Local Students Attend Energy Camp
The 2018 “YouthPower” Energy Camp was held May 29 through June 1. Eighty outstanding eighth graders attended camp and were chosen from across the state by their local rural electric cooperatives. This year, CKEC sponsored five students to attend Energy Camp. Gabbi Miles, Zoey Anglin, McKaegan Gregory, Addison Bynum, & Sakaia Greeley. The campers represented their co-ops at Canyon Camp, just east of Hinton, OK.
“We had a terrific time at the 2018 camp,” said Stacy Howeth, OAEC Member Services Director and camp director. “The kids were very respectful and seemed to really appreciate the opportunity to attend this year’s camp.”
While at camp, the delegates attended sessions on leadership, electric safety and potential careers available at rural electric cooperatives. The campers elected directors to represent their districts during camp. The elected Board of Directors interviewed and ‘hired’ a manager and operated a coke and candy cooperative. Gabbi Miles had a successful campaign and was selected to serve on this year's Board of Directors at camp.
Other special activities of the four-day program included hands-on electric safety demonstrations, including a pole-climbing demonstration and bucket truck rides from the linemen, a slip-n-slide kickball tournament, hiking, an energy battle tournament and a trip to Celebration Station for arcade games, go-carts and pizza. Campers were also able to enjoy a dance that Thursday evening that included not just dancing but karaoke as well.
The “YouthPower Energy Camp” is coordinated by the OAEC and sponsored by the rural electric cooperatives.