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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.

Distribution of Kits
Testing kits will be distributed and collected during two designated windows the week prior to the camp you are attending. You can either pick-up/drop-off your sample on the Wednesday before camp (from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) or the Thursday before camp (from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.).

Click here for details on our 2021 testing protocol and see below for our testing calendar.



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

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.