In June, five local sixth-graders attended Touchstone Energy® Camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston.
Kosciusko REMC a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has sponsored this summer experience for 12 years.
Campers enjoyed three fun-filled days of traditional sleep-away summer camp activities like zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing, archery, swimming and campfires. But at Touchstone Energy Camp, campers also learned about topics such as alternative energy, electric safety and the impact their cooperative makes in the community. Chaperones were Indiana electric cooperative employees who shared their knowledge of the energy industry, as well as their time to lead students through this camp experience.
Local participants included Ella Doyle, Claypool Elementary; Amslie Howett, Washington STEM Academy; Madison King, Madison Elementary; Kyle Miller, Leesburg Elementary; and Shaylee Ryman, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School.
“The benefits Touchstone Energy Camp provides to both our community and the students attending are immeasurable,” said Katy Berger, communications specialist. “The information students learn about electricity could one day save their life or the lives of others. Activities are structured to teach valuable leadership skills that students could someday use to lead our community and  give students a better understanding of the cooperative world so they will see KREMC as a future employer.”
Kosciusko REMC is a Touchstone Energy electric cooperative serving over 17,000 members throughout Kosciusko County and into surrounding counties.