Before You Enroll


We are committed to providing spectacular group expereiences. This requires students who are enthusiastic about their opportunity and motivated to be a positive part of a team. To accomplish this all our applicants and parents must gather information that allows us to assure we are accepting the right students. Included in this enrollment process is a school reference and information from the student’s physician about level of physical fitness and medical history. If we feel more information is required students may also be asked to complete a personal statement, telephone interview. All students will be required to sign our expectations and rules. If at any time during the application process LFFE determines a student is not the right match for our programs all payments to LFFE will be refunded.


Our programs are designed to educate in a fun and structured environment. All applicants are expected to be enthusiastic about this opportunity. The use of all tobacco products, drugs (other than prescribed medications) and alcohol are strictly prohibited.


         Parent to Office: We are committed to keeping an open line of communication with the parents of our participants. In addition to regular online trip updates our office is staffed from 8am to 5pm seven days a week during the summer. After hours one member of our office staff will be available via phone for emergency needs. Our field staff is in touch with the office regularly and carries emergency satellite communication systems.

         Student to Home: Part of our Adventure Academies is strengthening independence and self-reliance. Therefore, participants are not permitted to make phone calls home during trips. Students may travel with their phones, for use in airports; however, trip leaders will keep them from arrival until departure. We cannot be responsible for lost stolen or damaged cell phones and, therefore, encourage the use of prepaid calling cards during travel instead.

         Emergencies: Parents can be assured that when it is important that a student talks with his or her parents, we will make sure that they are in touch as soon as possible. Our leaders carry emergency satellite technology.


Reminding students of the simple pleasure found in nature is a major component of our Adventure Academies. In order to achieve this goal, we remove them from the distractions of modern day adolescence. Therefore we do not permit personal electronics on our programs, except for cameras.

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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.