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.
Jill Tipograph, founder of Everything Summer & Beyond, LLC, is the nationally recognized youth expert and educational consultant who guides families worldwide through the summer planning and enrichment process (a 20 year industry veteran). Everything Summer®, a boutique independent consultancy based in New York City that services clients nationally and around the world, aligns its clients’ interests and extracurricular activities to help students find their passions; designing the right summer and year-round experiences. The focus is finding the ‘right fit’ experience, uncovering programs that will make a difference for each student.
Everything Summer® removes the stress and overwhelming nature of summer planning by helping teens with pre-college direction and transition, and college students with career planning. Jill understands that summers are pivotal in the development of teens in particular and they are a game-changer for college. So often this is where each student’s story is discovered and expanded.
Jill is considered the ‘go to’ media resource for summer and youth, having been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Business Week, Inc., Bloomberg, NBC’s Today Show, ABC and NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, U.S. News & World Report and more. She speaks regularly on youth, teen and parenting topics at educational institutions, organizations, and corporations; including the American Camp Association and the National Association of Independent Schools. Jill is the author of Your Everything Summer® Guide & Planner, and co-author of the 2014 National Pre-College Summer Survey.
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.
Finding the Right Camp
A professional summer planner, youth expert and parent consultant for 20 years, Jill has researched over two-thousand camps and summer 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 or summer programs. She visits camps in season and with her team, personally interviews directors throughout the year to understand each program’s profile, culture, and priorities which enables her to give first-hand insights to her client families.
On the Road to College & Beyond
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). She is also on the advisory board of the American Gap Association. 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 experiences have given teens and college students the skills, confidence, and experience necessary for lifelong success.
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 conferences for professionals; and presents at the National Association of Independent Schools as well. 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
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.
Jill’s 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.