Youth Tour FAQs

Youth Tour FAQs

Who participates in the National Rural Electric Youth Tour?

Each year, more than 1,500 students who just finished their junior year in high school represent electric cooperatives from as many as 42 states in Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Youth Tour.

When is the tour scheduled?

The specific dates change annually, but the tour is generally scheduled in June.

How can I benefit by going?

You get to meet a lot of people your age and have a great time. You will get to attend a youth rally and listen to a motivational speaker, meet with legislators, visit landmarks and monuments, enjoy a dinner-theater, spend an evening on a Potomac River cruise/dance, plus much more.

How are students chosen?

Informal interviews are held with Adams Electric employees. Your resume is also considered. There are a limited number of openings. If you are chosen, you will be given background materials about Adams Electric and other electric cooperatives. A test on the materials will be given at an orientation meeting.

How much does it cost to participate?

The cost of your trip is paid by Adams Electric. The only money you need is for souvenirs and extra snacks.

Where would I stay?

Students and chaperones stay in a Washington D.C. area hotel. More information will be provided if you are selected to attend Youth Tour.

How do we travel to Washington?

A charter bus leaves from Adams Electric's headquarters parking lot in Gettysburg on Sunday afternoon. It returns to the same location, the following Friday afternoon.

How do I apply for the Youth Tour?

Look for Youth Tour information in the local pages of the January issue of Penn Lines magazine. You can contact Reneé Benner, Adams Electric's Youth Tour coordinator December-January at 888/232-6732 or Reneé Benner.

Please have the following information ready:

  • Student's name

  • Home address

  • Home phone

  • Cell phone (if applicable)

  • Name of high school

  • Parents' names

  • Student's email address

  • Parents' Adams Electric account number (if applicable)

  • How you heard about the Youth Tour