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2022 Youth Tour

Orange County REMC will sponsor up to two students on the annual Indiana Youth tour to Washington D.C. The 2022 Indiana Youth Tour is June 16-23.

Students entering their senior year in 2022 are eligible to attend and are selected by their local cooperative to participate in the weeklong trip. Indiana will send a delegation of students from throughout the state to convene with students from up to 46 other states.

Orange County REMC is pleased to provide this opportunity for our local youth,” Hope Matthew, marketing and communications coordinator, said. “It’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sites, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process.”

Application Deadline

February 25, 2022

How to Apply


Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery and Smithsonian museums. The students will also tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Franklin D. Roosevelt memorials, take a night cruise on the Potomac River and much more.

The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth event hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and spend a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation to ask questions and share their thoughts on a variety of timely issues.

Travel Dates & Cost

The Youth Tour delegation will depart from Indianapolis Thursday, June 16, 2022, and return Thursday, June 23, 2022.

All travel expenses to and from Indianapolis to Washington, D.C., meals, lodging and scheduled event fees will be paid for by the sponsors of the Youth Tour. Travel to and from Indianapolis and a student’s home and incidental expenses incurred by the student will not be covered.

NOTE: Failure to provide Indiana Electric Cooperatives with a minimum of 45 days cancellation notice could result in a participant’s parents or guardians being billed for all or a portion of the trip’s expenses.


To be eligible for the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington D.C., the following provisions will govern the acceptance of applicants from the local cooperatives:

  • Applicants must have completed their junior year in high school, and be enrolled for their senior year. Home-schooled students are eligible to apply.

  • Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., requires a great deal of physical fitness and stamina and may not be designed for individuals who need significant assistance for personal care, require constant one-on-one support, or have great difficulty managing their behavior in group settings. If an applicant has a special health care need, contact Youth Tour Director, Ann Mears at before submitting an application. Health conditions requiring advance clearance include, but are not limited to: insulin-dependent diabetes, cardiac situations, asthma, seizure disorders, mental illness, autism spectrum and food allergies. We cannot accommodate serious food allergies.

  • Additional criteria may be required by your local cooperative


Students will be selected by their local cooperative. Ensure you have completed all steps required to be considered for the trip. Some cooperatives have requirements in addition to this application. For more information about the selection process, contact your local cooperative.

For more information about the 2022 Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., visit our website at or contact Hope Matthew at


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