The Big Blue Summer Signature Programs
match the reputation of The Pingry School’s commitment to academic excellence,
individual growth, and top notch athletics.
Pingry Summer academics
Pingry Summer Academics - As a K-12 school, Pingry has the expertise to support learners at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Pingry Summer Academics offers a variety of core classes, competitive edge workshops, and academic enrichment programs to keep campers’ minds sharp for September. Courses range from one to six weeks in length, with both morning and afternoon options. Campers are welcome to add a half-day day camp or sports option to create a full-day schedule of summer fun and learning.
big blue summer Day Camp
A traditional day camp on the Basking Ridge campus for students entering grades K-8 in the fall. Campers at BBSDC explore a variety of age-appropriate activities as they work to develop their Big Blue Summer Honor C.O.D.E. competencies: Counselors encourage campers to be Curious, Open, Dedicated, and Enthusiastic as they create in our art studios, compete on our athletic fields, explore our nature trails, and work together on STEAM challenges. A leveled swim lesson is scheduled each morning in our indoor pool, and afternoons offer time for campers in grades 1-8 opportunities to more deeply explore an area of interest, and special activities and challenges each week. Lunch, with hot and cold options, is included for morning and full-day campers, and snack is included in all options.
big blue Summer minis Camp
Big day camp fun for our smallest Big Blue campers! Pingry Big Blue Summer Minis Camp is the perfect introduction to day camp for children aged 3-5 who will be attending preschool in the fall. Minis campers begin to explore the big ideals in our Big Blue Summer Honor C.O.D.E. through fun summer activities designed and led by a professional preschool director. Curiosity, openness, dedication and enthusiasm are encouraged during arts & crafts, music, story time, dramatic play, puppet play, sensory activities, manipulative play, water play and daily morning swim lessons in our indoor pool. Pingry Big Blue Summer Minis Camp is the perfect program to keep your preschooler learning and exploring all summer long. Snacks and a family-style Minis lunch are included. Please note that all campers must be fully toilet-trained before they may attend Pingry Big Blue Summer programs.
pingry sports camps
Pingry Sports Camps echo the philosophy of Big Blue athletics with a range of sports-specific camps offered to campers entering grades K-12 and beyond. This summer’s offerings include Miller Bugliari’s ’52 Soccer Camp, and Pingry Lacrosse Camp coached by New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee and Head Coach of Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse, Mike Webster. Younger athletes can join our golf and basketball camps on the Short Hills campus.
pingry travel camp
Finish out your summer with an off-campus adventure! Pingry Big Blue Summer counselors accompany campers aged 6 - 14 on these fun excursions with summer friends. This summer’s planned trips include the Bronx Zoo, Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Frozen the Musical on Broadway, Six Flags Great Adventure, and Dutch Springs Aqua Park. Daily or weekly registration is available. Drop-off, pick-up, and packing instructions vary by trip.
Pingry Performing Arts Camp
In just five days, campers will learn their parts, working with specialists on acting, singing, and dancing to create and perform a well developed and memorable performance.
Pingry SQUASH Camp
Pingry Squash Camp provides weekly summer squash camps to junior players both in and outside the Pingry school community. Our camps provide a fun, training environment for all junior players to improve their game. Whether you are a beginner looking to work on the basic components of your game or an elite, tournament player training for gold or JCT events; you will receive customized squash coaching. Our experienced coaches emphasize a culture of fun and sportsmanship along with hard work. We are committed to developing our players games and characters both on and off the court.