Close Up Washington is the nation’s premier civic experience! Immerse yourself in all that Washington, DC, has to offer and explore the famous monuments, world-renowned museums, and hallowed institutions that define our past, inspire our present, and impact our future. Envision the humbling moment when you read the Gettysburg Address in the chamber of the Lincoln Memorial for the first time. Discover our nation’s rich history and culture as you explore one of DC’s incredible Smithsonian museums. Imagine walking through the halls of Congress to witness our democracy in action! Close Up programs give you these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that bring history to life! You will better understand how the founding of our nation impacts us today. Your experience with Close Up will be unlike any other! Close Up ensures you have the safest and most memorable experience possible through our all-inclusive package that includes travel, lodging, 24-hour supervision, and access to medical care. Close Up’s highly-trained instructors guide you as you participate in thrilling and unforgettable activities in our nation’s capital!  You will:   • Make lifelong friendships as you exchange ideas with students from around the country;   • Visit the world-renowned Smithsonian Museums where history, science, art, and culture come alive;   • Discuss the events that have shaped our world through visits to DC’s must-see sites, including Arlington National Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard; and   • Take part in an exciting, hands-on Mock Congress and learn more about the issues you care about the most!   Susan, Parent, MI “EVERY KID SHOULD GET THE CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN CLOSE UP!” The Close Up Experience