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Experience life on Capitol Hill with like-minded peers from all around the country. This event is designed to provide you world-class leadership and political training through a partnership with the conservative Leadership Institute, while exposing you to the sights and sounds of our nation’s capital.



Back to DC was our very first alumni program in TeenPact. Every year, students from all around the United States choose this as their opportunity to experience our nation’s capital. This is a fast-paced, week-long experience where you’ll see Washington as never before!


TeenPact Back to DC will take you onto Capital Hill and through the halls of power as you brush shoulders with great leaders, visit historical landmarks, and learn how to make your own impact. We will welcome a handful of nationally-acclaimed conservative speakers to present to speak with our student body.


Through our partnership with the conservative Leadership Institute, we bring you top-notch training in political philosophy, activism, and campaigning. You’ll use these tools to run an energetic mock Presidential campaign.


Add these elements to our legendary monument tour and worship music in the heart of the city,  you’re signing up for an experience that could only happen at TeenPact.


Anyone who has attended Back to DC can tell you that this experience is a highlight among TeenPact events. Mark your calendar and plan on joining us in our nation’s capital!


Contact Information

Quinton Cools, Program Director -

Back to DC

  • Arlington, VA October 9-14, 2019
    Students: $449Parents: $379
Program Director Quinton Cools Event Director Peter Martin

For those driving

Please arrive at the Leadership Institute  between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Please plan to leave by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 14. If you are interested in organizing a carpool, please let us know so we can connect you with other students from your area.



For those flying

Book your flight into either Reagan National (preferably) or Washington Dulles (secondarily). Please arrive between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Plan to depart after 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14. TeenPact staff will meet you at your baggage claim when you arrive. Please wear a TeenPact shirt to help us find you. We will deliver you back to your ticketing counter for your departing flight.


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The Leadership Institute

Participant lodging will be split between two locations at Back to DC, the Leadership Institute dorms and a local hotel that accommodates our additional rooming needs. All registrants will receive an informative email prior to the event with specific details about what to bring.


The Leadership Institute:

1101 North Highland Street, Arlington, VA 22201


Directions and parking information can be found at There are a few local parking garages nearby, as well as street parking. TeenPact will not have any reserved parking in this downtown location.


For questions about housing accommodations, please contact Quinton Cools at



  • Bible, notebook, pen, reusable water bottle, flashlight
  • A snack to share at Coffeehouse
  • Money for the TeenPact store (optional)
  • Enough money to buy yourself lunch on 3 days (casual dining, like Quiznos, Chick fil A and Baja Fresh).
  • Photo ID (if you have one)
  • Wallet or purse to carry passes, schedules, ID’s, etc.
  • Umbrella and jacket, in case of inclement weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes – both professional and casual. It is a big city and we walk a lot. Please – don’t neglect this.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, sight-seeing, etc (optional)




  • DO NOT BRING any sort of weapon; we will be going through a lot of security checkpoints.
  • Remember, this is a media free event. Please leave mp3 players, laptops and the like in your bag or at home.


Parents and other Chaperones play a huge role at TeenPact events and we love having them involved! If you are a parent who would like to attend Back to DC with your student, register at