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by Rhoda Venture
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DECA has played a powerful role in shaping entrepreneurs and business leaders for 75 years.  It has touched the lives of more than 10 million people since its inception in 1946.  Currently, there are 3,200 high school chapters and more than 152,000 members. 

Why am I sharing these stats?  Because DECA is bringing them all together for a high-energy, heavy-hitting weekend of exploration and networking in Arlington this November.

Are you ready for the ultimate power trip?


The Ultimate DECA Power Trip

November 11-13, 2022 in Arlington, VA

The Ultimate DECA Power Trip Conference takes place this November in Arlington, Virginia – minutes from our nation’s capital!

DECA organizations from high schools, colleges, and businesses will come together for three days of intense learning labs, competitive role-play, college and career exhibits, and valuable networking opportunities.


What Happens

The 2022 conference highlights the skills you need to succeed in a technology-based, global workplace.  These include:

  • Financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy
  • Creativity and innovations
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Leadership and responsibility


Interactive sessions underscore the importance and relevance of these skills today and in the future.  If you’re planning for a successful future, be sure to plan your DECA power trip!


While You’re in the Washington D.C. Area…

There are standard favorites and must-dos in the D.C. area… the Smithsonian Museums, monuments, and memorials, and a walk past 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

White House

However, there’s so much more to experience in our nation’s capital than you may realize. Here are a few highlights you won’t want to miss!

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The National Museum of the Marine Corps tells more than 200+ years of the Marine Corps’ rich history, with collections that highlight “the warrior on the front lines to the families on the home front.” It’s a great venue for student groups, who can even enjoy a boxed lunch in the Devil Dog Diner!

National Archives

The National Archives is a great chance to study how the actions of the Federal Government are based on our Constitution. Participants take on the roles of archivists and researchers completing a very important assignment: providing the President of the United States with real-life examples of our Constitution in action.

National Archives

The National Archives also houses the three original “Charters of Freedom,” including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

The National Air & Space Museum Annex at Dulles Airport (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center)

This facility is a companion facility to the National Air & Space Museum on the Mall and a favorite venue for students. Some may remember the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center from the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie. It’s an in-depth experience of American aviation history (and home to Jetfire as well!)

FDR Memorial

Another highlight is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Situated halfway between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, its path winds past waterfalls, bronze sculptures, and FDR’s own powerful words carved into the granite walls.

All the D.C. memorials should be on your tour list, but this one really should not be missed.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Round out your itinerary with a stop at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Guided tours are available at this home of famous abolitionist and reformer, Frederick Douglass. Catch a glimpse of the statesman’s life, legacy, and impact on America.

Frederick Douglass

House of the Temple

Here’s a unique attraction that most don’t realize should be part of the itinerary! The Masonic House of the Temple offers a glimpse into the secret world of the masons.

The building, completed in 1915, is an adaptation of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It’s about 10 minutes outside of D.C. but definitely worth the stop.

How to Get There

Kaleidoscope Adventures has been a leader in student travel for 29+ years.  Plan your DECA power trip with a trusted company that understands the current travel climate and always puts student safety first.

KA’s expert planning team, online registration and payment system, and integral crowdfunding platform make planning your trip incredibly simple and convenient.

They’ll help you plan your DECA power trip like a pro!


Plan Your DECA Power Trip

Find out where the past meets your future – plan your DECA Power Trip to Arlington this November!


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