Each summer, South Dakota's rural electric cooperatives sponsor area students for the South Dakota Rural Electric Youth Excursion. This FREE four-day event takes place in Bismarck and Beulah, North Dakota.
“The Youth Excursion provides teens a fun way to explore the energy that powers their daily lives,” South Dakota Rural Electric Association Director of Communications Brenda Kleinjan said.
During the four-day all-expense-paid excursion students will stay at Bismarck State College and tour the power-generation facilities in North Dakota where a majority of the electricity they use is produced. Students will also participate in hands-on electrical experiments and attend social activities like swimming, shopping, and a riverboat cruise down the Missouri River. High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors of Clay-Union Electric members are encouraged to apply for the South Dakota Rural Electric Youth Excursion.
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the 2020 Youth Excursion to North Dakota has been cancelled. Thank you for your participation in our program and we look forward to bringing this valuable tour back to our young members in 2021.