CEEI Youth Leadership Camp and Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Two Amazing Opportunities - One Application


High School Sophomores and Juniors,

It's your year to do cool stuff! These two summer activities have it all.  Leadership opportunities, fun adventures, the chance to meet your peers from other states, and dance with them!  Seriously.  You'll discover the power of cooperation and see how it affects policy at the highest levels of government.  Learn from history, experimentation, and each other.  That's not to mention... these look great on a resume.   Oh... and they're both free.

Check 'em out!


CREA/CEEI Youth Leadership Camp

The best way to learn about cooperatives is to form one.

That is what the participants do. They elect a board of directors and serve on camp activity committees. A number of special presentations are highlighted at the camp including electricity safety, leadership skills, avian protection, and a simulation to help students understand the legislative process.

Of course, there is plenty of time for recreation. Glen Eden Resort has a volleyball court, swimming pool, hot tubs and tennis courts. There is a dance, pizza parties, a banquet, a trip to the top of Mt. Warner, time to explore Steamboat Springs, and a raft trip on the Colorado River.

NRECA Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

You Could Spend a Week in Washington, D.C., All-Expenses-Paid.

You'll begin at our state Capitol, then fly to Washington, D.C.  There, you'll tour our nation's monuments and memorials, participate in a congressional simulation, attend Youth Day with over 1,500 students from across the country, take in a play, and visit your choice of Smithsonian Museums. 

You'll also attend dinners, a dance, and a career fair.  You'll also meet U.S. Senators and/or Representatives in person.

Participating in the Youth Tour is a great way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships with people from across the state and country.

Cool.  How do I apply?

SMPA pays for one student to attend each program, so the selection is competitive.  Winners will be the applicants who can best answer this question: