by Chelsea Connor Posted May 15, 2019
Pine Cove has a lot of awesome traditions, but arguably the best is the Name Game. Nothing says “welcome to the culture” like getting up on stage in front of a hundred or so near-strangers and spilling your most embarrassing moments within a few days of arriving at camp!
Every staffer enters the Name Game a little differently. Some have been campers their whole lives, and they’ve dreamed of this day ever since they met their counselor at the Towers named Skittles. Some staff are brand-new to all things Pine Cove, and the cheers alone before that first dinner came as a shock. They thought their nickname of “Sport” from their dad as a kid was probably good enough as a camp name…
Well, it might be that simple. After all, if a staffer mentions an old email address name he made for himself growing up, and especially if said email happens to be embarrassing, it might just become a camp name. (Yung Swish was just too good!) Typically, it’s more of a mash-up of funny stories and random facts.
Here are some that made us laugh so far:
Here are a few other names we’ve seen this week that made us giggle:
We really love a good camp name story! In case you missed it, we compiled some of our favorite stories last summer too, and you can read those here.