A four-day action-packed adventure for eighth-graders, Energy Camp helps develop leadership skills and promotes teamwork while teaching about cooperative enterprises, the rural electrification program and electrical safety. Each year, OEC sponsors two students to the camp, which will be held May 29-June 1, 2018 at Canyon Camp, near Hinton, Okla.
While Energy Camp offers many traditional summer camp activities like swimming, hiking, basketball, and a ropes course, teens also have the unique opportunity to climb a utility pole, ride in the basket of a bucket truck, watch a co-op crew at work, and create and run a co-op business. They’ll take home a new-found confidence and a host of new friends—like minded peers from all over Oklahoma.
Students currently enrolled in the eighth grade within OEC's service territory are eligible to compete for a spot at Energy Camp.
Applicants must submit a resume of their curricular, extracurricular, and leadership activities/awards; a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other school official; and write a 250-500 word statement about the kind of leader they want to be. There will also be an online form for the applicant to fill out and upload their word document and letter. Of course, hard copies will also be available and may be snail mailed. Students must complete the application form and submit it along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator to email@example.com or mail to:
OEC Energy Camp
PO Box 1208
Norman OK 73070
DEADLINE: Sunday, April 1, 2018 by midnight. Follow OEC Youth Programs on Facebook @OECYouth for contest notifications.