Applications Open for Sponsored Youth Programs in Hendricks Co.

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 Touchstone Energy Camp, a Youth Tour Trip to Washington D.C., and Commitment to Community scholarships.

Touchstone Energy Camp is will be held June 3-6, 2020, at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Students entering seventh grade in 2020 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 2, 2020.  
Youth Tour is a week-long all-inclusive trip to Washington D.C. for current high school juniors. The trip is from June 18-25. 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 2, 2020, visit
Commitment to Community scholarships are awarded to local graduating high school seniors throughout Hendricks County. 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 February 28th, 2020.
“I would highly encourage as many students as possible to apply for these programs,” stated Dana Cochran, Hendricks Power Cooperative’s Director of Marketing. “Especially our Youth Tour and Energy 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 number 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.”  Cochran also added, “We are hoping to receive a stronger interest so that we can expand these programs and get more students to take advantage of these opportunities.”
For additional information on any of these programs, contact Emily Hammell at or by phone at 317.718.7606.

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