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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. Whether in the classroom, the playing fields, the stages, or the pool, the goal of the Big Blue Summer program is to cultivate each child’s individuality and encourage him or her to be inspired every day. Our summer programs are open to Pingry students as well as all students from surrounding communities.

Open House - April 2, 2017

11am - 2pm Basking Ridge Campus


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.

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer

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.

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer

Big Blue Minis- offers big fun for our tiniest campers in Basking Ridge and Short Hills (ages 3 to 5). 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 2017 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 (Basking Ridge Campus only).

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer

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.

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer

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.

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer

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. Bus transportation options are available from Madison, New Providence, Short Hills, and Basking Ridge.

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.

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer


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.

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer

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.

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer

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.

Register at https://iisummer.campbrainregistration.com/

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.

Register at www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer

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.

Register at http://www.pulsecamps.com/locations/pingry-school

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

Register at www.soccerforlife.com

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

Register at http://sumituplacrosse.com/camps-clinics/

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!

Register at https://bluestarlacrosse.sportngin.com/register/form/467265436

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.

Register at United Soccer Academy Winter, Spring and Summer Camps and Programs

Camp Offerings by Week

6/12/2017 - 6/16/2017

Basking Ridge:

Pingry Squash Academy

Pulse Sports- Multisport

Pingry Boys Soccer Clinic ( One Day

Short Hills:

Pingry Golf

Pingry High Tech

6/19/2017-6/23/2017

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Pingry Squash Academy

Pingry Soccer Camp

Pulse- Sports Multisport

Handwork Studios

Short Hills:

Boost

Stepping Stones

Pingry Golf

Pingry Basketball

Pingry High Tech

6/26/2017-6/30/2017

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash

Pingry Pride Basketball

Pulse Sports- Multisports

Pulse Sports - Lacrosse

Elefante Session 1 - 6/26/2017-7/7/2017

Short Hills:

Short Hills Big Blue Summer Mini's

Mega V Camp

International Ivy

7/3/2017- 7/7/2017 ( NO CAMP 7/4)

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash

First Class Lacrosse

Pulse Sports - Baseball

Pulse Sports- Basketball

Pulse Sports -Multisport

Pulse Sports - Soccer

Elefante - Session 1 ( week 2)

Short Hills:

Short Hills Big Blue Summer Mini's

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

Sum It Up

7/10/2017-7/14/2017

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash

Pulse Sports- Baseball

Pulse Sports- Basketball

Pulse Sports- Multisport

Pulse Sports- Soccer

Blue Star Lacrosse

Elefante Session 2 ( 7/10/2017-7/21/2017)

Short Hills:

Short Hills Big Blue Summer Mini's

Handwork Studios

International Ivy

Mega V Camp


7/17/2017-7/21/2017

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash

Pulse Sports- Softball

Pulse Sports - Lacrosse

Pulse Sports- Multisports

Pulse Sports- Soccer

Pulse Sports - Volleyball

Elefante Session 2 ( week 2)

Short Hills:

Short Hills Big Blue Summer Mini's

Handwork Studios

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

7/24/2017-7/28/2017

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

BigBlue Summer Mini's

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash

First Class Lacrosse

Pulse Sports- Multisports

Pulse Sports- Soccer

Pulse Sports- Softball

Pulse Sports- Volleyball

Elefante Session 3 ( 7/24/2017 - 8/4/2017)

Short Hills:

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Handwork Studios

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

USA Soccer


7/31/2017-8/4/2017

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Pingry Academics

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash

Pulse Sports -Field Hockey

Pulse Sports- Multisports

Pulse Sports- Soccer

Yankees Baseball Camp

Handwork Studios

Elefante Session 3 ( week 2)

Short Hills:

Short Hills Big Blue Summer Mini's

International Ivy

Mega V Camp

Sum it Up


8/7/2017 -8/11/2017

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Summer Camp

Big Blue Summer Mini's

Big Blue Summer Performing Arts Camp

Pingry High Tech

Pingry Squash

Pulse Sports- Basketball

Pulse Sports -Field Hockey

Pulse Sports- Lacrosse

Pulse Sports- Multisport

Handwork Studios

Short Hills:

International Ivy

8/14/2017- 8/18/2017

Basking Ridge:

Big Blue Travel Camp

Pulse Sports - Multisports

Handwork Studio

Short Hills:

International Ivy

USA Soccer


8/21/2017-8/25/2017

Basking Ridge

Big Blue Travel Camp

Pulse Sports- Multisports

Handwork Studios

Short Hills:

Handwork Studios

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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