Camp offers unique experience

Posted on Aug 07 2022 in LaGrange County REMC

Riding in a bucket truck, zip lining and making new friends are what students will remember from their time spent at Camp Kilowatt this summer.

LaGrange County REMC sponsored Prairie Heights incoming seventh grader, Jeremiah Hinkle (pictured at right), to travel to Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, for four days of fun June 8-11. He joined nearly 80 other students from around Indiana.

Students entering seventh grade this fall were eligible to attend, and applications were judged anonymously to select the participants.

Campers enjoyed traditional outdoor camp activities, such as horseback riding, swimming, campfires and rock climbing. In addition to these activities, campers learned about the environment, electrical safety practices and the cooperative business model. 

“Camp Kilowatt provides immeasurable benefits to students across the state,” LaGrange County REMC CEO Mark Leu said. “We’re happy to support youth from LaGrange County at this camp.”

Hinkle said, “I really enjoyed making friends, swimming and horseback riding. The counselors and chaperones were so nice and helpful!” He would definitely recommend the camp to others who are considering applying next year.

LaGrange County REMC is happy to support the development of the young people in our community through the cooperative principle of concern for community.