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.

Please note that students must live on Parke County REMC lines to be eligible.

Watch this video to learn more about Youth Tour!

Camp Kilowatt (Formerly Touchstone Energy Camp) - Application Closed

For many years, 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. 

Please note that students must live on Parke County REMC lines to be eligible.

Watch this video to learn more about Camp Kilowatt!

2023 Parke County REMC Scholarship Program - Application Closed

SENIOR STUDENTS: Apply by February 14, 2023!  One scholarship will be awarded to each of our seven districts within our service territory! $2000 award maximum ($500 per year).


Unsure what career path to take? Interested in seeing what a cooperative has to offer?

Apply for our CO-OP CAREER EXPLORATION by May 15, 2023!

Students will have the option to shadow several different positions within the cooperative, please view the list below: 

  • CEO
  • Linemen
  • Metering Department
  • Inventory Control
  • Operations Coordinator
  • GIS/Mapping
  • Staking
  • Energy Audits
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Member Services & Billing
  • Parke Professional Services (PPS)

For more information, please view the application.

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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