Camping Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For those who enjoy spending the night outdoors in the wilderness, bringing a canine best buddy along for the adventure is something you are sure to look forward to. Imagine enjoying the warmth of a campfire with the company of your dog, far from the hustle and bustle of your daily life. If camping is your passion you may consider honoring your dog with a name that reflects what you love and seek to share with him once he joins your family. A camping-inspired name for your new pup will be an ever-present reminder of your past and future outdoor adventures together.

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Camping Inspired Dog Name Considerations

You may be tempted to choose a camping inspired name for your new canine buddy for multiple reasons. Of course, if you are an avid camper a name that reflects your love of camping makes perfect sense. After all, you have to call your dog’s name many times throughout the day; why not have the sound of his name remind you of what you love to do?

You may be attracted to a camping themed name as a result of the breed of dog that you have adopted. A Collie like Lassie may bring to mind visions of traipsing through the woods and sleeping in the great outdoors. Dog breeds that enjoy the water often bring to mind the idea of camping by a river, creek or lake, like the Labrador, Newfoundland and Golden Retriever may seem like a good match for a name that brings to mind spending a few days in the woods.

Whatever the reason, a camping inspired name will be an ever-present reminder of the fun you and your dog plan to enjoy. 

Male Camping Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
20
Hunter
Some folks camp when on a hunting trip; certain dog breeds are particularly helpful on a hunting adventure
20
Bear
An animal that you prefer to avoid when camping; make sure to bear-proof your campsite when in bear country
19
Scout
A great name for a friend that will be exploring along with you
8
Creek
The sound of the creek makes camping near one a sure way to relax
7
Ash
Ashes will be left over when you campfire has burned out for the night
6
Rainier
A mountain in Washington state that offers spectacular camping opportunities
6
Cypress
A type of tree that one may encounter during their outdoor adventures
5
Rocky
Your adventures may take you on some rocky terrain that your dog will get to navigate
4
Denali
Highest peak in North America
3
Sol
Means the sun, which is nice to see when camping
3
River
Camping by a river offers the relaxing sound of rushing water to enjoy while drifting to sleep
2
Everest
The highest mountain on earth at 29,029 feet
2
Leaf
Many camping adventures take place where there are many trees and of course, even more leaves
2
Boulder
A city in Colorado that is close to a myriad of places to explore when up for a camping trip
1
Mountain
Many camping and outdoor adventures occur somewhere on a mountain
1
Summit
The highest point or top of the mountain as well as the act of getting to the top; camping often occurs along the way
0
Marmot
A small animal found at high altitudes, as well as a brand of outdoor gear
0
Forest
The forest is an excellent place to camp and enjoy peace and quiet
0
Ridge
A part of the mountain that one may hike along
-1
Pine
For the trees that may line the forest where you are camping
-1
Peak
Many will take the opportunity to camp on the way to summit a peak
-1
Glacier
An amazing National Park in Montana with beautiful views and camping opportunities
-1
Campy
A fun way to bring camping to mind
-1
Tenzing
The Tibetan mountaineer who accompanies Hillary to the summit of Mount Everest
-1
Edmund
Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to summit Mount Everest along with Tenzing Norgay, a Tibetan mountaineer
-2
Yosemite
A popular National Park in California offering a myriad of adventure opportunities
-3
Cliff
Camping on a cliff is sure to offer amazing views
-4
McKinley
Denali was previously known as Mount McKinley and is the highest peak in North America at 20,310 feet
-4
Columbia
A popular brand of camping gear and clothing
-5
Berghund
German for “mountain dog”

Female Camping Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
13
Cocoa
A favorite beverage during a camping trip
12
Marshmallow
An extra treat in hot cocoa when camping
12
Ember
Smoldering coal or ash as a campfire goes out
12
Carolina
Both North and South Carolina offer a myriad of camping opportunities
11
Aspen
Enjoy the sounds of the rustling leaves of these trees that are seen at higher altitudes when camping.
10
Cloud
Relaxing while camping offers the chance to watch the clouds roll in
9
Sunshine
There is nothing like waking up to the bright sunshine when camping
9
Rain
When camping in hot weather, rain will be a welcome reprieve
8
Spring
A natural spring will provide you with drinking water you can filter when camping as well as a relaxing song
7
S'more
A special treat often saved for camping trips
6
Montana
A state in the United States full of open spaces and camping opportunities
4
Shasta
A mountain in California with an elevation of 14,129 feet offering many opportunities for camping
4
Meadow
An area of grassland that makes a good camping location
4
Appalachia
Many choose to hike the Appalachian trail’s 2,190 miles, camping along the way
4
Oso
Spanish for “bear”, an animal that you hope to avoid when camping
3
Misty
Fine droplets of water in the atmosphere, seen often when camping by the coast
3
Mesa
A natural elevation with a flat top; can make a good place to pitch a tent
3
Beach
Camping on the beach offers the sound of waves crashing ashore as you drift off to sleep
3
Squirrel
When camping, squirrels will often run around your campsite, seeking scraps of food
3
Sky
Many camping opportunities offer a wide-open view of the sky
3
Ponderosa
Camping amongst the ponderosa pines will offer shade and fresh air
3
Lassie
The ultimate adventure dog was always ready for a night outdoors
2
Fire
The campfire will warm you up on a chilly night when camping as well as offer a way to cook some food
2
Star
When camping in the wilderness there is little to no light pollution, offering an amazing view of the stars
1
Hillary
A New Zealand explorer who was the first to summit Mount Everest
1
Sherpa
A person from Tibet that lives on the high southern slopes of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal who offers support to trekkers and mountain climbers from other places
0
Lake
Many camping opportunities exist near lakes
0
Dew
When waking early on a camping trip you will often notice the dew on the plants near you
-3
Pine Cone
At certain times of the year you may find pine cones lining the forest floor where you are camping
-5
Junko
First woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest

Community Dogs With Camping Inspired Names

Matoska kenai (a.k.a. toska's name story for Camping Inspired Dog Names
Matoska kenai (a.k.a. toska
Male
American Eskimo Dog
Everett, WA
Personality
Loving
Protective
Loyal
Teacherly
Kind
Sweet
Intuitive
Patient
Smart
True
Angel
Handsome
Gorgeous
Beautiful
Soul Pet
Amazing
Smiling
Intelligent

My young girls and I had a list of names we liked, based on his Kennel cam images. He flew from Missouri to Washington at only 8 wks old. He looked so much like a polar bear cub, just smaller and so soft you would think you were holding a part of an angel's wing or a fluffy cloud. He snuggled right into me, instantly I knew, he would be with me throughout all time. My 8 yr old daughter said "Mom, he really does look like a polar bear cub." My answer was "he really does". She asked "what's that Sioux name for bear again?" I said "It's not a name, it's words, Mato (pronounced MA-toe) means bear, and Ska means white, put them together and Matoska means white bear". My eldest daughter was just 11 years old, said "it fits him, but it's too hard to say, and I still like Kenai". We discussed his name, all the way home from the airport (30 miles away, through Seattle traffic takes about an hour and a half time). By the time we got home, our family decision was that we'd nickname him Toska, but his registered name would be Matoska Kenai (white bear from Kenai). That was 12.5 years ago, and because I loved him soooo much, I made the heartbreaking decision to let him go to the Rainbow Bridge on July 1, 2019 after he was rapidly going through his dying stages and only had 1 or 2 left to go after fighting cancer for 2 years. He's my soul pet, everyone who saw him and I together commented on it. We're part of each other and I'm soo very thankful for him. I know he visits me still (his energy), even my husband (who does not believe in most things, except his Bible) has seen signs and heard him. Example: 4 days ago (2 months and 7 days after he left his fur suit) we came home about 11pm from a friend's 50th birthday, I walked in the house and said "hey buddy, how's my handsome angel boy?" Just exactly like I said when he was physically with us. My husband (we married just 2 years ago) stud "babe, stop, you're just hurting your heart more saying that" then he walked in the house, stopped right after closing the door, stopped immediately! Like he was frozen. He said "what the f×@%?" I said "what's wrong?" He said "I swear I just saw Toska chimne running up to you like he used to, and it smells like you just gave him a bath, that vanilla coconut shampoo you loved the smell of". I just smiled at him and said "I told you, I'm not crazy. He visits me ALL the time, I told you he'd will himself to stay by my side, he'd walk over hot coals to do so, or losing his diseased fur suit. There's a ton of other signs, including, being given an opportunity to help a German Shepherd kennel with obedience training classes as a volunteer trainer. Their Shuthund IPO 3 female that they said would be perfect for me during classes I'm training others, her name turned out to be Toska!!! Andthe other girl I can use/ borrow for classes, Anhka like the Egyptian Ankh the symbol of life!!!

River moon
Female
Pit Bull
Effingham, IL
Personality
Timid

She was born by the river, lit by the moon