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Pingry Summer Minis Day Camp

Basking Ridge
Kindergarten
Dates in Jun, Jul, Aug View All
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$400 / week (9:00am – 1:00pm)
$600 / week (9:00am – 3:00pm)

Camp at a Glance

Pingry Summer Minis Day Camp

Pingry Summer Minis Day Camp is a special place where discoveries are made not only on the playing fields, in the classroom, and in the art studios… but in every puddle, shadow, and pile of sand on campus! Our Pingry Summer Minis Day Camp program feeds on the natural wonder of this age group by allowing plenty of time for creative play and guided investigation. Minis specialty activity rotations last 30 minutes to accommodate a preschool attention span, and activities are adapted to meet the interests and abilities of this age group while still encouraging creativity, openness, dedication, and enthusiasm!

Minis receive a leveled swim lesson each day while the pool is available and swim staff can devote their full attention to each child, from a fearful first-time swimmer, to an over-confident little fish. Instructors will work 1:1 with campers until they are comfortable in the water. Swim instructors will also visit Minis during lunch and play times to help build a bond of trust that allows campers to make steady progress in the water. (Even the strongest of minis swimmers will wear a flotation device in order to ensure safety.)

Our Minis Counselors receive special training to work with this age group under the close guidance of the Minis Division Leader. Social and communication skills are the primary focus for Minis: singing encourages little voices to speak up, and new vocabulary from specialty classes is repeated and highlighted throughout the week. Counselors guide Minis to participate in solving playtime problems, like taking turns and sharing. Emergent literacy is supported through daily reading, and natural opportunities to use mathematical skills abound: Minis love to make patterns and count objects as they travel through their day.

Pingry Summer Minis Camp is for kids aged 3+ and are fully potty trained.

Dates

Weeks Times
Jun 20 – 24 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jun 27 – Jul 1 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jul 11 – 15 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jul 18 – 22 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jul 25- 29 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Aug 1 – 5 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Aug 8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

* Before and after care option available

Campers can register for single weeks, or all 7 weeks.

Lunch

Lunch is included.

Transportation

Transportation is available.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Location

Bristol Car Line

What to Wear

  • Play clothes/athletic clothes
  • Sneakers/closed-toed shoes (no laces unless your child can tie them!)
  • socks

What to Pack

Please use a backpack. (Backpacks will stay at camp all week until Friday dismissal.)

  • bathing suits (2)
  • towels (2)
  • sunscreen (sunscreen is categorized as a medication, so if you do not pack and label sunscreen, we will NOT be able to apply any sunscreen to your child.)
  • full change of clothes
  • We have water in the room, so water bottles are not needed.
  • A warm shirt/sweater for the air-conditioned Minis room.
  • PLEASE BE SURE TO LABEL ALL ITEMS WITH CAMPER’S FIRST AND LAST NAME

Optional Items:

  • pair of tall socks
  • bug repellant spray/bracelet
  • Hat/visor

Please DO NOT PACK money, phones, electronics or other valuables, nor outside food as we are trying to protect many campers with severe food allergies. With the exception of sunscreen and bug repellant, no medications should be sent to camp with out pre-approval.  Any pre-approved emergency medications (such as inhalers or epi pens) should be labeled and turned in to staff for safekeeping. Emergency medications will remain with your child’s counselor and follow your child throughout their day.

What to Expect

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