2019 - 2020 Summits

STEM

October 24 - 27, 2019
Sold Out

Registration Closed

Agri-Science

January 9 - 12, 2020

Healthy Living

February 13 - 16, 2020

Photography

February 26 - March 1, 2020

About the National Youth Summits

The National Youth Summit Series brings together some of the best and brightest students to focus on STEM, 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 2019-2020 will be our seventh 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 Sunday, June 23, 2019.

STEM: October 24 - 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. will be your lab at the National Youth Summit on STEM. Engaging, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and design challenges provide one of a kind experiences for teens to discover the possibilities of a career in STEM. Meet youth from across the country as you explore the Nation’s Capital, taking part in activities designed to instill curiosity, and critical thinking, to develop the skills needed to be successful in life. The National Youth Summit on STEM will spark your interest in a variety of STEM topics and ignite your future career exploration.

Participants

National Youth Summit on STEM 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 STEM 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

Registration Fees

  • Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $610
  • Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $725
  • Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $905

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

  • Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Information

Adult Chaperones

  • 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 (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 STEM Summit

2019 STEM Summit Tentative Schedule

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How to Register, Media Release, and Code of Conduct

How to Register

Download

Media Release & Code of Conduct

Download

Request for Proposal: National Youth Summit on STEM

National 4‑H Conference Center invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National 4‑H Youth Summit Series for STEM at National 4‑H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Complete the National Youth Summit on STEM Speaker Proposal form by September 20, 2019 for an opportunity to present at the National Youth Summit on STEM.

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Agri-Science: January 9 - 12, 2020

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 9 – 12, 2020. Summit fees include accommodations at 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.

Download the 2019 Program Schedule

Participants

The National Youth Summit on Agri-Science 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

Registration Fees

  • Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $610
  • Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $725
  • Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $905

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

  • Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Information

Adult Chaperones

  • 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 (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

2019 Agenda

Download

How to Register, Media Release, and Code of Conduct

How to Register

Download

Media Release & Code of Conduct

Download

Request for Proposal: National Youth Summit on Agri-Science

National 4‑H Conference Center invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National 4‑H Youth Summit on Agri-Science at National 4‑H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Complete the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science Proposal form by October 17, 2019 for an opportunity to present at the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science.

Visit Online

Healthy Living: February 13 - 16, 2020

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 13 – 16, 2020. National Youth Summit on Healthy Living 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, D.C. All-you-can-eat meals are served at the Clover Cafe at National 4‑H Conference Center.

Participants

National Youth Summit on Healthy Living 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.

2019 Summit Orientation Webinar On Demand

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

View Webinar

Fees

Registration Fees

  • Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $610
  • Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $725
  • Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $905

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

  • Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Information

Adult Chaperones

  • 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 (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

2019 Agenda

Download

How to Register, Media Release, and Code of Conduct

How to Register

Download

Media Release & Code of Conduct

Download

Request for Proposal: National Youth Summit on Healthy Living

National 4‑H Conference Center invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National 4‑H Youth Summit Series on Healthy Living at National 4‑H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Complete the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living Speaker Proposal form by December 6, 2019 for an opportunity to present at the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living.

Visit Online

Photography: February 26 - March 1, 2020

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 Photography Summit will take place February 26 – March 1, 2020. 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, D.C. Buffet-style meals are served in the Clover Dining Room at National 4‑H Conference Center.

girl taking photo of plants

Participants

National Youth Photography 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

Registration Fees

  • Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $725
  • Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $875
  • Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $1050

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

  • Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Information

Adult Chaperones

  • 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 (needed for all participants):

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

 

Resources

2019 Agenda

Download

Cvent-How To Register

Download

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.