Camp provides adventure and education

Posted on Jul 30 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

From left, Touchstone Energy Camp participants were Dylan Baker, Jeffery Mullen and Quinton Yoder.

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

LaGrange County REMC sponsored three Lakeland Middle School students — Quinton Yoder, Dylan Baker and Jeffery Mullen — to travel to Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, for four days of fun this June. They joined more than 130 other students.

An annual event, 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.

“Touchstone Energy provides immeasurable benefits to both our community and cooperative,” LaGrange County REMC CEO Mark Leu said. “We’re glad to support our youth at this camp.”

But don’t take our word for it. Hear about the experience straight from the campers:

Quinton Yoder said, “I really enjoyed building a pole (cross beam), making circuits and getting a ride in the bucket truck. I also enjoyed making new friends, zip lining, swimming in the lake and, of course, the food!”

Dylan Baker added, “I enjoyed zip lining the most because I don’t always have the opportunity to do that type of activity. One new thing I learned was that LED lightbulbs are more energy efficient than regular lightbulbs.”

LaGrange County REMC is proud to support the camp and the fun, educational opportunities it provides for our local youth.