2018 - 2019 Summits

Maker

November 1 - 4, 2018

Agri-Science

January 10 - 13, 2019

Healthy Living

February 15 - 18, 2019

Photography

February 28 - March 3, 2019

About the National Youth Summits

The National Youth Summit Series brings together some of the best and brightest students to focus on maker, agriscience, healthy living, and photography. Designed for high school students (grades 9 – 12), the Summits provide opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities, workshops, and engage with nationally-recognized leaders.

Students typically attend in groups comprised of two to eight youth and are accompanied by an adult mentor/chaperone. School year 2018-2019 will be our sixth year of programs and the results have been amazing! In school year 2015-2016 our surveys show up to a 47% increase in the number of students who felt after attending a Summit they were more aware of areas of study they could pursue in college relating to their Summit subject matter. The National Youth Summit Series aims to teach lessons students can use for the betterment of their personal lives and communities.

Registration for all four Summits will open on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Interested in Presenting at the 2018-2019 Summits?

The National 4‑H Center invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National Youth Summit Series at the National 4‑H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Workshops provide students a place to gain information in specific subject areas to increase knowledge, help inspire career paths and help participants to create action plans to implement in their communities to teach other youth about what they have learned when they return home. Youth and adults working together is a powerful method to share information and bring about positive outcomes in their home states.

Applications now available:

Additional applications will open in the coming months.

Maker: November 1 - 4, 2018

Do you like to invent, build, or experiment? Do you ever catch yourself wondering how something can be improved? Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works? The Maker National Youth Summit is for creative and curious innovators of the next generation. Participants make what they can with a variety of materials from a range of fields, utilizing their resourcefulness and creativity.

The National Youth Maker Summit will take place November 1 – 4, 2018. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming, and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. Buffet-style meals are served in the Clover Dining Room at National 4‑H Conference Center beginning with dinner on Thursday, November 1 and ending with a box lunch on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

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Participants

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. Youth interested in participating should contact leaders in their school, scout troop, religious organization or club to identify an adult to register and accompany them to the event.

Fees

Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $559

Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $668

Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $849

Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Fees are per Summit and Include:

  • accommodations (non-commuter)
  • all meals
  • workshop and activity materials
  • professional facilitators
  • all applicable taxes and fees
  • local transportation for tours

Transportation to and from the National 4‑H Conference Center is not included.

*Commuter Packages are designed for local participants who will not require sleeping accommodations. All other program materials are included.

Registration Information

Information needed for Adult Chaperone:

  • First/Last Name
  • Email
  • Prefix
  • Preferred Name for Badges
  • Organization Name
  • Title
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Team Name
  • Adult Team Leader (if not the same as above)
  • Emergency Contact Info – First/Last/Phone/Relationship
  • Contact Info – Address/City/ZIP/State/Primary Phone #/ Mobile #
  • Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
  • ADA, special aid/service

Team Members Information (needed for all participants):

  • First/Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Emergency Contact Info
  • Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
  • ADA, special aid/service

Agenda

View the 2017 Agenda to get a look at what programming has looked like in the past. 2018 agenda coming soon!

2017 Agenda

Download

How to Register, Media Release, and Code of Conduct

How to Register

Download

Media Release & Code of Conduct

Download

Workshop Proposal

Submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National 4‑H Youth Summit Series for Maker.

Workshop Proposal Form

Visit Online

Agri-Science: January 10 - 13, 2019

At the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science, high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security, and sustainability. National 4‑H Council and National 4‑H Conference Center have partnered with agricultural scientists, researchers, leaders, politicians, and advocates to host the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science. This Summit emphasizes hands-on educational experiences led by experts in the agricultural community.

The National Youth Summit on Agri-Science will take place January 10 – 13, 2019. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming, and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. Buffet-style meals are served at the Clover Dining Room at National 4‑H Conference Center beginning with dinner on Thursday, January 10 and ending with a box lunch on Monday, January 13, 2019.

Register Now

Participants

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. Youth interested in attending National Youth Summit on Agri-Science should contact leaders in their school, club, scout troop, religious organization or parent to identify an adult to register and accompany them to the event.

Fees

Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $559

Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $668

Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $849

Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Fees are per Summit and Include:

  • accommodations (non-commuter)
  • all meals
  • workshop and activity materials
  • professional facilitators
  • all applicable taxes and fees
  • local transportation for tours

Transportation to and from the National 4‑H Conference Center is not included.

*Commuter Packages are designed for local participants who will not require sleeping accommodations. All other program materials are included.

Registration Information

Information needed for Adult Chaperone:

  • First/Last Name
  • Email
  • Prefix
  • Preferred Name for Badges
  • Organization Name
  • Title
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Team Name
  • Adult Team Leader (if not the same as above)
  • Emergency Contact Info – First/Last/Phone/Relationship
  • Contact Info – Address/City/ZIP/State/Primary Phone #/ Mobile #
  • Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
  • ADA, special aid/service

Team Members Information (needed for all participants):

  • First/Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Emergency Contact Info
  • Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
  • ADA, special aid/service

Agenda

Download the agenda for the National Youth Agri-Science Summit

2018 Agenda

Download

How to Register, Media Release, and Code of Conduct

How to Register

Download

Media Release & Code of Conduct

Download

Workshop Proposal

Submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National 4‑H Youth Summit Series on Agri-Science.

Workshop Proposal Form

Visit Online

Healthy Living: February 15 - 18, 2019

At the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living, high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address today’s issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. National 4‑H Council and National 4‑H Conference Center have partnered with professionals in family consumer science and healthy living to host the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living. Students are trained to create action plans to implement in their communities and teach other youth about what they have learned. The structure of the summits maximizes the amount of hands-on learning experiences and translates that learning to direct outcomes.

The National Youth Summit on Healthy Living takes place February 15 – 18, 2019. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. All-you-can-eat meals are served at the Clover Cafe at National 4‑H Conference Center beginning with dinner on Friday, February 15 and ending with a box lunch on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Register Now

Participants

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. There should be at least one chaperone for every eight youth participants. Youth interested in attending National Youth Summit on Healthy Living should contact leaders in their school, club, scout troop, religious organization or parent to identify an adult to register and accompany them at the event.

Summit Orientation Webinar On Demand

To help state delegations prepare for an amazing Youth Health Summit Experience, an orientation webinar will be provided that you and your state teams can access at your convenience.

View Webinar

Summit-Inspired Youth Health Action Mini-Grants Available for 2018

As part of the Summit program, youth teams will be creating health action plans for implementation back in their communities or states following the Summit. Implementation mini-grants of $500 each are provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for up to 30 plans developed at the Summit.  These can be used for any health issue or health education event that youth want to implement with the exception of plans related to grant programs already funded through Council. Applications for these mini-grants will be received through Council’s WebGrants portal (http://grants.4-h.org/login.do)  for two weeks following the Summit and will be awarded via Council’s protocol.  The details will be available on WebGrants by October 15.

Fees

Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $559

Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $668

Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $849

Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Fees are per Summit and Include:

  • accommodations (non-commuter)
  • all meals
  • workshop and activity materials
  • professional facilitators
  • all applicable taxes and fees
  • local transportation for tours

Transportation to and from the National 4‑H Conference Center is not included.

*Commuter Packages are designed for local participants who will not require sleeping accommodations. All other program materials are included.

Registration Information

Registration Information
Information needed for Adult Chaperone:

First/Last Name
Email
Prefix
Preferred Name for Badges
Organization Name
Title
Gender
Date of Birth
Team Name
Adult Team Leader (if not the same as above)
Emergency Contact Info – First/Last/Phone/Relationship
Contact Info – Address/City/ZIP/State/Primary Phone #/ Mobile #
Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
ADA, special aid/service
Team Members Information (needed for all participants):

First/Last Name
Date of Birth
Gender
Emergency Contact Info
Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
ADA, special aid/service

Agenda

Download the agenda for the National Youth Healthy Living Summit

2018 Agenda

Download

How to Register, Media Release, and Code of Conduct

How to Register

Download

Media Release & Code of Conduct

Download

Applications and Proposals

Collegiate Facilitator Application

Download

Submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National 4‑H Youth Summit Series on Healthy Living.

Visit Online

Photography Summit: February 28 - March 3, 2019

Photography is a form of art that is more accessible than ever. With most people in the US carrying smart phones, they have a powerful tool in their pockets to capture vivid and captivating imagery. The National Youth Summit on photography brings young people together to engage in a timeless artform in a setting filled with historical architecture, beautiful landscapes, and more.

The National Youth Maker Summit will take place February 28 – March 3, 2018. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming, and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. Buffet-style meals are served in the Clover Dining Room at National 4‑H Conference Center beginning with dinner on Thursday, February 28 and ending with a box lunch on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Register Now

Participants

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. Youth interested in participating should contact leaders in their school, scout troop, religious organization or club to identify an adult to register and accompany them to the event.

Fees

Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $559

Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $668

Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $849

Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Fees are per Summit and Include:

  • accommodations (non-commuter)
  • all meals
  • workshop and activity materials
  • professional facilitators
  • all applicable taxes and fees
  • local transportation for tours

Transportation to and from the National 4‑H Conference Center is not included.

*Commuter Packages are designed for local participants who will not require sleeping accommodations. All other program materials are included.

Registration Information

Information needed for Adult Chaperone:

  • First/Last Name
  • Email
  • Prefix
  • Preferred Name for Badges
  • Organization Name
  • Title
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Team Name
  • Adult Team Leader (if not the same as above)
  • Emergency Contact Info – First/Last/Phone/Relationship
  • Contact Info – Address/City/ZIP/State/Primary Phone #/ Mobile #
  • Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
  • ADA, special aid/service

Team Members Information (needed for all participants):

  • First/Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Emergency Contact Info
  • Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
  • ADA, special aid/service

 

Resources

Cvent-How To Register

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Media Release & Code of Conduct

Download

National 4‑H Conference Center

National 4‑H Conference Center provides hotel rooms for adult chaperones, up to two per room, and youth, four beds per room (two bunk beds). Once a team is registered, your hotel accommodations are booked. A parent may also choose to room with his or her child. For everyone’s safety, youth may not room with an adult that is not his or her parent or legal guardian.

Make the Most of Your Trip

Staying at National 4‑H Conference Center puts you only minutes away from the historic sites and attractions of Washington, D.C., including monuments, landmarks and museums. You can come a few days early or stay a few days longer at National 4‑H Conference Center. Contact us for price and availability.