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.


2018 Citizenship Washington Focus Conference

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June 16-23, 2018 (Conference Only)   $2,949

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. 

June 16-26, 2018 (Conference & Extended Trip to Gettysburg, Philadelphia & Baltimore) $3,800

This 11-day trip includes the above conference only package plus 4 extra days of educational tours of Gettysburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD.  Cost includes transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 


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.   

Interested in being a Chaperone for this trip?

If you are interested in chaperoning for the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus trip, please visit the Chaperone Information page and follow the process to be considered for this important role.  


2018 Citizenship Washington Focus Information


Thank you for setting up your congressional appointments and recording them here. Please fill this out completely as this information will be sent to National 4-H to help us coordinate transportation to the appointments.  

 Click Here to record your congressional appointment.


Delegates for Washington Focus events are able to utilize the new skills they have learned by carrying out a plan of action in their local community. Each delegate will carry out a pre-approved service learning project and complete a 4-H Delivers story upon completion of their service learning project. Tools to help youth and volunteer leaders in planning and implementing a plan are: 

Your pre-approval will need to be submitted, approved and project complete before December 31 of the year you participate in a Washington Focus trip. Once you've identified your issue and begun your planning, complete your pre-approval application and submit it.

It is highly recommended that you use the Service Learning Planning Guide to aid in your planning process. Your 4-H Delivers story will need to be submitted before certificates of completion and pins are awarded. 


CWF Timeline:

12/4/17   Chaperone Applications Due

12/17/17 Final day to register and pay deposit (spots may fill up before this date)

12/22/17 Chaperone’s Notified

12/18-31/17 Chaperone Registration open

1/30/18  Orientation Webinar #1-6:30pm-8pm

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

3/2/18 Installment Payment due

3/20/18 Orientation Webinar #2-6:30pm-8pm

  • Congressional Appointment Procedures

4/16/18 Final Payment Due

5/22/18 Orientation Webinar #3-6:30-8pm

  • Travel Schedules & Procedures


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


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