Signature Programs - Designed and run by Pingry faculty, these programs give campers the opportunity to learn with, and from, the best. Pingry Partners - Pingry Partners bring organizations with their exceptional programming and staffing skills to both the Basking Ridge Campus and the Short Hills Campus. Please read on for more details and visit Pingry.org often for updates and registration information.
Academics in Basking Ridge and Short Hills (click for more details)
June 27th - August 12th
AM and PM options
Check out our Summer 2016 courses for advancement, enrichment, and skill development. Academic programs are held in both morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate your busy schedule and to allow your child to explore a variety of offerings at all age and grade levels.
Big Blue Summer Day Camp in Basking Ridge (click for more details)
June 20th - August 12th
Grades: K- 8th
Three time options: AM - 9:00 - 1:00 PM- 1:00 - 4:30
Full Day- 9:00 - 4:30 Best of the best - for 2016, Pingry's Big Blue Summer Day camp is a full day camp with daily activities such as swim lessons, Mega-V, Hi-tech, Tennis, sports, arts and crafts, & Outdoor Adventures.
Campers are grouped by age and rotate through a fun filled day throughout our beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities. All campers receive a nutritious lunch in the all day or AM option.
Minis Camp in Basking Ridge and Short Hills (click for more information)
June 20th – August 12th - Basking Ridge June 20th - August 5th - Short Hills
Ages: 3 and 4
Three time options: Half Day - 9:00 - 1:00 Full Day - 9:00 - 3:00
Extended Day - 9:00 - 4:30
Minis Camp is back! A huge hit last summer; Minis Camp is big fun for our tiniest campers. With games and activities to capture your child’s imagination, this camp takes an innovative approach to recreation and offers an array of creative games and activities and daily swimming lessons (in Basking Ridge only).
Sports Camps in Basking Ridge and Short Hills (click for more details)
We proudly offer outstanding sport-specific camps throughout the summer. Echoing the Pingry philosophy of athletics, Big Blue Summer Sports Camps provide a competitive athletic environment while instilling the values of responsibility, integrity, self-discipline, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Camps include Miller Bugliari’s Soccer Camp, Pingry’s Golf Camp (Mini and Junior) and First Class Lacrosse Camp and back by popular demand Pingry's Basketball Camp.
Travel Camps in Basking Ridge and Short Hills (click for more details)
Short Hills - June 13th - 17th
Basking Ridge - August 15th - 26th
Ages: 5 - 18
Back by popular demand for 2016, this camp offers a range of off-campus adventures to finish the summer. With Pingry counselors to guide you, broaden your experience with trips to Broadway shows, museums, the beach, baseball games, and amusement parks. Campers can register for the day or for the week.
Partnering with organizations that offer exceptional programs and staffing enables Pingry to expand its summer programs and better accommodate each child. This year, Big Blue Summer will host seven exciting Partner programs:
Pingry Hi-Tech Camp powered by ZATNA in Basking Ridge and Short Hills (click for more details)
June 27th - August 12th
Three time options:
Full Day: 9:00 - 4:30
AM: 9:00 - 1:00
PM: 1:00 - 4:30
Pingry Hi-Tech Camps are designed to provide students with advantage in computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship skills they can use throughout their life. Computer science programs include: Tickle, Scratch, Snap, Game Salad, Touch Develop, Alice, App Inventor, Game Maker, Unity, Python, Java and C#. Engineering programs include: Lego WEDO 2.0, Lego Mindstorms EV3 and TETRIX. We also have various maker and coding half-day programs.
Join Broadway Musical Director Joe Elefante and a staff of top-notch theater professionals for an amazing summer of musical theater training and performance! This wildly-popular summer performing arts camp is now being held at the spacious, state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal facilities at Pingry's beautiful Basking Ridge campus!
Returning campers: get ready for another amazing summer. New campers: you won't believe how much fun you're going to have singing, dancing, acting, and making friends and lifelong memories! This year's camp theme is "Broadway Showstoppers". The theme will provide our campers with wonderful musical numbers to perform as they learn about top Broadway musicals from the golden age of musical theater to today!
GRADE: K-12 TIME: 9:00-3:00 (Session 1: 6/27-7/8*; Session 2: 7/11-7/22; Session 3: 7/25-8/5) PRICE: $700 per Session *Price for Session 1 is $630, as there is no camp on Independence Day)
Pulse Premier Sports Camps in Basking Ridge (click for more details)
June 13th - August 26th
Ages 5 - 18
Pulse Premier Sports Camps deliver best-in-class sports education dedicated to young athletes of all skill levels at the finest facilities in the nation. In partnership with the US Sports Institute, aspiring athletes of all skill levels will excel in this range of action-packed programs taught by highly-qualified coaches. Sports Include: Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, Tennis and Multi Sports All programs include lunch and daily swim. See their website for full details, special offers and to register: http://www.pulsecamps.com/
International Ivy Program in Short Hills
June 27th - August 14th
Ages: 5 - 14
Full-day and Half-day available
The International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program offers classes in robotics, video game design, computer programming, arts, humanities, science, business, brain training, magic, and sports. The spirit of International Ivy embraces learning, exploration, and fun.
There are over 60 classes to select from. New classes in 2016 include: Digital Fashion Design, 3D Art Projects - Graphic Arts and Print-Making, 3D Printing, Improvisation Workshop, Stage Combat, Engineering and Programming with Arduino, Computer Programming with Arduino, Computer Programming with Python, Pre-Architecture, Pre-Law, Chemical Engineering: Polymers & Bioplastics, Fantasy Sport Math, Stranded on Algebra Island http://www.iisummer.com
Sum It Up Lacrosse in Short Hills
June 27th - July 1st
Ages: 5 - 13
Sum It Up Lacrosse is the perfect setting for beginners and intermediate K-8th grade girls and boys. We always cover the same basic lacrosse skills-- catching, throwing, cradling, shooting, dodging, defensive footwork, and positioning-- but we shake things up by introducing different drills and games. After so many years of running lacrosse programs, we have many options for covering the concepts in fun and creative ways. Since players are generally divided up by age and, if appropriate, by ability, the coaches try to introduce more advanced skills and concepts if they think their group is up for the challenge. At Sum It up, we offer more than just lacrosse in a typical day. Activities like arts & crafts, sprinkler time, meditation, and talent shows spice up the day. Traditions like Player of the Day, the Soap Box Derby, and the Cheer Competition help ensure that the girls have a wonderful time and continue to stay excited about lacrosse after a full day in the sun. http://sumituplacrosse.com/
Soccer for Life in Short Hills
August - TBD
Ages: 5 - 11
Soccer for Life is dedicated to teaching kids the fundamental skills of the game while promoting the values of confidence, character, and self esteem that will serve them for a lifetime. With a core belief that soccer comprises both fun and fundamentals, Soccer for Life coaches emphasize the virtues of team play while providing each player with an individual program to maximize his or her skill set. Players learn technique, positional play, and the importance of preparation.
Mendham Tennis Club in Basking Ridge
June 13th - August 12th
HALF DAY CAMP- 9:00 - 1:00
This program is designed for players at the beginning to intermediate level of play. The focus will be on: - Skill building of the basic strokes, using a variety of games that make practice fun - Preparation for match play through point-situated drills - Improvement in stroke consistency and rallying ability - Match play in singles and doubles.
INCLUDES: Lunch and Daily Swim
FULL DAY CAMP 9:00 - 3:00
The additional afternoon hours will provide opportunity for players to learn the fundamentals of match play, court positioning and basic strategies for successful singles and doubles play. This camp includes lunch, free swim time and 2 bonus hours of court time.
The Handwork Studio at the Basking Ridge and Short Hills Campus
Weeks of: July 11th, 18th, and 25th in Short Hills
Weeks of: August 1st, 8th, and 15th in Basking Ridge
Time: 9:00 - 3:00 Handwork Day Camp (Age 5 - 12) - Let your creativity run wild! Imagine your child spending her day in the care of warm and loving counselors knitting, crocheting, hand and machine seeing the day away making the most adorable creations Fashion and Machine Sewing Campers (Age 9 - 14) - Whether you have budding fashionista with her own sense of style and design or a crafty kid who craves making a one-of-a-kind panda unicorn, then our camp may be just the thing. Our patient, fun-loving counselors understand your child wants control over her choices. Glamorize Your Doll (Ages 7 - 12) - Get set for some serious sewing fun! This program is designed for campers that have always had the desire to create trendy clothes and accessories for their very own 18' Doll.