Big Blue Summer Basking Ridge



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.

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Challenge Island

Challenge Island is a one of a kind enrichment program on the cutting edge of STEAM education and 21st Century Learning. Our goal is to create collaborative learning experiences using highly engaging curriculum that simultaneously addresses the needs of both the creative, playful child of today and the globally successful adult of the future.

Our STEAM based Challenge Island Camps are the perfect destination for your child during summer vacation!

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Diplomat Chess

Learn and play the game of kings while simultaneously cultivating critical thinking and social development skills. Students will be exposed to all facets of the game including learning the rules, endgames, tactics, strategy, openings, review of master games, and chess history. Participants will also learn how to record chess notation, have opportunities to play fellow campers, and then analyze those games with a coach to identify errors and missed opportunities.


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 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, including Miller Bugliari’s ’52 Soccer Camp; Pingry Pride Basketball Camp, coached by Varsity Basketball coach Jason Murdock; First Class Lacrosse Camp coached by New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee and Head Coach of Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse, Mike Webster; and our evening College Athlete Preparatory Course for athletes who have committed to continuing their drive toward excellence and honor at the collegiate level. Camp details vary by program.


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.


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.

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elefante Summer Music Theater

Elefante Summer Musical Theater Camp offers campers training in singing, dancing, and acting, expertly taught by top industry professionals. This super-popular camp is for students entering grades K-12. Elefante Musical Theater campers include all skill levels, from beginners to Broadway performers! Camp is held in the beautiful, spacious, state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal facilities at Pingry's Basking Ridge campus. Choose one, two, or three different two-week sessions. Each session culminates in a thrilling original performance on Friday evening in the Hauser Auditorium, supported by a live band.


handwork studio

The Handwork Studio's summer camp is a unique, creative, fun and educational way for your child to learn the traditions of needle arts and machine sewing. Our philosophy is one that focuses on the individual growth and ability of each student.

Amanda sobhy camp

nicol champions academy

NCA runs capacity summer camps at Amherst College, year-round training at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, and the Nicol Squash Club in Rhode Island featuring outstanding professional players and coaches. NCA is delighted to run a camp featuring Amanda Sobhy for the first time at the Pingry School!



US Sports Camps is now the largest operator of sports camps in the world. In 2017, USSC operated over 600 camps in 20 different sports attended by approximately 88,000 campers!


pulse sports

Pulse Premier Sports Camps partners with the U.S. Sports Institute to deliver best-in-class sports education dedicated to teaching young athletes of all skill levels a range of action-packed sports. All programs include lunch and daily swim.


Red Bull Soccer Camps

The soccer skills camp focuses on the introduction and mastery of skill in a fun learning environment.

Yankees baseball camp

yankees baseball camp

Yankees Baseball Camps is the summer camp experience young baseball fans dream about. We provide young Yankees fans with an opportunity to get closer to their favorite team, while providing unrivaled on-field instruction and curriculum.



Code, build, and solve with the Zatna Summer Camps. Camps in high-tech disciplines such as robotics, coding, and engineering are available at the Basking Ridge campus for students K-12, or kick off your summer with a K-5 Zatna experience at our Short Hills Campus in June.