Citizenship Washington Focus & 4-H Camps

Citizenship Washington Focus 2022 Trip -Postponed to 2023

The Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip housed under the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension program has been a long-standing tradition in Cherry County. Due to the challenging Covid-19 guidelines, the Advisory Board for the 2022 CWF trip, along with participating families, voted to postpone this summer's trip until the summer of 2023. Because of this change, the Advisory Board is opening registration back up for the 2023 trip to any youth who will be at least 14 years of age by the time of the trip (approximate date: June 1, 2023). They do NOT need to be involved in 4-H to participate. There are several fundraising options available in the upcoming year that can help youth raise the approximate $3,000 needed for the trip. The CWF program also plans to adhere to the usual schedule for the next cohort, which will participate in a trip in 2025. That means that youth who will be at least 14 years of age by around June 1, 2025, are also invited to start signing up and getting involved in the fundraising this summer. Registration forms for CWF trips may also be accessed by clicking here for the 2023 trip OR here for 2025 trip, saved, and emailed to or printed and delivered or mailed to the Extension Office.  

Do you want to be a part of the next trip?  The planning for trip 2025 starts now!!!

What is the trip all about?
Learning workshops before the trip, seminars, and field trips during the trip, combine to provide a unique opportunity for using the nation’s capital as a classroom and learn about all levels of government from the inside. This trip is much more than a sightseeing tour. It becomes a living and learning experience in citizenship and stimulates youth to search for solutions to contemporary issues, practice leadership skills with other youth from all over the nation, and plan for meaningful involvement with community programs when they return home.

In addition to a stay at the National 4-H CWF Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and visits to all of the usual sites in D.C., the bus trip will include stops, with touring and activities, in Chicago, Niagara Falls, New York City, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia at an approximate cost of $3,000 in 2025.  Remember the number of students and inflation will reflect the cost for the 2025 trip. The trip is open to all youth that will be aged 14-19 when they arrive at the 4-H Center in June of 2025.

In the past, parents and participants have formed an organization that can voluntarily work on money-raising projects over three years to help pay the cost of the trip. There will be several fundraising opportunities become available this summer, therefore it is recommended that youth sign up as soon as possible so they can participate in these activities. Parents of interested youth are encouraged to call the Extension Office at 402-376-1850 as soon as possible to get detailed information and to register their children. Registration forms may also be accessed by clicking here, saved, and emailed to or printed and delivered or mailed to the Extension Office.

Registration form for the 2028 CWF Trip can be found by clicking here. 

4-H Camps!!

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2022 4-H Summer Camps
2022 Big Red Summer Camps