OEC searching for best 8th graders

OEC searching for best 8th graders

OEC is searching for the best and brightest eighth grade students in our seven-county service area to send to the action-packed, four day Youth Power Energy Camp!

Energy Camp is set for May 29-June 1 at Canyon Camp and Conference Center near Hinton. Each year, OEC sponsors up to four students to attend the camp, where they will join 80 of their peers from across the state. Energy Camp helps develop leadership skills and promotes teamwork while teaching about cooperative principles, rural electrification and electrical safety.

"Energy Camp is one of the most fun youth programs we offer," said Tory Tedder-Loffland, education and outreach coordinator. "It's a great way for young people to develop leadership skills while learning about the co-op business model, having fun and meeting new friends."

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 an electric pole like a lineman, ride in the basket of a bucket truck and learn about electric safety measures. 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 eighth grade qualify. Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal or community leader, along with a completed application no later than April 1 at midnight. The application and more information can be found at www.okcoop.org/EnergyCamp.

Energy Camp is part of OEC's youth development initiative, L.E.A.R.N.: Leading, Educating, Advancing and Rewarding the Next generation. L.E.A.R.N. encompasses the catalog of youth programs OEC offers to students, teachers and schools in our service area.

If you have questions regarding the contest, Energy Camp or other OEC youth programs, contact Tory Tedder-Loffland at 217-6726 or tory@okcoop.org, or visit www.okcoop.org.


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