4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Leadership Washington Focus

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2020 4-H Leadership Washington Focus Conference
July 26 - July 31, 2020

$2,399

($750 deposit due with registration)

National 4-H Conference Center
Chevy Chase, MD

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Registration and deposit deadline: December 15, 2019*

*Limited Space Available - spots may fill up before the deadline

Trip Package

$2,399 per person, includes:

  • Attendance at National 4-H’s Leadership Washington Focus Conference
  • Round trip airfare
  • Lodging at the National 4-H Conference Center
  • Most meals during the trip
  • Access to the tour sites
  • Transportation during the program
  • LWF Conference T-Shirt

Please see the Information for Delegates for the full timeline of payment dates and required webinars to participate in this trip. Parent(s), guardian(s), and key local leaders are encouraged to attend as well.  

Gift Certificate Program

This program allows family members and friends of 4-H members to provide a specific 4-H member with financial support for attending Statewide and National 4-H Civic Engagement and Leadership conferences.

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About LWF

LWF

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a National 4-H leadership conference for youth ages 12-14. Youth can exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H'ers from across the nation.

Who can attend

Youth ages 12 to 14. Delegates must be at least 12 years of age by time of travel to participate. You do not have to be a current 4-H member to participate. Please contact us at ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu if you are not a current 4-H member.

Interested in being an Adult Chaperone? - please see the Chaperone information below.

 

About the trip and Conference

This 5-day trip is packed with educational adventure as participants tour our nation’s Capital and learn life-changing leadership skills in a conference setting. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.

At this conference 4-H delegates will:

  • Build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action
  • Practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking
  • Work with others to create and accomplish goals
  • Develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style
  • Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Participants are immersed in the culture and history of our nation through on-site workshops at D.C.’s most spectacular sights.

Destinations include, but are not limited to:

  • The White House and Lafayette Park
  • Ford's Theatre
  • The National Archives
  • Presidential and war monuments and memorials
  • Smithsonian museums
  • and more!

For more information

This trip is coordinated through the CA State 4-H Office. For more information, please contact Scott Mautte at ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu

Information for LWF Delegates

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

The submission of your registration is a contractual commitment to the California 4-H (CA 4-H) of your intent to attend this trip.   CA 4-H secures venues, transportation, lodging etc. based on numbers of registered participants and will incur financial penalties when those numbers change.  Withdrawal from this commitment requires written notice and will follow the cancellation and refund schedule below:

Between now and December 31st Full deposit can be refunded less a $50 processing fee
Between January 1st and March 1st Loss of deposit
Between March 2nd and May 1st Participants who cancel are responsible for 50% of the total cost of the trip
After May 1st Participants who cancel are responsible for the full cost of the trip

If you have any questions please contact Scott Mautte, Program Coordinator, at 530-750-1335 or ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu.

 

Once you have completed your registration, please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Timeline for delegates

12/15/19 Final day to register and pay deposit (spots may fill up before this date)

02/24/20 Orientation Webinar #1: Overview/Intros./Paperwork

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/312582118

04/27/20 Orientation Webinar #2: Updates, Reminders, Packing

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/312582118

06/18/20 Orientation Webinar #3: Travel Procedures & Odds & Ends

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/312582118

Chaperone Selection Process and Timeline Information

For those interested in chaperoning the 2020 Leadership Washington Focus trip, please visit the Chaperone Information page and follow the process to be considered for this important role.

Chaperone's who are selected for the 2020 Leadership Washington Focus trip are expected to attend ALL chaperone AND participant orientations.  Once you are confirmed as a chaperone, please add these important dates to your calendar:

12/8/19 Final day to apply

12/20/19 Chaperone's Selected & Notified

02/3/20 Chaperone Meeting #1

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/554395883

02/24/20 Orientation Webinar #1: Overview/Intros./Paperwork

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/312582118

04/6/20 Chaperone Meeting #2

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/554395883

04/27/20 Orientation Webinar #2: Updates, Reminders, Packing

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/312582118

06/01/20 Chaperone Meeting #3

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/554395883

06/18/20 Orientation Webinar #3: Travel Procedures & Odds & Ends

Meeting Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/312582118

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