Kankakee Valley REMC to sponsor summer youth programs

Kankakee Valley REMC to sponsor summer youth programs
By: Kankakee Valley REMC Last Updated: February 5, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for two Kankakee Valley REMC sponsored youth experiences. Youth Tour to Washington, D.C and Touchstone Energy Camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana are great opportunities to enhance youth’s leadership skills, meet new friends and learn more about electric cooperatives.

Kankakee Valley REMC will sponsor six students at the annual Touchstone Energy Camp. The camp will be held June 3-6, 2020, at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana.

Students entering seventh grade in 2020 are eligible to attend and are selected by Kankakee Valley REMC to participate in the three-day program. The students’ agenda combines traditional outdoor camp activities with environmental education, electrical safety practices and cooperative business education.

“This is a great way for students to learn about the role of the electric cooperative in their community. On top of that, they get to experience all the fun of camp,” said Amanda Steeb, director of marketing and communications for Kankakee Valley REMC.

In addition, Kankakee Valley REMC will sponsor four students on the annual Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The 2020 Indiana Youth Tour is June 18-25. If you had always wanted to visit Washington D.C., this is the trip for you!

Students entering their senior year in 2020 are eligible to attend and are selected by Kankakee Valley REMC to participate in the all-expense paid weeklong trip. Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 100 students from throughout the state. The students travel to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from up to 46 states.

“Youth Tour is 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. Students that have attended in the past can’t say enough about the amazing experience they had and life-long friends they made,” stated Steeb.

Applications for Youth Tour and Touchstone Energy Camp are available by visiting kvremc.com and clicking on the Community Programs tab and then Youth Programs. Everyone is welcome to apply for Youth Tour and Touchstone Energy Camp, but priority will be given to students of KV REMC member-consumers over non-member-consumers. Applications can only be accepted online. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Steeb at Kankakee Valley REMC, 219-733-2511 or asteeb@kvremc.com. Applications are due by March 2.