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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 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 Capitol 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.


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


Add these elements to our legendary monument tour and worship 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 -

Aryn Young, Assistant Program Director -

2021 Back to DC

  • Arlington, VA September 15-20, 2021
    Students: $469.00 Parents: $399.00
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, September 15. Please plan to leave by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 20. If you are interested in organizing a carpool, you can contact us by emailing



For those flying

Book your flight into Reagan National (DCA). Please arrive between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15. Plan to depart after 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20. 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.


Note: Any flights arriving after or departing before the time frames listed above will not be accommodated without direct permission from the Program Director, Quinton Cools.


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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


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
  • Enough money to buy yourself lunch on 3 days (casual dining, like Subway, Chick fil A and McDonalds).
  • Comfortable walking shoes – both professional and casual. It is a big city and we walk a lot. Please – don’t neglect this.
  • A snack to share at Coffeehouse
  • Wallet or purse to carry passes, schedules, ID’s, etc.
  • Photo ID (if you have one)
  • Umbrella and jacket, in case of inclement weather
  • Extra money for souvenirs, sight-seeing, etc (optional)
  • Money for the TeenPact store (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 interested in attending Back to DC with your student, register at