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

Summer 2020

Dear BBS Families –

It’s been a long spring and we hope you are all meeting these challenging times with hope and positivity. Although we’re sad that we won’t be able to see you on either of our campuses in June, it’s never been more important — and our team has never been more inspired — to keep the spirit of summer alive!

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, 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!

The BBS Team

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,
Coordinator,
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 campstaff@pingry.org 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.