U.S. Capitol

The White House

National Mall

Smithsonian Institute Castle

All of the sights pictured on this page (and more) were visited on CCA's 2019 Washington DC History trip. Click each picture to get more information about each place.


Every four years, CCA high school students have the chance to go on an amazing trip to Washington DC, a beloved CCA tradition of over twenty five years. This trip is a tremendous opportunity to visit our nation's capital and see the numerous monuments and memorials that honor and document the history of our country. Mr. Ringering, CCA History teacher, leads this trip to Washington DC, accompanied by other CCA staff.

This trip is not for the faint of heart. Temperatures can be quite high at 90-100 degrees with 85-95% humidity. Daily walking distances range from 8-20 miles. Trip participants must be responsible and reliable in following directions at all times.

Important trip planning information:

  • PARTICIPANTS: CCA high school students (accompanying parents/guardians are also eligible to attend). If space permits, 8th grade students may participate if accompanied by their parent/guardian.
  • APPLICATION: Students are required to complete a trip application.
  • SIZE: Up to 20 students and up to 10 accompanying adults
  • DATES: June 2023
  • COST: 2019 trip cost was $1,200 which included transportation, lodging/linens, meals, excursions, souvenir t-shirt & travel guide/map.
  • PAYMENTS: Installments are due in November, January, February, and March, and are NONREFUNDABLE once paid.
  • QUESTIONS: Contact Mr. Ringering or Mrs. Ringering

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

World War II Memorial

Korean War Memorial

Vietnam War Memorial

Arlington National Cemetary

Library of Congress

George Washington's Mt. Vernon

Reflecting Pool - Washington Monument

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Air and Space Museum

Natural History Museum

National Portrait Gallery