Youth Programs

Parke County REMC has several options for students of different ages to participate in amazing trips and hands-on learning opportunities.

Youth Tour​ to Washington DC​       Application Closed

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities. The trip features visits to the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials and much more. Students must be current high school juniors to apply. Learn more by clicking here!

Please note that applicants must be a son, daughter, or legal ward of a Parke County REMC member. The 2024 application deadline was March 1, 2024. For questions, please call 765-569-3133.

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Camp Kilowatt                     Application Closed

For many years, Camp Kilowatt (previously Touchstone Energy® Camp) has educated over 1,000 sixth grade students about how to stay safe around electricity, while also providing campers a chance to participate in a wide variety of outdoor camp activities.

Campers enjoy horseback riding, zip lining and swimming, while also experiencing interactive lessons about safe electricity, working together in teams in a hands-on equipment connecting simulation, and wiring a table top demo to light up a bulb. Learn more by clicking here!

Please note that applicants must be a son, daughter, or legal ward of a Parke County REMC member. The 2024 application deadline was March 1, 2024. For questions, please call 765-569-3133.

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Parke County REMC Scholarship Program

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program. Our 2024 scholarship application deadline was February 9, 2024.

 

Page Day with the Indiana Senate gives high school students an opportunity to learn about their state government and how bills become law. Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet their legislator.

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