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 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. 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
  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. Digger
  23. Dingo
  24. Dino
  25. Ditto
  26. Dobby
  27. Doc
  28. Dogwood
  29. Domino
  30. Donut
  31. Doodle
  32. Dot
  33. Dove
  34. Dragonfly
  35. Dragon Rider
  36. Dreamer
  37. Dude
  38. Ducky
  39. Duke
  40. Dunk
  41. Dusty
  42. Echo
  43. Eclipse
  44. Eeyore
  45. Einstein
  46. Elf
  47. Ember
  48. Endo
  49. Ernie (and Burt)
  50. Everest
  51. Fable
  52. Fajita
  53. Falcon
  54. Fandango
  55. Fang
  56. Felix
  57. Ferret
  58. Fiesta
  59. Fire
  60. Firebug
  61. Firefly
  62. Fishbone
  63. Flash
  64. Flipper
  65. Flower
  66. Footloose
  67. Fox
  68. Fozzi
  69. Frankenstein
  70. Freckles
  71. Friday
  72. Frodo
  73. Frogger
  74. Froggy
  75. Fuzzy
  76. Gadget
  77. Gator
  78. Gecko
  79. Gemini
  80. Genesis
  81. Geronimo
  82. Giggles
  83. Gilligan
  84. Gizmo
  85. Glitter
  86. Goldilocks
  87. Goofy
  88. Gopher
  89. Gorilla
  90. Gremlin
  91. Greystoke
  92. Griffin
  93. Grizzly
  94. Gumby
  95. Gummy Bear
  96. Guppy
  97. Gus
  98. Gypsy
  99. Hammerhead
  100. Happy Feet
  101. Harmony
  102. Havoc
  103. Hawk
  104. Hawkeye
  105. Hercules
  106. Hermit
  107. Hero
  108. Hickory
  109. High Tide
  110. Hip Hop
  111. Hodor
  112. Hollywood
  113. Honey Bear
  114. Hook
  115. Hoots
  116. Houdini
  117. Hubba Bubba
  118. Hurricane
  119. Ice
  120. Iceman
  121. Indie
  122. Indigo
  123. Iroq
  124. Ivy
  125. Jackpot
  126. Jade
  127. Jasper
  128. Jazz
  129. Jedi
  130. Jelly Bean
  131. Jewel
  132. Jet
  133. Jib-Jab
  134. Jinx
  135. journey
  136. Jubilee
  137. Juju
  138. K-9
  139. Kalamazoo
  140. Kaleidoscope
  141. Karma
  142. Katmandu
  143. Kazoo
  144. Kermit
  145. Kiki
  146. Kindle
  147. Kit
  148. Kit Kat
  149. Kiwi
  150. Koala
  151. Ladybug
  152. Lancelot
  153. Lego
  154. Lemonade
  155. Leo
  156. Lightning
  157. Lionheart
  158. Lion-o
  159. Lizard
  160. Loki
  161. Luna
  162. Lynx
  163. M&M
  164. Mac
  165. Mad Max
  166. Maestro
  167. Malibu
  168. Maui
  169. Maverick
  170. Meadow
  171. Meatloaf
  172. Melody
  173. Merlin
  174. Mermaid
  175. Metro
  176. Micky
  177. Midas
  178. Midnight
  179. Minnie
  180. Mist
  181. Mojo
  182. Money
  183. Mongoose
  184. Monkey
  185. Moon River
  186. Moondance
  187. Moonstone
  188. Moose
  189. Morningstar
  190. Mouse
  191. Mozart
  192. Muse
  193. Mutt
  194. Myth
  195. Nacho
  196. Nala
  197. Nemo
  198. Neptune
  199. Nerf
  200. 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. Peaches
  22. Peanut
  23. Pebbles
  24. Pelican
  25. Penguin
  26. Pepper
  27. Petra
  28. Phoenix
  29. Picasso
  30. Pickles
  31. Pigglet
  32. Pink
  33. Piper
  34. Pirate
  35. Piston
  36. Pixie
  37. Pixie Stix
  38. Pluto
  39. Pogo
  40. Polo
  41. Ponderosa
  42. Pong
  43. Popeye
  44. Poppy
  45. Pops
  46. Poseidon
  47. Possum
  48. Presto
  49. Pringles
  50. Professor
  51. Pumpkin
  52. Quicksilver
  53. Rabbit
  54. Radar
  55. Rain
  56. Rainbow
  57. Ranger
  58. Rascal
  59. Raven
  60. Rawhide
  61. Razzle
  62. Razzleberry
  63. Razzmatazz
  64. Rebel
  65. Red
  66. Redtail
  67. Redwood
  68. Reef
  69. Rhapsody
  70. Rhino
  71. Rider
  72. Riffraff
  73. River
  74. Rob Roy
  75. Robinhood
  76. Rocket
  77. Rock
  78. Rocky
  79. Rodeo
  80. Rogue
  81. Rolo
  82. Roo
  83. Rooster
  84. Ropes
  85. Royal
  86. Rubber Ducky
  87. Rudy
  88. Rugrat
  89. Saber
  90. Sahara
  91. Sailor
  92. Samson
  93. Sapphire
  94. Sasquatch
  95. Sassafras
  96. Scooby
  97. Scooter
  98. Scorch
  99. Scorpio
  100. Scout
  101. SCUBA
  102. Sea Dog
  103. Sea Breeze
  104. Seal
  105. Sequoia
  106. Shadow
  107. Shakespeare
  108. Shamrock
  109. Sharkey
  110. Sharkbait
  111. Shipwreck
  112. Shrek
  113. Sierra
  114. Silver
  115. Sinbad
  116. Siren
  117. Skeeter
  118. Skipper
  119. Skippy
  120. Skittles
  121. Sky
  122. Sky Hawk
  123. Skywalker
  124. Snake
  125. Snickers
  126. Snoopy
  127. Snow
  128. Snowflake
  129. Snuggles
  130. Solo
  131. Solstice
  132. Sonic
  133. Southpaw
  134. Spam
  135. Spanky
  136. Sparkles
  137. Sparkplug
  138. Sparrow
  139. Special K
  140. Speedy
  141. Spice
  142. Spider
  143. Spike
  144. Spirit
  145. Splash
  146. Spork
  147. Sport
  148. Sprinkles
  149. Spite
  150. Spyro
  151. Squirrel
  152. Star
  153. Star Gazer
  154. Starburst
  155. Stardust
  156. Starfish
  157. Starlight
  158. Sting
  159. Stingray
  160. Storm
  161. Stripes
  162. Sugar
  163. Summit
  164. Sundance
  165. Sunflower
  166. Sunny
  167. Sunrise
  168. Sunshine
  169. Superstar
  170. Swan
  171. Sweet Pea
  172. Swizzle
  173. Sycamore
  174. Ta-Dah
  175. Tango
  176. Tank
  177. Tarzan
  178. Taz
  179. Tempest
  180. Thor
  181. Thorn
  182. Thumper
  183. Thunder
  184. Tick
  185. Tiger
  186. Tigerlily
  187. Tigger
  188. Timber
  189. Tinker
  190. Tinkerbell
  191. Titan
  192. Toad
  193. Tomahawk
  194. Tonks
  195. Tootsie
  196. Torch
  197. Tornado
  198. Trailblazer
  199. Tree
  200. Trixy
  201. Troll
  202. Tsunami
  203. Tulip
  204. Tumbleweed
  205. Tuna
  206. Turbo
  207. Turtle
  208. Tweety
  209. Twilight
  210. Twinkie
  211. Twix
  212. Typhoon
  213. Unicorn
  214. Viper
  215. Wallaby
  216. Weasel
  217. Weeble
  218. Whisper
  219. Wild Bill
  220. Wildcat
  221. Wildebeest
  222. Wildwood
  223. Wiley
  224. Willow
  225. Wings
  226. Wizard
  227. Wolf
  228. Wolverine
  229. Woods
  230. Woody
  231. Xena
  232. Ya-Ya
  233. Yahoo
  234. Yeah-Yeah
  235. Yoda
  236. Yogi
  237. Yosemite
  238. Zen
  239. Zero
  240. ZigZag
  241. Zip
  242. Zombie
  243. Zoom
  244. Zeus

 

146 Comments

  • 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:
    Inferno
    Tempest
    Scorch
    Thunder
    Lightning
    Ember
    Cyclone
    Tsunami
    Blaze
    Radiation
    Gravity
    Hammerhead
    Summit
    Universal
    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)
    Squirt
    Poppy
    Beanie
    Alaska
    Finn
    Holliday
    Nyx
    Homer
    Bonnie
    Izzy
    Leo
    Toadie
    Tigga
    Ronnie
    Mater

  • 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…
    Mystique
    Shadow
    Bermuda
    Cypher
    Paradox
    Nessy (Loch Ness)
    Atlantis
    ET
    Oracle
    Rebus
    Veil
    Eerie
    Terces (secret backwards)
    Illusion
    Casper (the friendly ghost)
    Dreamweaver
    Miss Terie (mystery)
    Trance
    Nancy Drew
    TinTin
    Scully (X-Files)
    Thelma or Daphne (Scooby Doo)
    Sher (lock)
    River Song (Dr. Who – lots of mystery surrounds her)
    Alias
    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
    Wookie
    Chubby Bunny
    Tiny
    Jukebox
    Softserve
    Buddy the elf
    He Who Watches Like A Red Hawk
    Lorax
    Spectrum (Specs)
    Bagheera
    Baymax
    Slayer
    Captain America
    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
    Chip and Dale
    Crush and Squirt
    Charmander and Squirtle
    Guv’na
    Posh Spice
    Kookaburra
    Sheriff Woody
    Groot
    Sourpatch
    Snowman
    Scrum
    DrangonForce
    Prudence
    Mr. Incredible
    Navi

    • 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.

    ~Wilson

  • 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:
    Google
    Candlewick
    Fulcrum
    Rufflet (My best friend, I gave her that name)
    Pixl (My other best friend, I gave her that one too)
    Digit
    Ukelele
    Battery
    Nugget
    etc…

    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™‚

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