Each year, Cimarron Electric joins the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives to sponsor the Youth Power Energy Camp near Red Rock Canyon, located east of Hinton, Oklahoma. The camp, slated for late May (beginning the day after Memorial Day, when most schools have been dismissed for the summer), is designed to help students develop leadership skills while having lots of fun!
By forming their own cooperative business, camp participants will learn about leadership and business while interacting with other 8th graders from across the state. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn about generating and distributing electricity by touring the electric generation facilities at Western Farmers Electric Cooperative in Anadarko and the offices of Caddo Electric Cooperative in Binger. Linemen will put on safety demonstrations and students will even get a chance to try their hand at riding bucket trucks and climbing poles!
And that's not all! Campers will start the summer out right by making new friends and taking part in a variety of activities including volleyball, swimming, ping pong, hiking, and a special “surprise” outing.