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Wellness & Safety

Pingry’s Big Blue Summer is fully committed to the wellness and safety of our campers. We are accredited by the American Camp Association, which sets rigorous safety guidelines in terms of facilities, food, transportation, emergency prevention/preparedness/response, and more. For full ACA standards, visit

At Pingry, our dedication to campers’ wellness and safety goes beyond our ACA accreditation standards by maintaining a low counselor-to-camper ratio, regularly practicing safety drills, and implementing efficient communication systems on both campuses. Staff are required to record all injuries and incidents that occur during the camp day and to share a copy with you, either directly or in your camper’s backpack. For non-emergent illnesses and injuries that prevent campers from participating in their scheduled activities, you can expect a prompt call from our office staff to your or your emergency contacts.