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

(Canceled for 2021)

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.

Watch this video to learn more about Youth Tour!


Touchstone Energy Camp

(Canceled for 2021)

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. 

Watch this video to learn more about Touchstone Energy Camp!


   2021 Parke County REMC   

 Scholarship Program  

If your parents are Parke County REMC members, who are full-time residents in the Parke County REMC service territory, you can apply for 1 of 7 scholarships worth $1000.


Experience co-op careers this June!

  • Unsure what career path to take?

  • Interested in seeing what a cooperative has to offer?



High School students interested in entering a career in the electrical industry are encouraged to apply for our CO-OP CAREER EXPLORATION! Selected students will be expected to attend events from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 pm. on Wednesdays in June.

Seats are limited so do not delay, apply today!

Deadline Extended! Applications are due by April 26, 2021

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

  • Engineering

  • GIS/Mapping

  • Staking

  • Energy Audits

  • Accounting & Finance

  • Human Resources

  • Marketing & Communications

  • Information Technology

  • Member Services & Billing

Students will select their top 6 positions to shadow; schedule will be made accordingly. Students may be able to job shadow all 6 positions if time allows. For a brief overview of each position, please view the application. 

Example Schedule 

Please contact us with any questions! We are excited to host this program and want to ensure we meet students expectations. Please direct questions to Madison Cooper or message our Facebook page!

Madison can be reached at 765-569-3133 ext. 1634 or