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Join the Pingry Summer Staff

Pingry Big Blue Summer is always looking for young leaders and role models who are positive, hard-working, and LOVE TO HAVE FUN!

Why Work at Big Blue Summer?

Working with the Big Blue Summer team means living by Pingry’s Honor Code and taking pride in being part of NJ’s premier summer camp experience. You’ll be an important ambassador for our summer programs and gain invaluable experience interacting with kids, parents, and professionals from the area’s surrounding communities. The BBS team recognizes growth opportunities and welcomes back staff to participate in programs and events throughout the year on an as-needed basis.

For students, a summer camp position is a perfect opportunity to develop skills you’ll need your entire working life, from leadership and problem-solving to communicating with supervisors and clients. Pingry Big Blue Summer is always looking for young leaders and role models who are positive, hard-working, and LOVE TO HAVE FUN! Big Blue Summer is committed to supporting our campers as they graduate from our programs into young adult roles. To that end, we have built a progression of programs for teens that prepares them to successfully take on adult roles at camp. While newcomers are welcome to apply at any stage of this progression, priority is generally given to applicants who have successfully completed previous stages.

Program Titles Eligibility Program Description How to Join
LIT Camp Camper rising grade 7 & 8 At the Leader-in-Training level, campers experience a more open-ended curriculum that challenges them to use communication and planning skills. LITs begin to buddy with our youngest campers for short activities and assess their interest in future employment. Register for camp!
CIT Volunteer CIT rising grade 9 or 10 Counselors-in-Training spend approximately half of each day in leadership training activities, and half of their day shadowing camper groups. They are encouraged to reflect and ask questions throughout this four-week experience. Complete a Counselor-in-Training application
Camp Intern Intern/
Junior Lifeguard
rising grade 10, 11, or 12 Interns work with a Specialist, in an Office, or on the Aquatics team, and are encouraged to rotate through a variety of assignments. They assist in executing plans and running activities with consistent oversight from Leadership staff. Complete a Staff application
Camp Staff Counselor/
Swim Instructor
at least 16 years old Counselors and Swim Instructors are expected to manage groups of campers with only intermittent oversight. While support is always available, they are expected to handle standard challenges independently within their teams. Complete a Staff application
Camp Leadership Team Specialist,
Division Head,
Director, etc.
high school diploma These experienced employees are expected to perform their job functions with little oversight, while also providing support and guidance to more junior employees. These roles require specialized knowledge and the ability to plan, communicate, and manage others. Complete a Staff application

For experienced educators and camp professionals, Big Blue Summer Programs afford you the opportunity to follow your passion – teach a course that doesn’t fit into your school-year curriculum, add an experiential learning element, or try working with a new age group! We’re always on the lookout for seasoned educators interested in taking on an administrative or leadership role. Opportunities range from supervising junior staff, to writing curriculum, managing events and activities, or coordinating campers and communicating with families from our Camp Office. Let us know how you can add to the Big Blue Summer experience!

It is The Pingry School’s employment policy that individuals will receive equal opportunity in all matters pertaining to recruitment, employment, salary, promotion and assignment, regardless of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, or other basis proscribed by federal, state, and local law. Decisions regarding employment and promotion will be based upon valid job-related factors.

After reviewing the information provided here, please feel free to use the Live Chat feature or email with further questions. Hiring for summer 2020 will begin in January for new employees, and November for returning staff. CIT selection will occur separately from staff hiring this year.