• Youth Conference Center Overview: Educational Programs


    Wonders of Washington (WOW)
    The Wonders of Washington (WOW) program provides groups in grades 6 through 12 with the ultimate experience in Washington, DC. Our professional youth development staff will work with you to plan a mix of field trips and workshops to highlight the historical, political, and cultural importance of our nation's capital. Programs include lodging and most meals, itinerary planning assistance, licensed DC tour guides, and evening educational workshops. DC ground transportation can also be arranged upon request.

    Your WOW program could include:

    • A trip to the U.S. Capitol and a meeting with elected officials from your state
    • Tours of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, the Washington National Cathedral
    • A detailed orientation to the Smithsonian Institution Museums
    • Seasonal cultural activities, including concerts at The Kennedy Center and dinner theater shows
    • Read more about our Washington DC tours for students & school trips.

    For more information, please contact our sales team at 1-800-Four-H-DC or visit  Wonders of Washington.

    Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)  
    Every summer, thousands of young people come to the National 4-H Youth Conference Center to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) - a unique, weeklong leadership program for 4-H'ers ages 14 to 19. For 51 years, CWF has taught youth the importance of civic and social responsibility.

    The program includes:

    • Activities that promote experiential learning and lasting friendships
    • A special look at the inner-workings of our nation's capital, along with a chance to meet congressional leaders
    • Tours of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, and the Washington National Cathedral
    • A detailed orientation to the Smithsonian Institution Museums
    • An enthusiastic staff of young adults that work directly with your 4-H'ers  

    For more information, please visit the Citizenship Washington Focus.