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2023 Youth Tour

Orange County REMC will sponsor up to two students on the annual Indiana Youth tour to Washington D.C. The 2023 Indiana Youth Tour is June 11-18.

Students entering their senior year in 2023 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. 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

March 1, 2023

How to Apply


The Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., provides young adults with the opportunity to travel to our nation's capital to:

  • Experience firsthand how our government functions

  • Learn about the complexities of today's electric utility industry

  • Discover the unique characteristics of cooperative business enterprise

  • Meet peers from around the country

Completing the application

To complete this application, you will need the following:

  • Your current class rank and GPA*

  • Your ACT and/or PSAT/SAT scores (optional)

  • A current photo of yourself to upload

  • A parent or guardian to digitally sign your application

Travel Dates & Cost

The Youth Tour delegation will depart from Indianapolis Sunday, June 11, 2023 and will return Sunday, June 18, 2023.

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.

  • Parent/guardian must be an electric member of Orange County REMC or a child of a REMC employee.

  • 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, Rachel McFadden 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.


Students will be selected by their local cooperative at the March 2023 board of director meeting. Ensure you have completed all steps required to be considered for the trip.

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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