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Youth Tour and Camp

Attention High School Juniors and Seniors

Win an all-expense paid trip to either Washington, D.C.,

or a week at Leadership Camp in the mountains

     For over 50 years, electric cooperatives have sponsored high school students from across America to visit the nation’s capital and meet their members of Congress. Grand Valley Power would like to sponsor you. If you are a high school junior or senior, you could be part of this tremendous Youth Tour opportunity.

     During your all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 8 - 15, 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with over 1,500 high school juniors from around the United States. Students gain a personal understanding of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their representatives and senators and exploring the sights around the nation’s capital. Don’t be surprised if you run into a former Youth Tour participant who is a congressional aide on Capitol Hill. Over 40,000 students, from cooperatives across America like Grand Valley Power, have participated in this unique program. It is an opportunity for an experience of a lifetime and to make some great new friends.

     Or, you could win an all-expense-paid trip to Clark, Colorado, located just outside of Steamboat Springs, July 15 - 20, 2017. High school juniors and seniors from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming will gather at a beautiful resort located along the Elk River and spend the week at an outstanding Leadership Camp. You’ll participate in activities to improve personal goals, set up and run your own cooperative, and get an inside view of the state and national legislatures. There is plenty of time for swim parties, barbecues, dances, and a banquet during the week. Many of the attendees call this camp a “life-changing” experience.

     All you have to do to enter either contest is to write a short essay on "The Most Important Role for Leaders Today" and return it along with the application to GVP by January 16, 2017. You must also meet the following qualifications: Your parents or guardians must receive electric service from GVP, you must currently be a high school junior or senior, and you must be at least 16 years old on or before January 1, 2017. 

     Applications are due by January 16, 2017. Click here for an application or email Christmas Wharton if you have questions.  


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