Do you know a sixth-grade student who wants to learn more about electricity and attend a fun, educational summer camp? Make sure they know about this program!
March 1, 2024
Indiana’s 38 electric cooperatives are accepting applications from sixth-grade students (entering seventh grade in the fall of 2024) for Camp Kilowatt. Each year, students who attend camp have the opportunity to gain knowledge about the electrical cooperative industry and electricity, participate in fun summer activities and make new friends.
Camp Kilowatt is a three-night, four-day overnight camp hosted at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, and will take place June 5-8, 2024. Students will meet at Camp Tecumseh the afternoon of June 5 and immediately jump into fun activities and start making new friends. Each year, the camp committee works to develop a well-rounded schedule to strike a balance between education and fun. Activities include a live line safety demonstration, bucket truck rides, electrical pole climbing tutorial, and various activities involving circuit boards, renewables and even Internet safety.
Students will be selected for the trip based on applications submitted to their electric cooperative. All applicants must be sponsored by a rural electric cooperative, have completed sixth grade and are enrolled in seventh grade, and have adequate transportation to and from Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Home-schooled students are also eligible to apply. Individual electric cooperatives may also have specific requirements; please check with them for the full list of criteria.
To be eligible a student must:
Complete sixth grade and enrolled in seventh grade
Parent/guardian must be a REMC electric member
Child of a REMC employee
During the March 2024 board meeting, they will review the applications and pick up to two students to go to camp.
Camp Kilowatt also includes tons of FUN camp outdoor activities. Program highlights include swimming, canoeing, other lake activities, zip lining, archery, horseback riding, a climbing wall, field games and, of course – a campfire and hotdogs.