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



Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth entering grades 7 through 9. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.

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.  Trip includes attendance at National 4-H’s Leadership Washington Focus Conference which includes touring many of the major sites in the National Mall.  Cost includes conference, transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 


2018 Leadership Washington Focus Conference

Save the Date


July 15-20, 2018

Download the Save the Date Flyer Here

To begin fundraising for this trip, please use the 2017 rates below as a guide.

The CA 4-H Gift Certificate Program is a great way for family and friends to contribute to the cost of your trip. Check out the details here.   


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
  • Exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H'ers from across the nation.
  • 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!

Registration is coordinated through the CA State 4-H Office. For more information, please contact ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu


2017 Leadership Washington Focus Information


Leadership Washington Focus: $1,999.00

July 16, 2017-July 21, 2017


2017 LWF Timeline:

12/2/16   Chaperone Applications Due

12/15/16 Registration and Deposit Due for Youth

12/18/16 Chaperone’s Notified

12/19-31/16 Chaperone Registration open

1/26/17  Orientation Webinar #1-6:30pm-8pm

 LWF Webinar 01

3/19/17 Installment Payment due

5/21/17 Final Payment Due

5/24/17 Orientation Webinar #2 6:30-8pm

Click Here for Webinar #2

LWF Webinar 02 PowerPoint

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