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Youth Programs

Yampa Valley Electric is a proud sponsor of two youth service programs.

NRECA Youth Tour in Washington D.C.(Upcoming - High School Juniors and minimum age of 16) 

Date for 2019 Youth Tour: June 13-20, 2019

Due date for application, quiz and essay is December 31, 2018.  Quiz and essay must accompany application.

Youth Tour Application

Youth Tour Quiz and Essay

The NRECA Youth Tour to Washington D.C. provides students with a seven-day adventure that offers in-depth exposure into the electric cooperative network while exploring our nation’s capital. Expenses, including airfare, lodging, meals and all admission fees will be paid by YVEA. Students will come away with not only a better understanding of their state and national governments, but also their local electric cooperative and related organizations. Every June, about 1,500 students from all parts of the United States spend a week in the capital. Former President Lyndon B Johnson inspired the Youth Tour when, as a U.S. Senator, he addressed the NRECA Annual Meeting in 1957 and stressed the importance of educating our nation’s youth and sending them to Washington D.C. where they learn more about our government and our history. Past tour participants have seen the U.S. Capital, Colorado State Capital, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, Vietnam War Memorial, National Holocaust Memorial, White House, Potomac Dinner and Dance Cruise, Iwo Jima Memorial, FDR Memorial, Smithsonian Museums, and National Cathedral. In addition, they meet and visit with our Colorado Senators and Representatives.

The deadline to apply for this program is December 31, 2018

Colorado Electric Educational Institute's Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp 

(Students must be a minimum age of 16)

Date for 2019 Youth Leadership Camp: July 13-18, 2019

Due date for application December 31, 2018

The CEEI Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp offers a great opportunity for high school students in the YVEA service territory to learn about a cooperative, tour a generation facility, learn about government and build on their communication and leadership skills. Each year there are about 100 students (from Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska) who participate in the week long camp. The camp is held annually at the Glen Eden Resort, North of Steamboat Springs, in mid July. Applications are accepted in October, November, and December for the following July camp. YVEA pays for all expenses.

Deadline for applications is December 31, 2018

Youth Camp Application

For additional information please contact Tammi Strickland at or 970-871-2245.


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