
    I finally chose Donatello like in the ninja turtles as my camp name & the kids loved it. Even the younger ones even had a little trouble saying it right but it was in all fun πŸ˜‰

    Remember this summer (2016) when that Pokemon GO fad poped out of nowhere , well some other consellors i know used somme pokemon names as camp names . Im not gonna name all the 100000 pokemon , but some common ones like Pika/Charmander/Alakazam/Eevee and many more might do the trick πŸ™‚
    Dont know if anybody mentionned them already but hey its a ggod one.


  • I go to a Girl Guides camp in Canada and it is my favourite place in the world. All the staff at camp have nicknames and their real names are secret, though through some sleuthing over the years I’ve found most of them out. Mine is Glitch, which came about by my complete ineptitude with all forms of technology (I touched a radio once and broke it). A lot of staff have pretty standard camp-y names like Bee and Star, but we’ve got some really out there ones, including stuff like:
    Rufflet (My best friend, I gave her that name)
    Pixl (My other best friend, I gave her that one too)

    We’ve got a very diverse range of equally bizarre personalities with bizarre names to match. I think they’d all prefer that their names would stay off of the list, along with myself, because we’re so unique and stuff :). I think I speak for all of us when I say that camp is the best place on earth.

    Long live Camp Woolsey!!!!

    P.S. It would be great to know which other camps in Canada or the U.S. or other places that use camp names too. Great to see that the noble tradition of the camp name is carried out not only at our camp πŸ™‚

  • All excellent ideas for camp names. Our school will have a universal camp theme this school year. I am looking for a theme that will capture the excitement of learning. Do you have any Ideas? I am a 3rd grade math and science teacher.

    • Hi Janice, I have three posts each with 100 summer camp themes. You may find something within those posts, but I don’t have any lists or suggestions when it comes to educational themes. Sorry.

  • Back in 2015 when frog memes were popular, Me and a friend were leaders at this theater camp. She was Pepe and I was Dat Boi. πŸ™‚

  • I’m planning on being a C.I.T at the YMCA next summer im currently 13 i have to be 14 so this helped me choose my camp name im conversing between autumn,buttercup or atlantis

    • Some people have Autumn as their normal name. Buttercup is a popular camp name, so if you happen to get a job in this industry chances are you will run into others with the same camp name. Atlantis is my pick if you are someone who spends a lot of time in the water, or are a lifeguard.

    • If your camp is requiring a ‘nature’ name, I’m guessing Pegasus probably wouldn’t qualify. It’s a cool name, though.

    • Hi, Emmy. What I’d consider cool and fun to say would probably be very different than what you would consider cool and fun to say. More importantly, I suggest you choose a name that has some meaning for you. There are over 500 names in this list. Take some time and go through it. you may find the perfect camp name for you.

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