Grand Valley Power Opens Youth Tour and Camp Registration Period


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) – A local business wants to send three high school students to leadership opportunities in the summer of 2023.

Grand Valley Power has chosen to sponsor three high school juniors or seniors to attend the annual Washington DC Youth Tour or Colorado Youth Cooperative Leadership Camp during the upcoming summer vacation. Both opportunities will be fully paid.

One student will be chosen to participate in the Washington DC Youth Tour from June 12-18, 2023.

Two students will be selected to attend the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp at Glen Eden Resort in Colorado from July 15-20, 2023.

Applications are open to all current high school students who will be over the age of 16 at the time of camp or trip and those whose parents or legal guardians are members of Grand Valley Power.

Students must submit a 500-word essay with their completed application. Applications can be found online or at secondary school counseling offices. Applications must be submitted by January 9, 2023.

Students participating in the Youth Tour will have a wide range of opportunities, including learning about co-ops, engaging in one-on-one conversations with elected officials, visiting major landmarks and memorials, and networking with peers. Over 1,800 students from across the country can attend this week-long tour.

Students attending the leadership camp will have the opportunity to learn about issues surrounding the electrical industry, how co-ops work, rafting down the Colorado River, riding the Steamboat Springs Gondola and visit the Trapper mine. Nearly 100 students from Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming and Oklahoma gather for six days at the Glen Eden Resort located at Glen Eden Resort near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Requirements, eligibility and application can be found on the Grand Valley Power website.

Grand Valley Power was Colorado’s first nonprofit rural electric cooperative. Organized in 1936, the company today serves more than 18,000 customers in the Mesa County area. Grand Valley Power is dedicated to empowering lives with local service with safe, affordable and reliable electricity.


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