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Over 500 Camp Names for Staff

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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 350 500 camp names. Why? Because I know it can be difficult for new staff to come up with 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. My 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. Aurora
  19. Autumn
  20. Avalanche
  21. Bach
  22. Bacon
  23. Badger
  24. Baja
  25. Bam Bam
  26. Bambi
  27. Bandicoot
  28. Banjo
  29. Banzai
  30. Barnacle
  31. Bazooka
  32. Bean
  33. Bear
  34. Beetle
  35. Beta
  36. Bigfoot
  37. Bilbo
  38. Bingo
  39. Blackjack
  40. Blaze
  41. Blossom
  42. Blue
  43. Bobcat
  44. Bobo
  45. Bonbon
  46. Bonsai
  47. Boom Boom
  48. Boomer
  49. Braveheart
  50. Bravo
  51. Breeze
  52. Broadway
  53. Bronco
  54. Bubba
  55. Bubbles
  56. Buckeye
  57. Buckaroo
  58. Buddy
  59. Buffy
  60. Bullwinkle
  61. Bunny
  62. Burt (and Ernie)
  63. Buttercup
  64. Butterfly
  65. Butterscotch
  66. Buzz
  67. Cactus
  68. Cali
  69. Calico
  70. Calypso
  71. Cannonball
  72. Captain
  73. Casper
  74. Castaway
  75. Caveman
  76. Cedar
  77. Cheddar
  78. Cheetah
  79. Cheshire
  80. Chewy
  81. Chipmunk
  82. Choco
  83. Choo-Choo
  84. Chords
  85. Chowder
  86. Chuckwagon
  87. Chunk
  88. Cinder
  89. Cinnamon
  90. Cisco
  91. Clover
  92. Coach
  93. Cobra
  94. Coco
  95. Cocopuff
  96. Coda
  97. Colonel
  98. Conan
  99. Condor
  100. Cookie
  101. Cookie Monster
  102. Coral
  103. Cottonwood
  104. Cougar
  105. Cousteau
  106. Cowboy
  1. Coyote
  2. Crash
  3. Crazy Horse
  4. Cricket
  5. Critter
  6. Crumb
  7. Crush
  8. Cuckoo
  9. Cupcake
  10. Cyclone
  11. Da Vinci
  12. Daisy
  13. Dakota
  14. Dagwood
  15. Dandelion
  16. Dash
  17. Deja vu
  18. Deuce
  19. Dew
  20. Dexter
  21. Diamond
  22. Diamondback
  23. Digger
  24. Dingo
  25. Dino
  26. Ditto
  27. Dobby
  28. Doc
  29. Dogwood
  30. Domino
  31. Donut
  32. Doodle
  33. Dot
  34. Dove
  35. Dragonfly
  36. Dragon Rider
  37. Dreamer
  38. Dude
  39. Ducky
  40. Duke
  41. Dunk
  42. Dusty
  43. Echo
  44. Eclipse
  45. Eeyore
  46. Einstein
  47. Elf
  48. Ember
  49. Endo
  50. Ernie (and Burt)
  51. Everest
  52. Fable
  53. Fajita
  54. Falcon
  55. Fandango
  56. Fang
  57. Fauna
  58. Felix
  59. Ferret
  60. Fiesta
  61. Fire
  62. Firebug
  63. Firefly
  64. Fishbone
  65. Flash
  66. Flipper
  67. Flower
  68. Footloose
  69. Fox
  70. Fozzi
  71. Frankenstein
  72. Freckles
  73. Friday
  74. Frodo
  75. Frogger
  76. Froggy
  77. Fuzzy
  78. Gadget
  79. Gator
  80. Gecko
  81. Gemini
  82. Genesis
  83. Geronimo
  84. Giggles
  85. Gilligan
  86. Gizmo
  87. Glitter
  88. Goldilocks
  89. Goofy
  90. Gopher
  91. Gorilla
  92. Gremlin
  93. Greystoke
  94. Griffin
  95. Grizzly
  96. Gumby
  97. Gummy Bear
  98. Guppy
  99. Gus
  100. Gypsy
  101. Hammerhead
  102. Happy Feet
  103. Harmony
  104. Havoc
  105. Hawk
  106. Hawkeye
  107. Hercules
  108. Hermes
  109. Hermit
  110. Hero
  111. Hickory
  112. High Tide
  113. Hip Hop
  114. Hollywood
  115. Honey Bear
  116. Hook
  117. Hoots
  118. Houdini
  119. Hound
  120. Hubba Bubba
  121. Hurricane
  122. Ice
  123. Iceman
  124. Indie
  125. Indigo
  126. Iris
  127. Iroq
  128. Ivy
  129. Jackpot
  130. Jade
  131. Jasper
  132. Jazz
  133. Jedi
  134. Jelly Bean
  135. Jewel
  136. Jet
  137. Jib-Jab
  138. Jinx
  139. Journey
  140. Jubilee
  141. Juju
  142. Jupiter
  143. K-9
  144. Kalamazoo
  145. Kaleidoscope
  146. Karma
  147. Katmandu
  148. Kazoo
  149. Kermit
  150. Kiki
  151. Kindle
  152. Kit
  153. Kit Kat
  154. Kiwi
  155. Koala
  156. Ladybug
  157. Lancelot
  158. Lego
  159. Lemonade
  160. Leo
  161. Lightning
  162. Lionheart
  163. Lion-o
  164. Lizard
  165. Loki
  166. Luna
  167. Lynx
  168. M&M
  169. Mac
  170. Mad Max
  171. Maestro
  172. Malibu
  173. Maui
  174. Maverick
  175. Meadow
  176. Meatloaf
  177. Melody
  178. Mercury
  179. Merlin
  180. Mermaid
  181. Metro
  182. Micky
  183. Midas
  184. Midnight
  185. Minnie
  186. Mist
  187. Mojo
  188. Money
  189. Mongoose
  190. Monkey
  191. Moon River
  192. Moon Shadow
  193. Moondance
  194. Moonstone
  195. Moose
  196. Morningstar
  197. Mouse
  198. Mozart
  199. Muse
  200. Mustang
  201. Mutt
  202. Myth
  203. Nacho
  204. Nala
  205. Nemo
  206. Neptune
  207. Nerf
  208. New York
  1. Newton
  2. Nikita
  3. Ninja
  4. Nitro
  5. Nomad
  6. Nugget
  7. Oak
  8. Odin
  9. Omega
  10. Oreo
  11. Orion
  12. Otter
  13. Oz
  14. Padfoot
  15. Panda
  16. Panther
  17. Papa Bear
  18. Papa Smurf
  19. Pathfinder
  20. Paws
  21. Pax
  22. Peaches
  23. Peanut
  24. Pebbles
  25. Pegasus
  26. Pelican
  27. Penguin
  28. Pepper
  29. Petra
  30. Phoenix
  31. Picasso
  32. Pickles
  33. Pigglet
  34. Pink
  35. Piper
  36. Pirate
  37. Piston
  38. Pixie
  39. Pixie Stix
  40. Pluto
  41. Pogo
  42. Polo
  43. Ponderosa
  44. Pong
  45. Popeye
  46. Poppy
  47. Pops
  48. Poseidon
  49. Possum
  50. Presto
  51. Pringles
  52. Professor
  53. Pumpkin
  54. Quicksilver
  55. Rabbit
  56. Radar
  57. Rain
  58. Rainbow
  59. Ranger
  60. Rascal
  61. Raven
  62. Rawhide
  63. Razzle
  64. Razzleberry
  65. Razzmatazz
  66. Rebel
  67. Red
  68. Redtail
  69. Redwood
  70. Reef
  71. Rhapsody
  72. Rhino
  73. Rider
  74. Riffraff
  75. River
  76. Rob Roy
  77. Robinhood
  78. Rocket
  79. Rock
  80. Rocky
  81. Rodeo
  82. Rogue
  83. Rolo
  84. Roo
  85. Rooster
  86. Ropes
  87. Royal
  88. Rubber Ducky
  89. Rudy
  90. Rugrat
  91. Saber
  92. Sahara
  93. Sailor
  94. Samson
  95. Sapphire
  96. Sasquatch
  97. Sassafras
  98. Scooby
  99. Scooter
  100. Scorch
  101. Scorpio
  102. Scout
  103. SCUBA
  104. Sea Dog
  105. Sea Breeze
  106. Seal
  107. Sequoia
  108. Shadow
  109. Shakespeare
  110. Shamrock
  111. Sharkey
  112. Sharkbait
  113. Shazam
  114. Shipwreck
  115. Short Stack
  116. Shrek
  117. Sierra
  118. Silver
  119. Sinbad
  120. Siren
  121. Skeeter
  122. Skipper
  123. Skippy
  124. Skittles
  125. Sky
  126. Sky Hawk
  127. Skywalker
  128. Snake
  129. Snickers
  130. Snoopy
  131. Snow
  132. Snowflake
  133. Snuggles
  134. Solo
  135. Solstice
  136. Sonic
  137. Southpaw
  138. Spam
  139. Spanky
  140. Sparkles
  141. Sparkplug
  142. Sparrow
  143. Special K
  144. Speedy
  145. Spice
  146. Spider
  147. Spike
  148. Spirit
  149. Splash
  150. Spork
  151. Sport
  152. Sprinkles
  153. Spite
  154. Spyro
  155. Squirrel
  156. Star
  157. Star Gazer
  158. Starburst
  159. Stardust
  160. Starfish
  161. Starlight
  162. Sting
  163. Stingray
  164. Storm
  165. Stripes
  166. Sugar
  167. Summit
  168. Sundance
  169. Sunflower
  170. Sunny
  171. Sunrise
  172. Sunshine
  173. Superstar
  174. Swan
  175. Sweet Pea
  176. Swizzle
  177. Sycamore
  178. Ta-Dah
  179. Tango
  180. Tank
  181. Tarzan
  182. Taz
  183. Tempest
  184. Thor
  185. Thorn
  186. Thumper
  187. Thunder
  188. Tick
  189. Tiger
  190. Tigerlily
  191. Tigger
  192. Timber
  193. Tinker
  194. Tinkerbell
  195. Titan
  196. Toad
  197. Tomahawk
  198. Tonks
  199. Tootsie
  200. Torch
  201. Tornado
  202. Trailblazer
  203. Tree
  204. Trixy
  205. Troll
  206. Tsunami
  207. Tulip
  208. Tumbleweed
  209. Tuna
  210. Turbo
  211. Turtle
  212. Tweety
  213. Twilight
  214. Twinkie
  215. Twix
  216. Typhoon
  217. Unicorn
  218. Venus
  219. Viper
  220. Wallaby
  221. Weasel
  222. Weeble
  223. Whisper
  224. Wild Bill
  225. Wildcat
  226. Wildebeest
  227. Wildwood
  228. Wiley
  229. Willow
  230. Wings
  231. Wizard
  232. Wolf
  233. Wolverine
  234. Woods
  235. Woody
  236. Wonka
  237. Xena
  238. Ya-Ya
  239. Yahoo
  240. Yeah-Yeah
  241. Yoda
  242. Yogi
  243. Yosemite
  244. Zen
  245. Zero
  246. ZigZag
  247. Zip
  248. Zombie
  249. Zoom
  250. 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 šŸ˜€

    • 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 šŸ™‚ 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. šŸ™‚ 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 šŸ˜€

  • 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. šŸ™‚ 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 šŸ˜‰

    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 šŸ™‚
    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 šŸ™‚

  • 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. šŸ™‚

  • 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.

  • Reading this list brought back a lot of camp memories! It was interesting to find some of my colleague’s camp names up here. My camp name has no real meaning behind it, besides the fact that it had a nice ring to it, I’m short, and enjoy pancakes, but the campers had a big kick out of it! Thanks for posting this Moose šŸ™‚

  • hey moose! before i went to CIT camp this summer (where we officially earn our camp names) i made sure to look over some and saw so many names that i recognize from other counselors and CITs. I was bestowed the camp name Antique!! Iā€™m an old soul and i love thrifting, so it was a perfect match!

    • Hey, Antique. That is a very unusual name. I am glad you’re happy with it. Makes sense for someone who is an old soul and enjoys thrifting. I am not usually on board for having others come up with a person’s camp name, but it seems to have worked out for you. That’s terrific. Were any of the CITs not happy with the name they received?

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