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February 8   11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
March 29   11:00 am - 2:00 pm
May 3   11:00 - 2:00

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

AM Day Camp: Daily 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
LUNCH: Daily 12:30 – 1:00pm
PM Camps: Daily 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Extended Care

Before Care -  drop off as early as 7:30 am

After Care -  pick up until 6:00 pm

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 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.  

Early drop off (starting at 7:30 am) and late pick-up (ending at 6:00 pm) is available
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Big Blue Summer Day Camp
June 29 - August 7 9:00 - 1:00

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 & nature walks. Campers 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. 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.

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 Early drop off (starting at 7:30 am) is available.



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

Early drop off (starting at 7:30 am) and late pick-up (ending at 6:00 pm) is available

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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.

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Late pick-up (ending at 6:00 pm) is available








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.

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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.
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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
See our list of camps here
Basking Ridge Campus

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

Early drop off (starting at 7:30 am) and late pick-up (ending at 6:00 pm) is available


*New in 2015*
The US Sports Institute is the nation’s number 1 name for sports camps and have been providing sports programs to local communities throughout NJ for over 10 years.
This summer the US Sports Institute will offer their premium program range at the Pingry school:

  • Pulse Premier Soccer Camp
  • Pulse Premier Basketball Camp
  • Pulse Premier Multi-Sports Camps

  More information coming soon!

International Ivy Program
Ages 5 –14
June 29 – August 14, 2015
Weekly Sessions, Full-day and Half-day available
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.
There are over 50 classes to select from.  New classes include (1) Java Programming - An Introduction, (2) Java Programming - Minecraft Mods, (3) Civil Engineering - Bridges and Earthquake-Resistant Buildings, (4) Biomedical Engineering - Designing Knee Braces, (5)The Engineering of Ice Cream, (6) Anatomy and Surgical Techniques, (7) Musical Revue - Let's Put On a Show, (8) Culinary Arts - Foods Around the World / Pasta-Making, (9) Camp Newspaper and Media Management, (10) Public Speaking and Youth Leadership, (11) Language Arts Boot Camp, (12) Vocabulary Builder and (13) Construction Kids - Vehicles.



Sum It Up Lacrosse
Grades K – 8
June 22 - June 26    9:00 - 3:00
July 6 - July 10         9:00 - 3:00
Basking Ridge Campus

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. 

Early drop off (starting at 7:30 am) and late pick-up (ending at 6:00 pm) is available
Fundamentals Sports Camp
Grades K – 8
June 22 - June 26
July 27 - July 31    9:00 - 4:30
August 3 - August 9:00 - 4:30

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.

Early drop off (starting at 7:30 am) and late pick-up (ending at 6:00 pm) is available

Soccer for Life
Grades Pre K – 5
June 8 - June 11 (Rain Date - June 12)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Short Hills Campus

August - TBD

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.



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 1642  












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Short Hills, NJ 07078
P (973) 379 4550 | F (973) 379 1861
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131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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