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Welcome to Pingry’s Big Blue Summer programs.

My name is Cindy McArthur and I am the director of the summer programs at the Pingry School. Our goal for the summer program is to ensure a wonderful experience for your children beyond the traditional school year. Pingry prides itself on providing an outstanding education for its community and our summer programs are no exception.

Our summer programs are open to Pingry students as well as all students from surrounding communities.

Pingry Signature Programs

Designed and operated by Pingry faculty and staff, these programs give campers the opportunity to experience a taste of the Pingry school year in a summer setting.

Summer Academics -divided into three separate groups to meet the needs of upper elementary, middle, and high school students, offers core classes, competitive edge workshops, test preparation work, and enrichment programs. All courses range from one to six weeks with both morning and afternoon options so campers can tack on a day camp or sports camp if they wish.

Pingry Big Blue Summer- Day camp for ages 5-15
Our 2017 focus is C.O.D.E. be Curious, Open, Dedicated, Enthusiastic. Activities include: daily swim lessons, STEAM rotation, Art rotation, Sports Rotation, and Outdoor Education.

Big Blue Minis- offers big fun for our tiniest campers in Basking Ridge. Pingry’s Big Blue Minis camp is the perfect introduction to camp for boys and girls who will be attending Preschool in the fall . Age appropriate activities in line with our exciting 2018 Big Blue Summer focus : C.O.D.E. be Curious, Open, Dedicated, Enthusiastic. Activities include circle time, arts & crafts, music, story time, dramatic play, puppet play, sensory activities, manipulative play, water play and swim lessons.

Pingry Sports Camps-echo the philosophy of Big Blue athletics with a range of sports-specific camps, including Miller Bugliari’s ’52 soccer camp, golf (mini and junior), Pingry Pride basketball camp coached by Varsity Basketball coach Jason Murdock, and First Class Lacrosse Camp, coached by New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee and Head Coach of Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse, Mike Webster.

Pingry Hi-Tech Camps- are designed to provide students with advantage in computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship skills they can use throughout their life. Our curriculum is developed with highest standards and always at the bleeding edge of Computer Science education. 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.

Pingry Travel Camp- offers a range of off-campus adventures, led by Pingry counselors, such as :Broadway shows, a day at the beach, baseball games, and amusement parks. Daily or weekly registration available.

Minis Travel Camp- provides equally exciting off-campus adventures—like Turtleback Zoo and the Crayola Factory—for our preschool-age campers. Daily or weekly registration available.

Add-ons and Features- before and after care, transportation, and weekly lunch are offered. Our campers can arrive as early as 7:30am and stay as late as 6:00pm.

Short Hills Pingry Basketball, Short Hills Pingry Golf, Pingry Academic Camp, and Elefante Camp do not include lunch in the camp fees. Families can pre-register for a weekly hot lunch.

Pingry Partners

Our Big Blue summer partners offer exceptional programming and staffing skills, further enhancing the summer experiences of young campers on both the Basking Ridge and Short Hills campuses.

Elefante Summer Music Theater- offers campers three different two-week sessions that culminate in a Friday evening performance in the Hauser Auditorium supported by a live band.

Handworks 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.

International Ivy- The International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program at the Short Hills Campus is dedicated to providing fun and intellectually-stimulating experiences to fuel young people's interest and creativity. There are over sixty classes to choose from in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. At International Ivy, we are open to all students and thrive on their joy and laughter.

Mega V Day Camp- is hosted on Pingry’s beautiful 45-acre Short Hills campus. Featuring Pingry’s newly renovated air conditioned building and highly shaded outdoor grounds, the site is perfect for the wildly popular day camp. Established in 1991, MEGA V has always been more than a day camp…it embodies a philosophy that children need the summertime to engage in a variety of exciting experiences which focus on Fun, Play, Fitness, Imagination, Creativity and Enrichment.

Pingry Hi-Tech- offered by the tech camp specialists, Zatna. Code, build, and solve with the Zatna Summer Camps. Camps available for students K-8 at the Basking Ridge campus. Also, kick off your summer with a 3-5 Zatna experience at our Short Hills Campus in June.


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.

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

Sum It Up Lacrosse- at Short Hills offers more than just lacrosse: arts & crafts, sprinkler time, meditation, and talent shows augment the sports training.

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.

Other Camps hosted by Pingry

Blue Star Lacrosse- Blue Star Lacrosse Camps are designed to be fun for everyone involved (that includes counselors too!) We strive to create an environment that cultivates a player's passion for the game - we have found over 25+ years of camps that passion and attitude are the biggest future drivers of success!

USA Sport Group Soccer Camp-United Soccer Academy provides the ideal camp experience for any individual or team. Girls and boys, beginner to advanced, USA has all of your soccer camp needs covered.

Camp Offerings by Week

6/11/2018 - 6/15/2018

Basking Ridge:

Pingry Squash Academy

Pingry Boys Soccer Clinic ( Friday one day clinic)

Pingry Tennis - Minis

Short Hills:

Pingry Golf

Pingry High Tech

6/18/2018 - 6/22/2018

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Minis

Pingry Squash Camp 6th+

Pingry Soccer Camp

Pingry Tennis Academy - Middle School

Pingry Tennis Academy - High School

Handwork Studios

Short Hills:

Boost

Stepping Stones

Pingry Golf

Pingry Basketball

Pingry High Tech

6/25/17 - 6/29/18

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Minis

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash 6th grade+

Pingry Field Hockey Camp - Middle School

Pingry Tennis Academy - Middle School

Pingry Tennis Academy - High School

First Class Lacrosse Camp

Elefante Session 1 - 6/225/18 - 7/6/18

Short Hills:

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

7/2/2018- 7/6/2018 ( NO CAMP 7/4)

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash 6th grade +

Elefante - Session 1 ( week 2)

Short Hills:

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

7/9/18 - 7/13/18

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Minis

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Elefante Session 2 ( 7/9/2018-7/20/2018)

Short Hills:

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

7/16/2018-7/20/2018

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Minis

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Elefante Session 2 ( week 2)

Blue Star Lacrosse

Short Hills:

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

7/23/2018 - 7/27/2018

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

BigBlue Summer Minis

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash 6th grade +

First Class Lacrosse

Yankee Baseball Camp

Elefante Session 3 ( 7/23/2018 - 8/3 /2018)

Short Hills:

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

7/30/2018 - 8/3/2018

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Minis

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash 6th grade +

Elefante Session 3 ( week 2)

Short Hills:

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

8/6/2018 - 8/10/2018

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Minis

Big Blue Summer Performing Arts Camp

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash Academy

Pingry Tennis Academy - Middle School

Pingry Tennis Academy - High School

Short Hills:

International Ivy

8/13/2018- 8/17/2018

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Travel Camp

The Handwork Studio

Short Hills:

International Ivy

8/20/2018 - 8/24/2018

Basking Ridge

Big Blue Travel Camp

The Handwork Studios

Registration Opens 1/8/18

Meet the Director

Cindy McArthur

Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs

Cindy is a magna cum laude graduate from Elon University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater. She has an extensive background with non-profit organizations, children’s programs, summer camps, and performing which brings a new level of expertise to this position at The Pingry School. She has a passion for children and young adults that is unparalleled.

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