Each year Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative Inc. along with Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives sponsor eighth grade students to Youth Power Energy Camp. The camp is designed to help develop leadership skills, have summertime fun, and at the same time learn about one of rural America's most important industries - rural electrification.
The students who participated in Oklahoma Youth Power Energy Camp have the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures that Canyon Camp in Hinton, OK has to offer. While at Canyon Camp students will enjoyed volleyball, swimming, and hiking. They will visit one of the largest generating facilities in Oklahoma at Anadarko, experienced first-hand the exciting world of rural electricity, watch safety demonstrations, climb a pole, and take a bucket truck rides. They learn about “Life Before Electricity” and view many items used before farm homes had the convenience of electricity. While at camp students will have the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills by working with new found friends from every corner of the state to setup and run their own cooperative business.
The students serving as delegates from Cookson Hills Electric must be in the eighth grade and be recommended by their school counselor or teachers. The students who attend this camp are outstanding eighth graders chosen from across the state to represent their local rural electric cooperative during the four days at Canyon Camp.