2025 Conference

Save the date now for next year’s annual Youth Leadership Conference whether you wish to attend as a new student or as a returning senior student mentor.

April 24, 2025 through April 27, 2025

The 2025 Youth Leadership Conference begins on Thursday, April 24, 2025 with onsite student registration commencing at 1:00 p.m. and finishes Sunday, April 27, 2025 at 2:00 p.m. Parents may visit to observe the lessons at any point of the conference, but are especially encouraged to join us for the closing ceremony on Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m.


To be determined by AIYLC fundraising events.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is targeted for March 15, 2025. The 2025 Application will be posted in the near future after we make several updates.

Eligible Participants

High school students from public, private, or home schools. 45 students maximum per conference.


The conference will be held at the scenic Jamestown 4-H Education Center, including sleeping accommodations, dining facilities, and food. The conference includes field trips to the Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Yorktown Battlefield.

Jamestown 4-H Education Center

3751 4-H Club Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Dress Code:

  • Collared shirts or non-controversial T-shirts.
  • Clothing for all weather possibilities.
  • Pants, jeans, or shorts. Skirts are not recommended for this environment. 
  • No ripped or fringed clothing-even if it is the style of the garment. 
  • No short-shorts, mini-skirts, midriff revealing, low necklines, or other revealing clothing. 
  • No wallet chains. 
  • No hats indoors, but they are permitted during the outdoor portion of tours.
  • Shoes should be comfortable for a camp setting and walking tours.
  • No JROTC uniforms are required. 

Items to Bring:

  • Pillow and bedding for a standard twin bed, or a sleeping bag. 
  • Toiletry items, washcloths, towels and soap, shower shoes. 
  • Camera, flashlight, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, and raincoat/umbrella. 
  • Some money for memento shopping at guided tour site gift shops.