The Rural Electric Youth Camp involves about 100 highly motivated high school-aged men and women from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado whose rural homes are served by one of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association’s member systems. The camp offers educational and recreational experiences, leadership training, environmental awareness, character building, and social interaction.
Through workshops and guest speakers, students learn about energy generation, electric safety, and careers in the rural electric program. A highlight of the camp is the tour of the Gerald Gentleman Power Station near North Platte and the Kingsley Hydro-electric Power Plant near Ogallala.
The week is intermingled with fun activities, including sports tournaments, canoeing, dancing, a get-acquainted party, and some free time to socialize and make new friends.
Leadership is stressed when students compete to win a free trip to Washington D.C. as ambassadors and/or return to the next year’s camp as a junior counselor.
Those selected by Northwest Rural Public Power District will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Youth Energy Leadership Camp at the State 4-H Camp near Halsey.
2022 Youth Energy Leadership Camp Application Form Due May 20, 2022
If you need more information, contact Northwest Rural Public Power District.