Youth Leadership Camp July 15-20, 2017
Students, ambassadors, and camp counselors (150 strong) meet in Steamboat Springs for a fun-filled week learning about electric cooperatives. Students stay at the Glen Eden Resort located in Clark, Colorado which is 24 miles north of Steamboat Springs near Steamboat Lake.
Students are chosen and sponsored by rural electric cooperatives from all over Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. The camp is designed to provide a better understanding of cooperatives, legislative processes, energy prices, power generation, and the rural electric cooperative program. The camp also concentrates on developing leadership skills to handle the challenges of the future.
Attendees form a cooperative and elect a board of directors. They are involved in co-op activities, serving on one of the camp activity committees. This provides an excellent learning experience. Field trips include a tour of the Trapper Coal Mine, the Craig Station Power Plant, the top of Mt. Warner, Steamboat Springs, and a raft trip on the Colorado River. Various committees are responsible for planning a hot springs swimming party, a dance, a banquet, and other evening entertainment.
Although much of camp is dedicated to learning, fun is also on the agenda. Participants have the opportunity to participate in activities like beach volleyball, swimming, tennis and dancing.
K.C. Electric will select two winners. Students will be asked to write an essay and it will be judged by a panel of experts. One essay and one application will be sufficient for both the Washington, D.C. trip and the Glen Eden trip. The first place winner will select between the Washington D. C. trip and Glen Eden. The second place winner will be offered the remaining trip. Both are excellent learning opportunities. Either of them will look great on a resume or scholarship application.
If you are interested in this all expenses paid trip, please contact your school counselor, call Member Services at 719-743-2431, or download the application below.The submission deadline is December 31, 2016. The contest is open to all sophomore, junior or senior class students whose parents or legal guardians are K.C. Electric members.
Mail your application to:
K.C. Electric Association
ATTN: George Ehlers
PO Box 8
Hugo, CO 80821