Webpage last updated:October 30, 2019. Information will be provided as it becomes available. Prior year information remains posted for reference only.
- 4-H members in 10th-12th grade at selection; minimum age 15 during experience.
- Delegates register through 4HOnline. Check with your county office about scholarship opportunities.
- Delegates carry county approval through the experience.
- Delegates must not have attended CWF in the past.
What Should Delegates Expect?
- Participation in a delegate orientation session 1-2 months prior to departure.
- Complete the two-step registration process (4Honline November 15-December 20 and Additional Forms April 1)
- Conduct research to be completed prior to departure to the experience to prepare for a congressional meeting on Capitol Hill.
- Experience high temperatures with summer humidity in Washington D.C., therefore plan to pack light, appropriate clothing.
- Select a committee to serve on throughout the week; these include communication, government, healthy living, open-mindedness, responsibility, and talent.
- Learn about and contribute to a mock bill writing activity where delegates draft bills and lobby for its successful passage through the CWF House and Senate.
- Be active on the National 4-H Youth Conference Center front lawn through various activities.
- Live at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.
- Experience landmarks, monuments, and museums in Washington, D.C.
- Identify ways that you can make a positive impact in your home community from the tools you gained during Citizen Washington Focus.
2020 CWF Delegate Orientation Information
Orientations have been cancelled along with the program for 2020.
All Delegates and Adult Advisors will attend their assigned week orientation teleconference. More information is available in the CWF Handbook.