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 28-31, 2019 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.
Students currently enrolled in eighth grade and attending a school located within OEC’s service territory qualify. Homeschooled students living within the OEC service territory and at the equivalent eighth grade level qualify.
- Applicants must write a 250 - 500 word essay about leadership. Discuss what makes a great leader and what kind of leader you want to be.
- Applicants must submit a resume of their curricular, extracurricular and leadership activities. Include awards, recognitions or certificates received. Also include club memberships, offices held, hobbies, community involvement and special interests.
- Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal or community leader.
- Fill out the online entry form at www.okcoop.org/EnergyCamp and upload the essay, resume and letter of recommendation OR mail all items to:
Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
Attn: Energy Camp
PO Box 1208
Norman OK 73070-1208
DEADLINE: Monday, April 8, 2019 at midnight (mailed applications must be received by April 8)