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Youth Tour and Camp Information
During your all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., you’ll have the opportunity to connect with over 1,800 high school juniors and seniors 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. This year's trip will be from June 7-14, 2018.
The Cooperative Leadership Camp is an all-expense-paid trip to Clark, Colorado, located just outside of Steamboat Springs. 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 rafting the Colorado River, hiking to Fish Creek Falls, riding the gondola to Mt. Werner, banquets, BBQ's, dancing and more. Many of the attendees call this camp a “life-changing” experience. This year's trip will be from July 14-19, 2018.
High school juniors and seniors* whose parents or guardians are members of Grand Valley Power.
*You must currently be a high school junior or senior, and you must be at least 16 years old on or before January 1, 2018.
Completed applications must be dropped off at our main office, mailed with postmark by January 5, 2018, or by our online submission form (see below). Winners will be contacted by January 26, 2018 and selected by the board of directors community committee.