Youth Energy Leadership Camp

Application deadline is April 26, 2019.

Camp dates: July 8-12, 2019

Open to high school-aged freshmen, sophomores or juniors

Located at the 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 2020.

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.

Please submit your application form by April 26, 2019.

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 9, 2019.
  • If chosen, we ask that you write a short essay on your experience and submit some pictures for our monthly newsletter.
  • 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!

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