Citizenship Washington Focus

National 4-H Council’s premier leadership and civic engagement experience for high school students.

Experience Washington Like Never Before

Through Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), teens experience Washington D.C. like never before. Using the nation’s capital as their classroom, CWF connects young leaders from across the country to gain the skills and experiences to become effective change agents.


To learn more about the CWF 2023 program, download the program agenda below.

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CWF 2023 In-Person Program Dates

Week 1

June 11 - 16

Week 2

June 18 - 23

Week 3

June 25 - 30

Week 4

July 2 - July 7

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus delegates.

Registration Rates

$1,295 per person for double occupancy (youth or adult
$1,750 per person for single occupancy (adult)


Registration includes:


  • High impact programming featuring national experts and leaders along with opportunities for career exploration, using your voice and building connections with teens from across the country.
  • Room and board (based on double occupancy for both youth and adults)
  • All meals and breaks (excluding state-organized meals and events)
  • Support from trained Program Assistants (PA’s)
  • DC area site visits and all program materials

Download the Code of Conduct and Media Release Forms

COVID Protocols and Liability Waiver

CWF July 4th Schedule

Program Location

The Hyatt Regency Bethesda will serve as the home for CWF through 2025!


Located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, the Hyatt Regency Bethesda is adjacent to the Bethesda metro station, offering convenient and affordable access to many of Washington DC’s landmarks, along with shopping, dining and outdoor activities all within walking distance.

Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Maryland

For questions regarding program logistics, please email FREEMAN THOMPSON.

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