CWF’s Home Away From Home

By Jordan Waddell September 27, 2016

Washington, D.C. is a place of historical and political enchantment. For many individuals, a trip to Washington, D.C. is the trip of a lifetime. This includes any of our delegates coming for the Citizenship Washington Focus program or any other visitors. Nothing else can compare to being in the heart of our Nation while learning about citizenship and leadership. However, ensuring that you have all the information and amenities you need for your trip is essential if your adventure in the District is going to be a success. Luckily, the National 4‑H Conference Center has exactly what you are looking for!

When you first arrive on campus, security is ready to greet you with a smile. To ensure that traffic on campus is controlled and guests are being watched after, a security guard is on duty 24/7. Making sure that their guests are safe and happy is the National 4‑H Conference Center’s number one goal. Walking into the lobby, you will then be met with a friendly face at the front desk. Happy to show you to your room or answer any of your questions throughout the week, the front desk is a wealth of knowledge and a valuable resource for you to use throughout your stay. In fact, the same can be said for all of the staff on campus! Wanting to make your trip as comfortable and positive as possible, anyone would be happy to answer your questions or provide you with what you need to make your visit to the Center a pleasurable one.

A major part of any trip is going to be your meals. The National 4‑H Conference Center has its own cafe directly on campus. Their chefs prepare a variety of entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are accompanied with a beverage, salad, and dessert bar as well. After a long day of exploring the Smithsonian’s and memorials, being able to come back to the 4‑H Center and have a nice home cooked meal will rejuvenate and reenergize your group making them ready for the next great adventure.

Although a friendly staff and good food are important aspects to any trip, what makes the National 4‑H Center different is their attention to detail in their amenities. They understand that your group might need some time to relax, shop, or conduct meetings and workshops. The Center provides all of these and more! Your group can spend their free time shooting some hoops or spiking balls against their friends on the Center’s full size basketball and sand volleyball courts. In addition, downstairs in the main building there is a massive recreation room. Pool tables, video games, lounging areas, and a big screen TV can entertain your group for hours. Located within the recreation room downstairs is the Center’s very own gift shop. Forgot your toothbrush at home? No worries! Along with your classic D.C. memorabilia, the shop is stocked with toiletries for those pesky items you accidentally forget. Numerous meeting rooms complete with projectors and drawing boards are also scattered through the facility.

In conclusion, where you chose to stay can make or break the outcome of your trip to Washington, D.C. If you are looking for hospitality and a home away from home, then your only option is to stay at the National 4‑H Conference Center. The helpful and inviting staff, great food, and amazing amenities are just of few of the highlights you will experience during the time you stay there. For more information, please visit You won’t regret it!

Written by: Ashton Yarbrough, 2016 CWF PA