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Energy Camp


2016 EC attendees Kody Craddock & Avian House, both of Binger.

Heads up Eighth Graders!!!

You and an eighth-grade buddy could win a trip to Youth Power Energy Camp this summer.

Energy Camp focuses its leadership qualities and learning opportunities on the great outdoors. A four day stay in the beautiful Canyon Camp area east of Hinton with day trips to some of the finest and most interesting places in Oklahoma. Eighth-grade students who are just beginning to understand the need for great leaders are what we look for to attend Energy Camp.girl on pole

Each year, CKenergy Electric Cooperative joins Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives and electric cooperatives from across the state in sponsoring the Youth Power Energy Camp at Camp Canyon near Hinton, OK.  The camp slated for May 30-June 2, 2017, is designed to help students develop leadership skills while having lots of fun.

While at the camp, the teens attend sessions on energy, electrical safety, and rural electric careers.  They also elect their own board of directors and operate a coke and candy cooperative.  Other special activities include hands-on electrical demonstrations, pole-climbing and bucket truck rides, a ropes course, swimming, an energy battle tournament, and a trip to Celebration Station for video games and go-cart rides.

A group of Energy Campers with CKEC Linemen during the bucket truck rides.

A group of Energy Campers with CKEC Linemen during the bucket truck rides.

This year the essay topic, “What I would miss most without electricity,” must be submitted by a team of two eighth grade students currently attending school within CKEC’s service territory.  The essay must be at least 100 words in length.  Essays will be judged on content, style, and accuracy.  Two teams will be selected from the submitted essays to represent the cooperative at Energy Camp.  CKEC covers all expenses related to the camp including transportation to and from Camp Canyon.

Submit the completed essay and cover sheet to Devin Whittington, P.O. Box 70, Binger, OK 73009 or Lisa Willard, CKenergy P.O. Box 100, Cordell, OK  73632.

Contest Rules:

The teams of students must currently be classified as eighth-grade students attending a  school in CKEC’s service territory.  The students will be required to write an essay of at least 100 words in length on the topic, “What I would miss most without electricity.”  Essays are to be written legibly or typed, double spaced on only one side of the paper.  Attach a cover page which includes name, parent’s name, address, phone number, school, and shirt size.
1.  Essays will be judged on the basis of knowledge of subject, 40%; originality, 30%; composition, 15%; grammar, spelling and punctuation, 15%.
2.  Deadline for essays is April 17, 2017.
3.  Dates for the 2017 Youth Power Energy Camp are May 30-June 2, 2017.