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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2018 4-H Leadership Washington Focus Conference
July 15- July 20, 2018
National 4-H Conference Center
Chevy Chase, MD

Registration is open until January 16, 2018 Register Online


About Leadership Washington Focus (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.

Adult chaperones - 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

Trip package

$2,200 per person, includes:

  • 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
  • Souvenir pack including: LWF bag, LWF t-shirt, and LWF water bottle

Link to Online Registration

Registration and deposit deadline: January 16, 2018*
*Space is limited this year - spots may fill up before the deadline

Please see the Information for Delegates for the full timeline of payment dates and required webinars to participate in this trip.

Information for delegates

After you are confirmed as a California 4-H delegate, please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Timeline for delegates

1/16/18 Final day to register and pay deposit (spots may fill up before this date)

2/6/18  Orientation Webinar 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

3/2/18 Installment Payment due

4/30/18 Final Payment Due

5/8/18 Travel Schedules & Procedures Webinar 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Here is the link to a recording of the webinar: https://youtu.be/xG36IF23KyA


Chaperones: Add the webinar dates in bold to your calendar so you don't miss them! You will be notified of the login prior to the webinars.

Timeline for Chaperones

1/16/18   Chaperone Applications Due

1/22/18   Chaperones notified

1/22/18 to 1/30/18 at 5:00 pm  Chaperone Registration open

2/6/18  Orientation Webinar 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2/27/18 Chaperone Orientation Webinar 7pm-9pm

5/8/18 Travel Schedules & Procedures webinar  6:30-8pm

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