Big Blue Summer
New in 2020!
We’re very excited to announce that many of Big Blue Summer’s academic courses will be run remotely by our experienced and enthusiastic Pingry faculty and adjunct teachers.
Additionally, in lieu of an in-person BBS Day Camp, we’ve worked really hard to develop an innovative BBS Camp in a Box experience, delivered right to your doorstep! Each weekly BBS Camp in a Box carries a unique theme (first up… superhero week!), comes packed with fun and educational activities, and is highly interactive, including daily online meet-ups with counselors and peers, group games, special guest events, and more!
We’re also extremely proud to partner with organizations who have proactively put together a variety of online content and at-home kits to keep kids engaged and smiling.
Despite the unfamiliarity and uncertainty that 2020 has presented, our mission for summer hasn’t changed one bit: Big Blue Summer is 100% dedicated to delivering the most fun, memorable, and convenient experience for all of our families.
We hope you join us on this unprecedented journey and we look forward to a safe and amazing summer 2020!
BBS Camp-in-a-Box is our innovative new at-home experience that consists of games, activities, and crafts that will help campers develop their summer Honor C.O.D.E. competencies: Curiosity, Openness, Dedication, and Enthusiasm! We’re also proud of the educational component that comes in the form of the very same teachers who lead rotations in our normal BBS Day Camp, such as Ms. Eileen, “Nature” Rachel, and “Musical” Ms. Dana. Campers will have three online meetings or events each day of the week, with a special guest visitor every Wednesday. Campers are encouraged to follow along and attend all meetings, but we understand how difficult it is to hold a schedule, so we include instructions to all activities in case families want to go at their own pace. There are six weeks of BBS Camp-in-a-Box and each week carries a different theme. You can sign up for as many as you’d like! Click here to browse all of our exciting BBS Camp-in-a-Box themes!
Hummingbird Robotics Kit
In a partnership with BirdBrain Technologies, we’re excited to offer Hummingbird Robotics Camp, which comes with all the components necessary for beginners and advanced robotics enthusiasts to solve engineering problems and create robots out of household items! Campers will learn the basics of programming and how the Hummingbird works. Together we will explore its various functionality and build simple robots and then create unique robots only bounded by their imagination.
Reading Booster (rising grades 2-3)
This new addition to our virtual academic catalog will have students exploring fiction and nonfiction texts to strengthen their reading skills, fluency, and comprehension.
BBS STEAM Camp (rising grades 1-3)
Using a picture book as a mentor text, our young engineers will follow the design thinking process to find solutions. Students will share their daily progress with their instructor and peers, and will be encouraged to think creatively!