Lilly Ade

Field Instructor — WFR

Lilly Ade brings a raft of experience in outdoor and wilderness education to her position as a field instructor for NCOAE. A lifeguard, American Camp Association member, and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification holder, Lilly has been a trip leader at Wilderness Adventure at Eagles Landing in New Castle, Va., and YMCA Camp Duncan’s Woods in Government Camp, Ore.

In addition, she has served as an adventure and recreation specialist at D.A. Blodget St. Johns Home in Grand Rapids, Mich., and has held positions at a number of other outdoor-focused organizations, including YMCA Camp Lincoln in Kingston, N.H., the Pali Institute of California, 4-H Club at Camp Kidwell in Bloomingdale, Mich., the Pretty Lake Adventure Center in Mattawan, Mich., and Tamarack Camps in Bloomfield, Mich.

Born in Hopkins, Mich., Lilly attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where she received a bachelor’s degree in recreation management in 2016. Her hobbies include biking, climbing, construction, farming, and scrapbooking.


Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Lifeguard
  • American Camp Association

Field Instructor — WFR

Field Instructor — WFR

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