Over 350 Camp Names

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 of my favorite camp names. Why? Because I know it can be difficult to for new staff to come up with a camp names.

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. The staff like it and the campers love it. 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. They had more suggestions, but I compiled a list of the ones that I felt were the best.

    1. Ace
    2. Airborne
    3. Ajax
    4. Aladdin
    5. Alpine
    6. Angel
    7. Apollo
    8. Aspen
    9. Astro
    10. Aussie
    11. Avalanche
    12. Bach
    13. Badger
    14. Baja
    15. Bam Bam
    16. Bambi
    17. Banjo
    18. Bazooka
    19. Bear
    20. Beetle

  1. Bigfoot
  2. Blackjack
  3. Blaze
  4. Blue
  5. Bobo
  6. Bonsai
  7. Boom Boom
  8. Boomer
  9. Braveheart
  10. Bravo
  11. Breeze
  12. Broadway
  13. Bronco
  14. Bubba
  15. Bubbles
  16. Buckeye
  17. Bullwinkle
  18. Burt (and Ernie)
  19. Buttercup
  20. Butterfly
  21. Butterscotch
  22. Cactus
  23. Cali
  24. Calico
  25. Cannonball
  26. Captain
  27. Casper
  28. Castaway
  29. Caveman
  30. Cedar
  31. Cheddar
  32. Cheetah
  33. Chewy
  34. Chipmunk
  35. Choco
  36. Chords
  37. Chowder
  38. Chunk
  39. Cinnamon
  40. Cisco
  41. Coach
  42. Coco
  43. Coda
  44. Condor
  45. Cowboy
  46. Coyote
  47. Crash
  48. Crazy Horse
  49. Cricket
  50. Critter
  51. Crush
  52. Da Vinci
  53. Daisy
  54. Dakota
  55. Dash
  56. Deuce
  57. Dew
  58. Dexter
  59. Digger
  60. Dino
  61. Ditto
  62. Dobby
  63. Doc
  64. Dogwood
  65. Domino
  66. Doodle
  67. Dot
  68. Dove
  69. Dude
  70. Ducky
  71. Dunk
  72. Dusty
  73. Echo
  74. Eeyore
  75. Einstein
  76. Elf
  77. Endo
  78. Ernie (and Burt)
  79. Fable
  80. Fajita
  81. Falcon
  82. Fandango
  83. Felix
  84. Ferret
  85. Firebug
  86. Firefly
  87. Flash
  88. Flipper
  89. Flower
  90. Footloose
  91. Fox
  92. Fozzi
  93. Frankenstein
  94. Freckles
  95. Frogger
  96. Fuzzy
  97. Gadget
  98. Gator
  99. Gecko
  100. Gemini
  101. Giggles
  102. Gilligan
  103. Gizmo
  104. Glitter
  105. Goldilocks
  106. Goofy
  107. Gopher
  108. Greystoke
  109. Griffin
  110. Grizzly
  111. Gumby
  112. Guppy
  113. Gus
  114. Happy Feet
  115. Harmony
  116. Havoc
  117. Hawk
  118. Hercules
  119. Hero
  120. Hickory
  121. High Tide
  122. Hip Hop
  123. Hollywood
  124. Houdini
  125. Hubba Bubba
  126. Hurricane
  127. Ice
  128. Iceman
  129. Indie
  130. Iroq
  131. Ivy
  132. Jade
  133. Jasper
  134. Jazz
  135. Jedi
  136. Jelly Bean
  137. Jewel
  138. Jet
  139. Jib-Jab
  140. Jinx
  141. Juju
  142. Karma
  143. Kazoo
  144. Kermit
  145. Kiki
  146. Kindle
  147. Kit
  148. Kit Kat
  149. Kiwi
  150. Koala
  151. Ladybug
  152. Lemonade
  153. Lightning
  154. Lion-o
  155. Lizard
  156. M&M
  157. Mac
  158. Mad Max
  159. Maestro
  160. Malibu
  161. Maverick
  162. Meadow
  163. Melody
  164. Merlin
  165. Micky
  166. Mist
  167. Mojo
  168. Money
  169. Monkey
  170. Moon River
  171. Moondance
  172. Moonstone
  173. Moose
  174. Morningstar
  175. Mozart
  176. Mutt
  177. Nacho
  178. Nemo
  179. Neptune
  180. Nerf
  181. New York
  182. Nikita
  183. Nitro
  184. Nugget
  185. Oak
  186. Oreo
  187. Orion
  188. Otter
  189. Oz
  190. Padfoot
  191. Panda
  192. Pathfinder
  193. Paws
  194. Pebbles
  195. Pelican
  196. Pepper
  197. Petra
  198. Phoenix
  199. Pigglet
  200. Piper
  201. Pirate
  202. Pogo
  203. Ponderosa
  204. Pops
  205. Possum
  206. Pringles
  207. Professor
  208. Quicksilver
  209. Rabbit
  210. Radar
  211. Rain
  212. Rainbow
  213. Ranger
  214. Rascal
  215. Raven
  216. Razzle
  217. Rebel
  218. Redtail
  219. Redwood
  220. Rhino
  221. Rider
  222. River
  223. Rob Roy
  224. Robinhood
  225. Rocket
  226. Rocky
  227. Rolo
  228. Roo
  229. Ropes
  230. Rudy
  231. Saber
  232. Sahara
  233. Samson
  234. Sasquatch
  235. Sassafras
  236. Scooby
  237. Scooter
  238. Scout
  239. Sea Dog
  240. Sea Breeze
  241. Seal
  242. Shadow
  243. Shakespeare
  244. Shamrock
  245. Sharkey
  246. Shipwreck
  247. Sierra
  248. Silver
  249. Sinbad
  250. Siren
  251. Skeeter
  252. Skipper
  253. Skippy
  254. Skittles
  255. Sky
  256. Snake
  257. Snickers
  258. Snoopy
  259. Snuggles
  260. Solo
  261. Solstice
  262. Sonic
  263. Southpaw
  264. Spanky
  265. Sparkles
  266. Sparrow
  267. Special K
  268. Speedy
  269. Spice
  270. Spirit
  271. Splash
  272. Spork
  273. Sport
  274. Star
  275. Star Gazer
  276. Stardust
  277. Starlight
  278. Storm
  279. Stripes
  280. Summit
  281. Sundance
  282. Sunflower
  283. Sunny
  284. Sunshine
  285. Superstar
  286. Sweet Pea
  287. Sycamore
  288. Ta-Dah
  289. Tango
  290. Tank
  291. Taz
  292. Thumper
  293. Thunder
  294. Tick
  295. Tigger
  296. Timber
  297. Tinker
  298. Tinkerbell
  299. Titan
  300. Tomahawk
  301. Tonks
  302. Tornado
  303. Tree
  304. Trixy
  305. Troll
  306. Tumbleweed
  307. Tuna
  308. Turbo
  309. Turtle
  310. Tweety
  311. Twilight
  312. Twinkie
  313. Twix
  314. Viper
  315. Wallaby
  316. Weasel
  317. Weeble
  318. Whisper
  319. Wild Bill
  320. Wildcat
  321. Wildwood
  322. Wiley
  323. Willow
  324. Wizard
  325. Wolf
  326. Woods
  327. Woody
  328. Xena
  329. Ya-Ya
  330. Yeah-Yeah
  331. Yoda
  332. Yogi
  333. Zen
  334. Zero
  335. ZigZag
  336. Zip
  337. Zoom

 

Comments

  1. Annika says

    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!

  2. Curt says

    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.

  3. Jessie says

    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

  4. Curt "Moose" Jackson says

    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.

  5. Cactus says

    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

  6. Kara says

    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!

  7. Critter says

    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!

  8. Curt "Moose" Jackson says

    Critter, that’s a great example of how one gets a camp name. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Anonymous says

    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!

  10. Curt "Moose" Jackson says

    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

  11. Donica says

    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.

  12. Curt "Moose" Jackson says

    Those are some interesting names, Donica. It’s fun to have camp names, isn’t it?

  13. Lemonade says

    I’m sad to see that my name is not there, I really love it and wouldn’t change it for anything!!

  14. Mark Wright says

    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.

  15. Curt "Moose" Jackson says

    Rubber Ducky…I like it. Haven’t heard that one before. Thanks for sharing, Mark.

  16. says

    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!

  17. Mushu says

    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!

  18. anonymous says

    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.

  19. Curt "Moose" Jackson says

    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.

  20. anonymous says

    hi! I love those names and I might even use them for a camp I am setting up this summer!

  21. Curt "Moose" Jackson says

    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.

  22. says

    Hi my camp name was pixie at an older camp but now it is peanut and i am shocked that neither of these are on here!!!

  23. Scrambled says

    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

  24. Jade says

    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.

  25. Steve-o says

    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.

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