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Personalizing Spaces with Name Labels at Sleepaway Camp

Ariel Luy


Apr 22, 24

Personalizing Spaces with Name Labels at Sleepaway Camp

As the summer sun begins to warm the air and schools close their doors for the long-awaited vacation, many children eagerly pack their bags to head off to summer camp. Sleepaway camp is a rite of passage—a chance to explore the great outdoors, make new friends, and embark on adventures. After all, there is a reason why so many movies focus on children heading off to sleepaway camp for the first time! However, amidst the excitement and anticipation, there can understandably be nerves, anxiety, and worry for first-time or young campers. But how can you help your young camper feel at home while they are away from home? We’ll talk about how personalizing their bunk area can help tremendously.

The Power of Personalization

Picture this: rows of identical bunks lined up in a cabin, each serving as a temporary home for the next few weeks. Instead of viewing these bunks as unfamiliar and impersonal carbon copies, they could also be considered as an opportunity for personality and customization to come into play and help infuse personality and familiarity into the camp experience.

At first glance, name labels might seem like a small detail, but their impact can go far beyond keeping camper’s items organized and out of the lost and found. By labeling their bedding, storage bins, and personal belongings with a Name Bubbles label with their name and a design that resonates with their interests or personality, campers will transform generic items that many other campers might have into personalized possessions. Suddenly, a simple wooden bunk becomes more than just a place to sleep; it becomes a home away from home—a cozy retreat that reflects its occupant's identity and individuality and is easily customized by their personalized name labels.

Luckily, we create personalized sleepaway camp labels that are suited to all the summer camp labels your little one will need. From stick-on labels that work great for water bottles, food containers, camp gear, and summer gear, our value pack of labels is a definite sleepaway camp essential. 

Fostering a Sense of Belonging

The transition to camp life can be daunting for many campers, especially those away from home for the first time. In a past blog post, we discussed tips for first-time campers to help them feel comfortable and more accommodated in their new summer setting. One of the tips we discussed is the power of personalization. 

Amidst the hustle and bustle of activities and the whirlwind of new faces, having a designated space that feels uniquely theirs can provide a sense of stability and belonging. Name labels serve as visual reminders of ownership, offering reassurance and comfort in an unfamiliar environment.

Moreover, personalizing bunk areas can facilitate connections between campers. Seeing each other's names displayed proudly on their belongings sparks conversations and builds bonds, fostering community within the cabin. It can also help counselors connect with your child faster, giving them a familiar and friendly face at the camp. Name labels are a simple yet effective way to break the ice and forge friendships that can last a lifetime.

Expressing Individuality

Beyond practicality and camaraderie, name labels also offer campers a canvas for self-expression. Whether they choose vibrant colors, quirky designs, or heartfelt messages, each label becomes a reflection of its creator's personality. You can learn more about how name labels help boost self-confidence and individuality in our blog post, The Psychology of Personalized Labels. When you allow your children to help participate in creating their labels, they have the opportunity to share a piece of their personality or many interests in a personalized form. Whether your child is a sports enthusiast or a budding artist, it’s important for campers to showcase their interests and passions through name labels, chosen decorations, and bunk bedding, which transforms their bunk areas into personalized, safe spaces.

Tips for Personalizing our Name Bubbles Labels

Get Creative: 

Encourage your little camper to unleash their creativity when designing their name labels. They can customize their own pack of Camp Labels by choosing from a multitude of playful designs, funky fonts, and creative color palettes. 

Include Fun Elements: 

Encourage campers to add playful touches to their name labels, such as choosing a design featuring their favorite animal (like our Zoo Animals Labels or Woodland Animals Labels) or hobbies (Lacrosse, Ballet, Football—just to name a few). For a label with a ton of personalization options, we recommend our Multicolor Icon Labels, which allow campers to choose even the icon used to decorate their labels. 

Stay Organized: 

While personalization is a key and fun part of the label-making process, our labels also help campers keep their belongings tidy and organized. All our labels are durable, waterproof, and wash-safe, whether in the dishwasher or laundry machine. Remember to let the labels cure for 24 hours before putting them in contact with water. Additionally, take note of where you place our Clothing Labels to provide the best stick-to clothing items, shoes, and summer gear. 


As campers embark on their summer adventures, the simple act of personalizing their bunk areas with name labels can have a profound impact on their camp experience. Beyond mere decoration, our labels serve as symbols of identity, belonging, and self-expression, transforming generic spaces into cozy retreats filled with personality and warmth. So, as campers settle into their cabins and unpack their bags, let them unleash their creativity and make their mark on their home away from home. After all, it's the little touches that turn ordinary moments into cherished memories.

For more tips on sending your child off to summer camp for the first time, read our blog post here.

To avoid forgetting important items, make sure you use our packing checklist, which can be found here.

Ariel Luy

Hey, I'm Ariel and I am the Marketing Manager at Name Bubbles! I’ve gotten the opportunity to create Reels, manage our social media pages, and write blog posts since I’ve joined in 2022. I graduated from Liberty University in 2021 with a Bachelor ...

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