Youth Tour & Energy Camp



   Kay Electric is giving eight area high school juniors the opportunity to win trips to Washington, D.C., Steamboat Springs, Colo., or cash prizes.  The two trips are all expenses paid and are truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. KEC has participated in the National Rural Electric Youth Tour Program since the early 1960s.       Each year, KEC has an essay contest for area juniors. The students are asked to write a 500-word essay over a specific topic. This year’s topic: If you could invent something (new) that uses electricity, what would it be?  Why would you invent it?  How would it be used to better your life and/or the lives of others?

     KEC will have all the essay’s judged by a third party and the top eight will be asked to attend the annual Youth Tour Banquet where they will be interviewed by three judges and answer a few electric cooperative questions on February 16, 2021. 

     Once concluded, the top four students will represent KEC at either the Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. June 18-24, 2021 or the all expense paid trip to Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colo. July 16-22, 2021; third and fourth place students will receive cash prizes.

     Participants must be a high school junior and attend a school within KEC’s service territory. You do not have to be a member of KEC.  Essays are due Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 by 5pm. 

     Area Eighth graders wanting to participate in our YouthPower competition are asked to write a 300 word, double spaced essay.

     The essays are judged by an independent panel on command of subject, strength of ideas, style and grammar. KEC will notify the top three boys and the top three girls and reward them with a trip to Energy Camp at Canyon Camp in Hinton, Okla. June 1-4, 2021.

     Energy Campers have the chance to participate in leadership activities, experience first-hand the exciting world of rural electrification and enjoy a dance.

Essay deadline for both programs is 5 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021. If you have any questions please call Youth Tour Coordinator Cyndi Mitchell at 1-800-535-1079 or e-mail or visit










Youth Tour Application            Energy Camp Application