From June 5-8, five local sixth graders were sponsored by Kosciusko REMC to participate in the Touchstone Energy Camp near Brookston, Ind.
Touchstone Energy Camp provides a traditional sleep-away summer camp experience with a wide range of activities including horseback riding, archery, swimming, zip lining and campfires.
Students learn about important topics such as alternative energy, electric safety and the impact their cooperative makes in the community. Chaperones were employees from Indiana Electric Cooperative who graciously volunteered to share their knowledge of the energy industry, as well as lead students through the camp experience.
Local participants included William Dye, Miriam Hagg, Renae Lehman, McKibben Lohse and Emily Puckett.
“The benefits Touchstone Energy Camp provides to both our community and the cooperative are immeasurable,” said Bruce Goslee, KREMC president and CEO. “The information students learn about electricity could one day save their life or the lives of others. Activities are structured to teach valuable leadership skills that students could someday use to lead our community.”