For nearly 40 years, high school students from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming have traveled to Clark, Colo., to spend five days learning about electricity, cooperatives and leadership as part of the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp.
The campers – totaling more than 80 this year – are all from electric co-op-served households in the states from which they hail. From a tour of Craig Station and Trapper Mine, to a day spent rafting down the Colorado River, the camp proves to be both educational and fun for participants.
Each camper is sponsored by their electric co-op, which enables them to attend the camp at no cost. In addition to sponsorships, Tri-State and a number of its Colorado and Wyoming member-systems attend camp as counselors, spending the week chaperoning, presenting and ensuring the camp runs smoothly.