Due to circumstances beyond our control and for the safety of our students, Grand Valley Power is postponing participation in the Washington D.C. Youth Tour until 2023. GVP will still offer the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in 2022.
Each year, GVP send two students to the Colorado Electric Education Institute’s Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp (CYLC) in Clark, Colorado, just outside Steamboat Springs in July. Here they will join approximately 90 other students from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming to improve upon their leadership skills, set up and operate a cooperative, participate in legislative forums and enjoy some classic Colorado activities like rafting, riding gondolas and touring the Trapper Mine. Read our brochure below for more information on the activities for each day.
So don't delay - apply today!
Youth Camp Information
The Cooperative Leadership Camp is an all-expense-paid trip to Clark, Colorado, located just outside of Steamboat Springs. High school juniors and seniors from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming will gather at a beautiful resort located along the Elk River and spend the week at an outstanding Leadership Camp. You’ll participate in activities to improve personal goals, set up and run your own cooperative, and get an inside view of the state and national legislatures. There is plenty of time spent rafting the Colorado River, hiking to Fish Creek Falls, riding the gondola to Mt. Werner, banquets, BBQ's, dancing and more. Many of the attendees call this camp a “life-changing” experience. This year's trip will be from July 16-21, 2022.
Eligible applicants must be:
1. High school students* that are at least 16 years of age on or before the selected trip,
2. Dependents of parents or guardians that are members of Grand Valley Power.
*You must currently still be attending high school at the time of application. If you will graduate during the summer of 2022, you are still eligible to attend camp.
Complete the 2022 Leadership Camp Application by online submission (see below), or fill out the PDF and print out the required information.
Submit a typed essay (minimum length of 500 words) covering the following questions:
- Why do you want to attend the Youth Leadership Camp?
- What are some of your hobbies, extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences or academic achievements that you would like us to know about?
- What do you hope to gain from this experience?
Send us your completed application and essay by January 14, 2022 either by online submission (by midnight) or by dropping it off at our main office (by 5 p.m.). We will also accept emailed applications and essays at firstname.lastname@example.org if submitted by midnight. Winners will be contacted by January 30, 2022 and selected by the board of directors community committee.
Applicants will be judged on if the required questions were answered, overall content and grammar.
Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp