Jill Waddell, Blue Twigs Consulting founder
Jill is an event planning & management specialist; with an emphasis and a passion for the coordination and delivery of camp & retreat programming that builds people from within.
JIll has specialized in camp programs for chronic medical conditions
Jill is a seasoned nonprofit leadership professional and has held executive roles and contractor and consultant positions with the common thread of strengthening organizations and making a difference and impact in peoples’ lives.
Jill's depth of experience brings a beneficial perspective to camps and non profit organizations.
Jill's foundation and nonprofit experience comes from over 25 years work experience with camp planning and directorship, board & volunteer development, fundraising, corporate sponsorship, staff training, event planning.
Blue Twigs can also assist in consulting for other nonprofit development, event/fundraising needs.
"I have been a volunteer camp counselor under Jill's leadership for many years. Jill is a thorough and collaborative planner who is committed to creating high-quality, age-appropriate recreational programming for children with special medical needs. Jill puts the emotional and physical safety of her campers and volunteers first, ensuring that camp is nothing less than exemplary for all involved. As a volunteer, I have always felt that my time was valued and my ideas and suggestions were welcome when working with Jill. Jill is continuously evaluating the camp program throughout the year and during the program as a part of her planning process, ensuring that the week only gets better year after year. Even with the immense responsibilities of being Camp Director, Jill never misses an opportunity to connect with her staff and campers by participating in the playful camp culture. She is truly a joy to work with and I highly recommend her leadership and expertise!"
"Jill’s investment of time in the Camp program has created a local program that has garnered considerable accolades from the national organization. Her approach to team-building has become the standard for the Camp program nationwide. The magnitude of her responsibilities notwithstanding, Jill displays an enormous capacity for empathy and compassion toward the children attending Camp. She draws on her personal experiences and goes out of her way to be accessible to each child, every counselor and every member of the Camp Leadership Team... "
" This is the first time he has met another kid with my disease and can relate and it has done so much for him and he hates that he has to wait a whole year to return! Thank each of you for your time and the gift of yourselves to our kids! Most importantly, camp has given me the tools to cope with the medical challenges in my life, mostly through camp group counseling sessions and the knowledge that there are people I feel comfortable talking about my problems to. Of course, it always helps to blast your doctor with a super soaker during the water gun fight!"
"Jill is a creative and skilled Camp Director who consistently comes up with high quality, unique programming that appeals to all ages. She makes safety a top priority, and always finds a way to keep things fun. She also has a special knack for motivating an all-volunteer staff to deliver, and keep coming back year after year."
" In terms of professional skills, Jill Waddell is outstanding in a number of regards. She is able to organize, lead, and motivate other professionals including undergraduate students, graduate students, nurses, and physicians into a cohesive team dedicated to helping children. Jill’s professional organization skills, dependability, enthusiasm, and dedication are remarkable..."
Over 25 + years Camp Experience