Important Info


Participants are divided into three cook groups and work within their groups to plan our meals. Choosing from a cookbook of proven crowd pleasers, cook groups are responsible for planning and cooking meals for every third day under the supervision of a trip leader. All shopping is done as a group. Backpacking requires a lot of energy, so we make sure there is plenty of food to go around. In addition to three meals a day we have plenty of snacks to keep us energized between meals. Because of our family style meals, vegetarians eat the same meal as the rest of the group with the meat portion withheld. We can not accommodate strict kosher or vegan diets.


Traveling with a friend increases the likelihood of our participants continued excitement about fly fishing when they return back home. This helps us to reach our educational goals. Therefore we allow participants to sign up with friends. However to help build group dynamics we do not allow more than two pairs of friends per trip. If you would like to sign up with a friend we suggest you sign up as early as possible. We will not consider applications to travel with a friend until both applications and deposits have been received.


Each program description provides start and end locations; families are responsible for making travel arrangements to and from these locations. Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions leaders will be waiting for you at the arrival airport, and will stay with you on your departure day until it is time to board your plane.


Transportation to and from the start and end locations, spending money, and personal gear are not included in the program fee. Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions provides group gear and all fishing flies; students provide all personal equipment including fishing gear, backpacks and sleeping bags. We have top quality sleeping bags, backpacks, and fishing rods/reels/tackle available to rent at a minimal cost. A comprehensive packing list will be mailed with your enrollment package. If you would like to take a look at one before enrolling we would be happy to send one to you.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us: 828-577-8204.

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What is Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions?

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions specializes in teen fly fishing summer camps. Our teen fly fishing summer camps are not an ordinary lodge based kids fly fishing camps. At Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions we combine a teen adventure camp, youth fly fishing school, service learning, and community service to create our unique Teen Fly Fishing Adventure Academies. Our kids and teen fly fishing camps travel to the premier wilderness fly fishing and backcountry fly fishing locations throughout North America. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime. Become an experienced fly fisherman or woman while hiking, camping and fishing at our North Carolina Teen Fly Fishing Academy in the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. Or explore Rocky Mountain fly fishing opportunities on one of our Colorado or Wyoming fly fishing expeditions. If you are looking for an ordinary teen summer tour, teen summer camp, or teen adventure you have come to the wrong place. If you are looking to learn new skills while on the adventure of a lifetime, try one of our youth/teen fly fishing summer camps or allow us to design a  custom adventure for your family, group, or school.