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

Citizenship Washington Focus

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Citizenship Washington Focus is an educational conference for youth ages 15 to 19. Delegates must be at least 15 years of age by time of travel to participate. Hosted at the National 4-H Center near Washington, D.C, it gives youth the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the civic engagement skills they need in order to become outstanding leaders.

Through tours in the living classroom of Washington, D.C. and hands-on educational workshops, youth will learn about the history of our nation, the leaders who have shaped it, and how they can apply their enhanced leadership and citizenship skills to issues in their own community.


Conference Only Package: $2949.00

June 24, 2017-July 1, 2017

This 8-day trip is packed with educational adventure as participants tour our nation’s Capital and learn how our national government works.  Trip includes a pre-conference day of site seeing plus attendance at National 4-H’s Citizenship Washington Focus Conference which includes touring many of the major sites in the National Mall.  Cost includes transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 

Extended Conference Package: $3999.00

June 24, 2017-July 5, 2017

This 12-day trip includes the above conference only package plus 4 extra days of educational tours of Gettysburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD culminating with the 4th of July fireworks celebration at Baltimore Harbor.  Cost includes transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 


Youth* can register for this conference using the link below between now and December 15, 2016 or until all spots are filled. A $1200 deposit is required at the time of registration. 

*Chaperones who are selected for this trip will be given a registration link when they receive their acceptance letter.

Register for CWF Here:http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=19103

Chaperones Wanted:

Are you a 4-H volunteer who has a love for helping teenagers grow in their civic engagement?  We will be accepting applications for CWF chaperones through December 2, 2016. Check out how you can apply to be a chaperone on one of these trips by visiting the chaperone selection process at http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/Chaperone_Information/

CWF 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

1/25/17  Orientation Webinar #1-6:30pm-8pm


  • Welcome & Overview
  • Introduction of Chaperones
  • Service Learning Project Procedures
  • Review of Paperwork

3/19/17 Installment Payment due

3/21/17 Orientation Webinar #2-6:30pm-8pm

  • Dress code
  • Capitol Hill Day
  • Paperwork Check-in

5/21/17 Final Payment Due

5/25/16 Orientation Webinar #3-6:30-8pm

  • Travel Schedule
  • Checklist Items

Share about this trip with your friends by downloading 2017 Citizenship Washington Focus-Flyer

Watch a video of Citizenship Washington Focus at the National 4-H Center in action:  Citizenship Washington Focus Program

Registration is coordinated through the CA State 4-H Office. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Scott Mautte at scmautte@ucanr.edu.


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