The increased awareness of the benefits of out of classroom educational opportunities is one of the educational trends from the past few years that I can definitely stand behind. Last week I was given the opportunity to partner up with Virginia Fishing Adventures, St. Christopher’s School, and St. Catherine’s School for their annual “x-term” fishing trip. During the last week before spring break students have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of out of classroom learning experiences ranging from service projects abroad to learning how to fly fish. Luckily for the 9 students who chose to learn to fly fish, the weather was much more cooperative this year. It is an experience these students will remember for a long time, and will hopefully lead to a lifelong love of fly fishing. My phone kept dying from the cold, but take a look at the few pictures I did manage to get.
X-Term with St. Christopher’s and St. Catherine’s
Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.
When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.
Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide