Energy Camp

2021 Scholarship Contest Information:

Teachers receive financial recognition grant for contest winners who attend Energy Camp.

Heads up Eighth Graders!! !! You and an eighth grade buddy could win a trip to Youth Power Energy Camp this summer. IEC covers all expenses related to the camp including transportation to and from Camp Canyon.

2019 Energy Camp Winners: Brylee Ballard, Karley Barrett, Kylie Hewitt and Katie Baumgarten enjoyed a “REVAMPED Energy Camp” . Check out all the hi-tech additions to Energy Camp in the article, “Camp Revamp”.

2019 Camp Revamp Article and photos:

2019 Energy Camp Video

2018 Energy Camp Video

Each year, IEC joins the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives and electric cooperatives from across the state in sponsoring the Youth Power Energy Camp at Camp Canyon near Hinton, OK. The 4-day camp is designed to help 8th grade students develop leadership skills while having lots of fun.

Campers start the summer out right by making new friends with all the other energy camp winners from across the state of Oklahoma.  There is lots of time for swimming!  Great activities like a photo scavenger hunt, volleyball, mini-golf, hiking, bucket truck rides and campers will be giving the opportunity to put on the official climbing gear of an electric lineman and climb a short distance up an electric pole under the supervision of a Journeyman Lineman.  During hands-on interactive small groups campers will learn about electric cooperatives.  Topics like “Lines and Poles – build an electric distribution grid”,  “What happens when you flip the switch? “,  “What’s it like to be the Cooperative Manager, an Electric Lineman, and many other interesting and challenging cooperative careers?”, and the newest international project of electric cooperatives, “Bringing power to those who have never had power before, The International Electrification Projects”.  This fantastic camp experience is only offered to 8th grader so choose your essay writing buddy today.

Two teams will be selected from the submitted essays to represent the cooperative at Energy Camp.
Individual essay entries are acceptable if a teammate is not available.

Deadline: Noon Monday, January 11, 2021 for Team essays and entry forms to Clara Eulert at IEC, PO Box 49, Cleveland, OK 74020.

Youth Power Energy Camp will take place June 1-4, 2021.


Students classified as Eighth Grade students at the following schools or home schooled in these school districts are eligible to participate in the IEC Youth Power Energy Camp contest.  Children of IEC employees and IEC Trustees are eligible to participate in the Youth Tour competition.

  • Eligible Schools and Home Schooled in these school districts: Cleveland, Pawnee, Woodland, Mannford, Olive, Hominy, Yale, Frontier/Red Rock, Prue, Wynona, Pawhuska, Sand Springs, Shidler, Cushing, Jennings, Drumright, Oilton and Morrison.

Teachers receive financial recognition grant for contest winners who attend Energy Camp.

Two teams of two eighth graders each, from IEC’s service area will receive an all-expenses paid trip, including roundtrip transportation to a four day camp as winners of the Youth Power Energy Camp Contest.

  1. A team of two students or individual student must currently be classified as eighth grade students attending a school in IEC’s service area.  Home schooled eighth grade equivalents must reside in the IEC’s service area.  It is not necessary for the parents/guardians of the students to be members of Indian Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  2. The writing team will be required to write an essay of at least 300 words in length, on the topic: “What is an Electric Cooperative?  The Mission, The Members and More.”
  3. Essays are to be typed, double-spaced on one-sided.  Each page should be numbered in the top right corner and include site references.
  4. Attach a completed entry form for each team member to your essay.   DO NOT PUT YOUR NAMES ON THE ESSAY.  All judging is done on an anonymous basis.
  5. IEC supplies entry forms, complete contest rules, and reference materials, including the IEC History, are on our website, www.iecok.com, click on Energy Camp.  Students are encouraged to seek other sources of information on the the internet.
  6. Essays will be judged on the basis of (1) knowledge of subject, 40%; (2) originality, 30%; (3) composition, 15%;  (4) grammar, spelling & punctuation, 15%.
  7. Deadline for all essays will be Noon on Monday, January 11, 2021.
  8. Decisions of the judges are final.
  9. Children of IEC employees and IEC Trustees are eligible to participate in the Youth Power Energy Camp competition.

Youth Power Energy Camp  dates are June 1-4, 2021.


The web sites below contain facts, figures and stories that may be helpful as you prepare your essay. IEC in no way endorses these sites or the companies and organizations they represent. It is the responsibility of each contestant to verify the accuracy of all facts and figures found within these materials.

IEC Youth Tour and Energy Camp Coordinator
P.O. Box 49
Cleveland, OK 74020
Monday – Thursday 6:30am – 5:00pm