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YOUTH ENERGY LEADERSHIP CAMP

Application Deadline

Application deadline is April 26, 2021.

Camp dates: July 19-23, 2021

Open to high school-aged freshmen, sophomores or juniors

Location

Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey

Looking for adventure and a little spark in your summer vacation? Consider attending the Nebraska Rural Electric Association Youth Energy Leadership Camp!

Open to any high school freshman, sophomore or junior with an awesome personality, excellent leadership potential and an interest in the public power industry, you’ll hang out with more than 60 other teens from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Colorado.

Prepare to have your mind blown as we teach you about electricity and the electrical utility industry, take you on tours through power-generating plants, let you experience what it’s like to campaign for and serve on a board of directors and show you how lineworkers get the job done.

Activities include:

Tours of Gerald Gentleman Power Station & Kingsley Hydroelectric Power Plant

High voltage trailer demonstration)

Utility pole climbing

Workshops & presentations by regional experts

Canoeing/Sports tournaments

Banquet/Dance

Talent show

In addition, three campers will be selected by their peers at the end of the week to represent Nebraska on a FREE trip to Washington, D.C. during the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour in 2022.

YELC is held at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, Nebraska. Don’t worry about the cost because Dawson PPD will sponsor you all the way. Bonus: Your parents will thank you from the bottom of their wallets. Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to turn in your application.

Requirements:

Only high school-aged freshmen, sophomores or juniors will be considered.
Dawson PPD will sponsor up to three teens to attend YELC. This includes meals, lodging and transportation to/from camp. Sorry, snacks are on your own.
Winners will be notified by May 10, 2021.
If chosen, we ask that you write a short essay on your experience and submit some pictures for our monthly newsletter.

Eligible town residence:

Applicants and/or their parent/guardian(s) must reside within Dawson PPD territory boundaries or in one of the following towns:

Amherst

Brady

Cozad

Eddyville

Elm Creek

Elwood

Eustis

Farnam

Gibbon

Gothenburg

Hershey

Kearney

Lexington

Maxwell

Miller

North Platte

Odessa

Overton

Pleasanton

Ravenna

Riverdale

Shelton

Smithfield

Sumner

We’re sorry. The application period has expired. Please try again next year!

Location

75191 Rd. 433
PO Box 777
Lexington, NE 68850

Call

(308) 324-2386
(800) 752-8305

Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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