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Counselor Openings

If you’re patient, energetic, and love working with kids then we want you on our team! Counselors are the core of our summer workforce – this is your opportunity to really get to know campers and guide them through their summer. It’s a great way to put your leadership skills to the test, and so rewarding to watch your campers grow each day. We select candidates from Pingry and the surrounding community to fill these positions each summer. We currently seek qualified staff with demonstrated experience mentoring children and a passion for camp to join our 2020 summer team. Counselors are hired on a weekly basis. A minimum commitment of 4 weeks is expected.

Eligibility: At least 16 years old by start of employment

Commitment: At least 4 full weeks (consecutive or non-consecutive) is preferred; Candidates with August availability may be hired for shorter terms.

Work Hours: 8:30am – 2:30pm, Monday – Friday

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30am – Staff Meeting
  • 8:45am – Camper Arrival
  • 9:00am – Activities Begin
  • 15 minute break during swim rotation
  • Eat lunch with your campers – lunch is provided!
  • 1:00pm – Camper Dismissal
  • 1:15pm – Staff Break
  • 1:30pm – Afternoon Training
  • 2:30pm – Staff Dismissed
  • Extended work day responsibilities may be available.

Training: All counselors are expected to hold valid First Aid certification. Pingry will offer a certification class in the late spring or early summer. Additionally, all counselors are required to complete online training and on-campus training prior to beginning employment. Training dates TBA.

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