My favorite camps

Mega V Day Camp

Mega V Day Camp is returning this summer to Pingry’s beautiful 28-acre Short Hills campus. Featuring Pingry’s newly renovated air-conditioned building and highly shaded outdoor grounds, the site is perfect for the wildly popular day camp.

Established in 1991, Mega V has always been more than a day camp…it embodies a philosophy that children need the summertime to engage in a variety of exciting experiences which focus on Fun, Play, Fitness, Imagination, Creativity and Enrichment.

Gerry Vanasse, founder and creator of the MEGA concept (Maximizing Enrichment through Games and Activities), brings over 30 years of summer camp directorship and education experience to the program. Mega V Camp captures the imagination with innovative activities that are built for fun, all against a backdrop of cognitive and non-cognitive learning. From large field games like Alien Invasion and Mission ImpossiBall, to the Mega V Ball league, game and art rooms, Wii dance floor, and outdoor water fun, the program integrates activities into a weekly theme. Weekly group challenges foster teamwork and cooperation.

Special guests are chosen to enhance the “theme of the week” and to remind our campers to “Think Big” and to be their best honorable selves.