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4-H clover Travel with 4-H on a DC-area trip

Lead with Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) 

4-H: citizenship washington focus

Every summer teens from across the country gather in the Washington, DC area to learn what it means to be a strong leader in their community, country and world.  These objectives are met through pre-trip education, speakers, workshops, daily excursions to view National sites, day at the Capitol with elected officials, and a delegate designed and implemented action plan. 


  • Youth currently in grades 9+ can register to attend.
  • Space is limited to 45 youth.
  • Chaperones will be needed— look for more information in January.


  • Pre-departure virtual meetings will begin in late March.
  • The trip will take place June 18 or 19 through June 24. Travel dates will be finalized in January.


  • Register using 4-H Online, no later than January 10.
  • If the first 45 spaces are claimed, there is a waitlist option. 


  •  Estimated at $2500-2800. The final fee will be based on how many youth register, and airfare/transportation costs.
  • Local 4-H financial support may be available, contact your 4-H office for more information.

Youth, families and adults interested in chaperoning are encouraged to learn more

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