The New York Times called Jill an “expert” for summer. That’s because she takes the time to understand the personality and needs of each individual family and child – and tailors her recommendations accordingly. Her objective guidance helps you find the solution that’s just right.
A professional summer planner, youth expert and parent consultant for 20 years, Jill has researched over two-thousand camps and programs, helping families worldwide plan the “right” summer. Her unique Everything Summer® evaluation process is focused on safety, well-being, family values, and “personality fit” between kids and camps. She visits camps in season and with her team, personally interviews Directors throughout the year to understand each program’s profile, culture, and priorities – enabling her to give first-hand insights to her client families.
Prior to summer advising, Jill spent many years as a corporate executive, honing her skills in client service, research, analysis, marketing and planning. Jill’s two children have been campers, camp counselors, and participated in a variety of pre-college summer programs.
On the Road to College
With the increased competitiveness of colleges and universities, your teen’s acceptance to his/her institution of choice depends on more than just academic accomplishments.
Jill is the only dedicated Summer Planning Expert and Enrichment Consultant who is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), as well as the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). Her in-depth knowledge of families, youth, summer programs, extracurricular activities and academic institutions gives her the skills she needs to aid teens in their academic pursuits. She has helped families understand what their teenagers should be looking for in a school, what institutions will be a good fit, and what those schools are looking for in an applicant. Her recommendations for summer programs have given teens the skills, confidence, and experience necessary for success.
These benefits extend beyond college. The experience gained by a variety of well-chosen summer programs will help teens for the rest of their lives as they navigate the difficult professional world that lies ahead.
A Summer Camp Insider & Recognized Expert
An active member of the American Camp Association (ACA), Jill is involved in several of its pivotal committees to make a difference in the lives of children and teens: the Underage Drinking Prevention Program; a task force to research camp trends; the Teen Leadership Conference.
She is a frequent speaker at the American Camp Association annual and regional camp conferences for professionals. Jill is also a board member of the non-profit organization SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education).
Jill is sought out by national moms’ organizations for her summer parenting expertise, and is involved in non-profit camp and youth organizations. She is also on the development team of Executive Moms, the leading organization of professional working mothers.
SheKnows.com, recognized as one of the leading and largest information and community sources for women and moms on the web, tapped Jill to be its Summer Camp Expert, authoring the summer long series, Camp Chatter, the inside scoop for parents on everything camp and summer.
“As the summer camp expert for SheKnows.com, Jill has her pulse on today’s parents and knows exactly the information they are wanting when researching camps. Her knowledge, passion and dedication is unsurpassed.” — Kim Grundy
Her knowledge of the camp and the summer industries makes her an ideal resource for summer camps and programs. She has consulted with numerous institutions, helping them refine, improve, and grow their operations.
Everything Summer is the resource parents, professionals, psychologists, summer camp program directors, food allergy organizations, educational consultants and college advisors turn to for independent and expert guidance. They are seeking unbiased advice that is not tied to any program compensation, so clients have a true advocate. Because of this, Everything Summer is invited to speak about camp, summer planning, youth and parenting topics at schools, corporations, organizations, communities and conferences.