Well-being & Safety
SUMMER 2021 UPDATE: Pingry Summer is proud to be one of the only summer camps in the region who mandates a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend programs on either of our campuses. Each camper will have to submit a saliva sample the week prior to their camp beginning. Saliva test kits are provided by Pingry Summer and are the same kits used during Pingry’s rigorous school year COVID testing protocol. See below for more details on Summer 2021 COVID testing.
In order to attend any camp on either of our campuses, you must participate in our COVID-19 testing protocol in ONE of the following ways during the week BEFORE camp:
- Register for a COVID-19 saliva test, and participate in our weekly testing cycle by dropping off a saliva sample on either Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. See full instructions here.
- Submit proof of a negative independently administered PCR test via Campbrain. To do this, login to your Campbrain account, select “Summer 2021 – COVID VACCINE” and click “Start application” or “Continue application”. Select the camper’s name under “Select people you want to register” and click “Continue”. On the next screen, add the appropriate document that you are uploading to your cart, and click continue to be brought to check out.
- Submit proof of complete vaccination (vaccination must be completed two weeks prior to camp starting) via Campbrain (use instructions above).
- Submit proof of COVID recovery inside of 90 days via Campbrain (use instructions above).
Distribution of Kits
Pingry Summer is fully committed to the safety and well-being of our campers. We are accredited by the American Camp Association, which sets rigorous safety guidelines in terms of facilities, food, transportation, emergency prevention/preparedness/response, and more. For full ACA standards, visit www.acacamps.org.
At Pingry, our dedication to campers’ wellness and safety goes beyond our ACA accreditation standards by maintaining a low counselor-to-camper ratio, regularly practicing safety drills, and implementing efficient communication systems on both campuses. Staff are required to record all injuries and incidents that occur during the camp day and to share a copy with you, either directly or in your camper’s backpack. For non-emergent illnesses and injuries that prevent campers from participating in their scheduled activities, you can expect a prompt call from our office staff to your or your emergency contacts.