HPC Announces the Return of Youth Programs in 2022

Hendricks Power Cooperative has announced that in-person youth programs will return in 2022. Each year the organization provides sponsored programs to benefit local middle and high school students, including Camp Kilowatt, formerly Touchstone Energy Camp, and a Youth Tour Trip to Washington D.C.

Camp Kilowattwill be held June 8-11, 2022, at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Students currently in sixth grade are eligible to attend and are selected by Hendricks Power to participate in the all-inclusive three-day program. The students’ agenda combines traditional outdoor camp activities such as horseback riding, archery, zip-lining, and canoeing along with environmental education, electrical safety practices, and cooperative business education. Keep checking back on www.hendrickspower.com/camp-kilowatt.
Youth Tour is a week-long all-inclusive trip to Washington D.C. for current high school juniors. The trip is from June 16-23, 2022. Electric cooperatives throughout Indiana send a delegation of approximately 100 students that will travel to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from across the country. Throughout the trip, students will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials, take a night cruise on the Potomac River, and much more. For more information visit www.indianayouthtour.org.

Applications for both programs will be available December 6th, 2021 and will be due March 1, 2022. 

“I would highly encourage as many students as possible to apply for these programs,” stated Emily Hammell, Hendricks Power Cooperative’s Marketing Communications Manager. “Our Youth Tour and Camp Kilowatt programs are both once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. We receive great feedback from the students and parents who participate, but we have seen a decline in the number of applicants in the last few years, even prior to COVID-19. These are fully sponsored programs and we need a little help getting the word out.  We are asking members to share these programs and deadlines with local schools and other student groups.”  Cochran also added, “We are hoping to receive a stronger interest so that we can expand these programs and get more students to take advantage of these opportunities.”

Kids practicing archery