Energy Camp

Energy Camp

Energy Camp is a four-day action-packed adventure for eighth-graders. Energy Camp helps develop leadership skills and promotes teamwork while teaching about cooperative enterprises, the rural electrification program and electrical safety. Each year, REC sponsors eight students to go to camp, which will be held at the end of May at Canyon Camp, near Hinton, Okla. While Energy Camp offers many traditional summer camp activities like swimming, hiking, basketball, and a ropes course, students also have the unique opportunity to climb a utility pole, ride in a bucket truck, go to Celebration Station. They’ll take home a new-found confidence and a host of new friends from all over Oklahoma.

THE CONTEST.  The Energy Camp competition consist of writing an essay of no less than 250 words on a topic provided by the Cooperative. 

PRESENTATION TOPIC.  Imagine traveling backwards or forward in time then write a letter to an REC member (corresponding with the time period) about how life in the new time period is different regarding the use of electricity.


  • Currently enrolled in the eight grade
  • Write an essay of no less than 250 on topic provided.
  • Essay must be typed and double-spaced  on 8 1/2" X 11" paper
  • Complete the entry form. 
  • No name should appear on the essay, but must be included on the entry form along with school name, teacher's name and contact information.