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Applications Open for Sponsored Youth Programs

Applications Open for Sponsored Youth Programs

Avon, IN –  Hendricks Power Cooperative has opened applications for its annual youth programs. Each year the organization provides a variety of sponsored programs to benefit local middle and high school students, including Camp Kilowatt, a Youth Tour Trip to Washington D.C., and Commitment to Community scholarships.
Camp Kilowatt, formerly known as Touchstone Energy Camp, will be held June 7-10, 2023, at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Students entering seventh grade in 2023 are eligible to attend and are selected by Hendricks Power to participate in the all-inclusive three-day program. The students’ agenda combines traditional outdoor camp activities such as horseback riding, archery, zip lining, and canoeing, along with environmental education, electrical safety practices and cooperative business education. Apply online by visiting Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2023.  
Youth Tour is a week-long all-inclusive trip to Washington D.C., for current high school juniors. The trip is from June 11-18, 2023. Electric cooperatives throughout Indiana send a delegation of approximately 100 students that will travel to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from across the country. Throughout the trip, students will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials, take a night cruise on the Potomac River, and much more. For more information and to apply by March 1, 2023, visit
Commitment to Community scholarships are awarded to local graduating high school seniors throughout the Hendricks Power service territory. The six scholarships are each valued at $1,500 toward college tuition or higher education. Applications can be found online at and are due by March 3, 2023.
“I would highly encourage as many students as possible to apply for these programs,” stated Emily Hammell, Marketing Communications Manager at Hendricks Power. “Especially our Youth Tour and Camp programs.  Both are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. We receive great feedback from the students and parents who participate, but we have seen a decline in the amount of applicants in the last few years.  These are fully sponsored programs and we need a little help getting the word out.  We are asking members to share these programs and deadlines with local schools and other student groups.”  Hammell also added, “We are in a position to expand these opportunities to more students if there is a strong interest.”
For additional information on any of these programs, contact Emily Hammell at or by phone at 317.718.7606.

About Hendricks Power Cooperative
Hendricks Power Cooperative provides electricity and energy services to over 35,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in west-central Indiana.  Formed in 1936, the cooperative is owned and controlled by members they serve.  For more information regarding Hendricks Power Cooperative and other related services, please visit

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