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PINGRY’S BIG BLUE SUMMER:  June 8 – August 14, 2015

Welcome to Big Blue Summer! I’m Cindy McArthur, and I would like to share with you the Big Blue Summer Programs’ Page.  I recently joined Pingry as Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs after having spent over thirteen years creating student and summer camp programs in the surrounding areas. I am excited to take a strong existing foundation of Big Blue Academics and the Mega-V camp with new and expanded offerings for Summer 2015, which will include sports, enrichment, performing arts, travel opportunities and just plain fun.Pingry’s Big Blue Summer strives to create a flexible, fun, and safe experience to meet a range of interests. From the student looking for academic advancement to the day camper hoping to explore a variety of activities. Big Blue Summer has it all! 

Signature Programs & Pingry Partners – best of both worlds
Pingry proudly offers five Signature Programs for the summer of 2015.  Designed and run by Pingry faculty, these programs give campers the opportunity to learn with, and from, the best.

Pingry also offers five additional programs through 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 often for updates and registration information.



Grades K-12
June 15 – August 7
AM and PM options

Check out our Summer 2015 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
June 29 - August 7 9:00 - 12:30

New for 2015, Pingry's Big Blue Summer Day camp is a half day camp with daily activities such as swim lessons, challenge of the day, Hi-tech, sports, arts and crafts & showtime. Campers (ages 3 - 14) are grouped by age and rotate through a fun filled morning throughout our beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities.  All campers receive a nutritious lunch and delicious snack, as well as a camp t-shirt.  Early drop off (starting at 7:30 am) is available.  Combine Big Blue Summer Day camp with an afternoon offering, such as Mega - V, Pingry Hi-Tech or the new Performing Arts camp to make your Big Blue Summer experience a fun filled full day.






Mega-V Camp
Pre – K thru 8th 
June 15 – June 26 9:00  – 3:00
June 29 – August 7 9:00 – 12:30 & 1:00 - 4:30

Mega-V Camp is back!  A huge hit last summer; Mega-V Camp is built for fun.  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 including arts and crafts, multi-sports, challenge of-the-day/week, technology time, camp spirit days, fun and games, and daily swimming lessons.







Pingry Performing Arts Camp (PPAC)
Pre – K thru 9th 
June 29 – August 7  1:00 – 4:30 

Campers will experience the thrill of staging a theatrical production while learning about every aspect of putting together a successful show.  Classes include on-camera, prop making, costume design, acting improvisation, singing, and dancing. In addition, PPAC fosters teamwork and goal setting, as each week of camp culminates in an on-stage performance in front of invited guests and Pingry’s Big Blue Summer campers.







Sports Camps

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 (he just had his 800th win!), Pingry’s Golf Camp (Mini and Junior), Big Blue Community Basketball Camp, and First Class Lacrosse Camp.






Travel Camps
Grade K – 12
August 10 – 14 8:00  – 5:00

Brand new for 2015, 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 offerings and better accommodate each child. This year, Big Blue Summer will host four exciting Partner programs.


Pingry Hi-Tech Program
Grade K – 12
June 29 – August 7
9:00 – 12:30, 1:00 – 4:30 and 9:00 – 4:30

Pingry Hi-Tech are designed to provide students with an advantage computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship skills they can use throughout their life. Programs will include: Programming, Scratch, Alice, Python, Robotics and much more.










International Ivy Program
Ages 5 –16
June 29 – August 14, 2015
Short Hills Campus

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.


Sum It Up Lacrosse
Grades K – 8

Sum It Up for Girls is an outstanding organization that offers lacrosse camps and clinics for boys and girls from kindergarten through grade 8.  The mission of Sum It Up is to encourage teamwork and promote positive self-esteem through the sport of lacrosse. Sum It Up teaches the skills of lacrosse through games and activities that emphasize fun!


Fundamentals Sports Camp
Grades K – 8
Dates – TBD
Basking Ridge Campus

At Fundamentals Sports Camp, children learn the skills and concepts for a variety of games. It is the curriculum “off the field,” however that sets Fundamentals apart from other sports day camps.  Daily classroom lessons engage campers in a variety of topics, including current events in sports, character development, and sportsmanship, accepting others for their strengths and weaknesses, and choosing proper role models. Lessons also reinforce the values of teamwork and commitment, essential elements for success in sports and in life.


Soccer for Life
Grades Pre K – 5
Dates – TBD
Short Hills Campus

Soccer for Life is dedicated to teaching kids the fundamental skills of the game while promoting the values of confidence, character, and selfesteem 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.


Big Blue Summer Programs run from June 8 through August 14, 2015 

Morning Sessions: 9:00 am until 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:00pm, Monday - Friday
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Morning Extended Care sessions begin as early as 7:30 am
Afternoon Extended Care sessions are held until 6:00 pm

Please contact Cindy McArthur, Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs, with any questions or to arrange a customized summer-camp experience for your child.
(908) 647-5555 x 1462  












Short Hills Campus (Lower School)
50 Country Day Drive
Short Hills, NJ 07078
P (973) 379 4550 | F (973) 379 1861
Basking Ridge Campus (Middle & Upper Schools)
131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
P (908) 647 5555 | F (908) 647 3703
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