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Youth Programs

Energy & Leadership Camp

High School Sophomores and Juniors

Camp Information

Each year Carbon Power & Light accepts applications from area high school students to attend the Colorado Energy and Leadership Camp at the Glen Eden Resort near Steamboat Springs, usually the third week in July.

The popular camp is set up to give young people a better understanding of the legislative process, power generation and the rural electric program. The camp has won national acclaim as one of the premier programs of its kind.

The Colorado camp, which is run by the participants, is established as an operating cooperative and provides a "hands-on" approach to member-owned businesses. The CPL representatives will join other high school students from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

On the first day of camp, a board of directors is elected to oversee the operation of the newly formed cooperative. The board then chooses a general manager to run the daily operation of the camp.

Every participant has a role in the workings of the camp. Students can actively seek a particular position or volunteer to serve on one of the committees responsible for evening entertainment.

Wyoming high school students who attend an energy camp may apply to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour in Washington D.C. with expenses paid by the Wyoming Rural electric Association. Two students are chosen annually.

The Glen Eden Resort is near Steamboat Lake in Clark, CO, 24 miles north of Steamboat Springs. Recreational facilities include swimming, soccer, volleyball and hot tubs.
Expenses and transportation are provided by CPL. Current high school sophomores and juniors whose families are CPL members may apply. Eligible students must submit essays and applications to school officials or CPL by February 1. Final selections will be made by February 15.

For more information contact Carbon’s Member Services Department at 326-5206 or

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