The Academy is a youth education project of Washington Council of Trout Unlimited and is made possible with the help and support of Washington State Council Fly Fishers International. It is held on Hicks Lake , Lacey, WA.

The Northwest Youth Conservation Fly Fishing Academy is designed to educate youth about the importance of conservation and resource stewardship and is modeled after the nationally acclaimed award winning Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp held annually in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania.

Students here will develop basic fly fishing skills, knowledge of outdoor ethics, and an awareness of the sport fishing opportunities in the Northwest.