REMC sends students to camp

Posted on Jul 26 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

Miami-Cass REMC sent, from left, Jacob Fuchs, Ashleigh Evans and Kara Baker to Touchstone Energy Camp this June. The camp allows students entering seventh grade to learn about electricity, electrical safety and electric cooperatives, while participating in traditional camp activities.

Miami-Cass REMC sponsored three youths to attend the annual Touchstone Energy Camp. The camp was held in June at YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston. Students participating were Kara Baker, Blaire Pointe Elementary; Ashleigh Evans, Maconaquah Middle School; and Jacob Fuchs, St. Bernard Catholic School.

Students entering seventh grade this fall were eligible to attend. Applications were anonymously judged by local community members who selected the participants of the three-day program. Campers enjoyed traditional outdoor camp activities, such as horseback riding, zip lining, lake activities, campfires, and rock climbing. In addition to these activities, the campers studied environmental education, electrical safety practices and cooperative business education. Each camper also constructed a basic circuit board and learned about career opportunities at the REMCs.

“This is a great way for students to learn about the role of the electric cooperative in their community. On top of that, they get to experience all the fun of camp,” said Kim Burton, director of member services for Miami-Cass REMC.

Interested students can apply for the 2018 camp early next year.