2022: Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, IEC will be awarding Chromebooks to the
top two students in lieu of the camp experience. We are hopeful to be back at Camp Canyon in 2023.

Each year, IEC joins the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives and electric cooperatives from across the state in sponsoring the Youth Power Energy Camp at Camp Canyon near Hinton, Okla. The four-day camp is designed to help eighth-grade students develop leadership skills while having lots of fun and learning about how energy works.

The contest consists of completing a 300-500 word essay on the provided topic. A panel of judges will select the winners, who will head to Camp Canyon that summer. IEC covers all expenses related to the camp, including transportation to and from Camp Canyon.

Campers start out the summer right by making new friends with all the other energy camp winners from across the state of Oklahoma. There is a lot of time for swimming!  Great activities like a photo scavenger hunt, volleyball, mini-golf, hiking, bucket truck rides and campers will be given the opportunity to put on the official climbing gear of an electric lineman and climb a short distance up an electric pole under the supervision of a Journeyman Lineman. During hands-on interactive small groups, campers will learn about electrification.


2022 Essay Topic: “What is an electric cooperative? How might electric vehicles affect co-ops in the future?”

Creativity is king for this year's topic. Your imagination is your only limitation.
Use our linked study materials below to learn what an electric co-op is, then
apply what you learned to the essay topic. Don't be afraid to be creative and
dream up your own scenario for the future of co-ops and EVs.

Deadline: Noon on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Mail entry forms and essays to:
IEC Energy Camp Contest
PO Box 49
Cleveland, OK  74020

For more information email or call 918-295-9556


Students classified as eighth graders at the following schools or homeschooled in these school districts are eligible to participate in the IEC Youth Power Energy Camp contest. Children of IEC employees and IEC Trustees are eligible to participate in the Youth Power competition since entries are anonymous to judges.

  • Cleveland, Pawnee, Woodland, Mannford, Olive, Hominy, Yale, Frontier/Red Rock, Prue, Wynona, Pawhuska, Sand Springs, Shidler, Cushing, Jennings, Drumright, Oilton and Morrison.


The links below also may be helpful as you prepare your entry:

Energy camp fun2