Pre-College & Beyond


Summer programs can be a determining factor when applying for college. Planning for these enriching and meaningful experiences requires valuable time, knowledge, and comprehensive research.

 Jill works with a teen in her home, making plans for the summer.

Jill works with a teen in her home, making plans for the summer.

We work very closely with students (and their college advisors) to curate and recommend summer and extracurricular experiences – from one program to a combination of experiences – that will help them explore their interests, develop a unique and organic story, and facilitate their own personal growth.

Everything Summer® has more than two decades of expertise in identifying summer experiences that meet the needs and goals of young adults.

We develop an individual path to college with enriching summer experiences that create personal growth opportunities, maximize extra-curricular high school activities, and that successively build upon each other every summer.

“My family has now worked with Jill and her staff at Everything Summer for 6 years. When we first came to Jill, we were looking for a sleepaway camp that fit with our 10 year old daughter’s personality and our family’s values. I was delighted to learn that Jill’s process of finding the right fit starts with her getting a thorough understanding of the kids she is placing as well as the parents with whom she is working. That thoroughness paid off well for our family— our kids returned to that same camp Jill introduced to us until they ‘aged out.’”

“Fast forward six years, Jill is just as thorough working with our now-older teenagers. Her process of finding the right summer experience again relies on a comprehensive understanding of not only our kids’ personalities, but their academic experiences, extracurricular interests, college thoughts and personal goals. I continue to be blown away by Jill’s ability to ask the right questions and take in a vast amount of information, to return to us with summer program options that so clearly hit the mark for our individual child.”

– Susan, Mother of 2 teens

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Personalized, Customized

We take the time to get to know you, and your son or daughter, recognizing each teen as an individual with distinct needs. Our customized and individualized process helps you identify concerns and goals, and we target and research specific experiences that will meet these criteria. We approach our teen work with an eye towards the college process, but our overarching goal is the personal development unique to your child.

Your teenager can embark on a journey of self-discovery through giving to others in a service program; broaden horizons in a language and cultural immersion program; develop as an artist or scientist; learn a new skill; explore a career of interest in an internship; take academic and leadership courses; pursue a passion; or create an individualized and unique summer experience… the opportunities available to pre-college students are almost limitless.

Our recommendations are the result of careful research and targeted questions based on your young adult’s specific needs.


How to Plan…
A Fulfilling & Productive Summer

Listen to this podcast featuring Jill and her first-hand insights on how to plan a meaningful teen summer, including:

  • What students and parents should ask and do (but often don’t) when it comes to planning their summer

  • What types of programs prove most productive and worthy for teens, and how to evaluate them

  • What college admissions officers share about pre-college summer experiences