Do you want to spend a week with hundreds of other high school students at the Glen Eden Resort near Steamboat Springs? San Miguel proudly sponsors two high school junior students to attend the Cooperative Youth Leadership camp - week long adventure in Clark, Colorado.
What is the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp?
Every July, nearly 100 high school students travel to Clark, Colorado (north of Steamboat Springs) after being selected by their local cooperatives as participants. The primary objective of the camp is to provide an educational experience for young people on the organization and operation of a cooperative. Students will develop leadership skills that will assist them with the challenges they will face in the future.
The best way to learn about cooperatives is to form one, and that is exactly what the participants do. When students arrive the first day, they form a cooperative and elect a board of directors. Each member of the cooperative is expected to take part in the workings of the co-op by seeking election to the board or by serving on one of the camp activity committees.
A number of special presentations are highlighted at the camp. Students learn electrical safety and how to prevent electrical shock. Students will also participate in a legislative simulation. The entire group will visit the Craig Station Power Plant, the largest electric generating station in Colorado, and the Trapper Coal Mine which supplies Craig.
Of course, there is plenty of time for FUN! Glen Eden Resort has volleyball courts, a swimming pool, hot tubs, and tennis courts. There will be nights by the campfire, dances, banquets, pizza parties, trips to the top of Mt. Warner, and time to explore Steamboat Springs, one of the premier ski resorts in the world.
Tour Dates: July 14 - 19, 2013
Application Deadline: December 14, 2012
You may pick up an application from your school counselor, at the San Miguel Power office nearest you or download it here.
Requirements for interested students:
For more information on the CREA Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp visit http://www.crea.coop/youth_activities.htm.