Canyon Camp, near Hinton, Oklahoma, is home to the Electric Cooperatives of Oklahoma Youth Power Energy Camp. Local cooperatives select outstanding eighth-grade students from their service areas to participate in the camp where they’ll experience firsthand the exciting world of rural electricity. Students get to watch safety demonstrations, climb a power line pole and watch a co-op crew at work. Plus, Canyon Camp offers volleyball tournaments, swimming, hiking and roasting marshmallows over an evening campfire.
While attending Energy Camp, students get the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills by working with newfound friends from every corner of the state. Youth Power Energy Camp is not only designed to help campers develop their leadership skills, but also to have summertime fun while learning about one of rural America’s most important industries – electrification. Best of all, campers will make lifelong friendships!
Jesi Coats (left) and Cloie McCalip (right) are Northfork Electric’s 2019 Energy Camp representatives. Coats, a member of the Binger community for the week said, “My favorite thing about Energy Camp was making new friends.” McCalip, the Guymon Board president said, “I liked the dance party and climbing the electric pole the best.”