Youth Activities

RushShelby Energy (RSE) participates in and sponsors youth for many unique opportunities. Many of those activities are listed below. Continue checking back for specific dates, details, and forms for each of the activities.


Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

(Cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19)

large group of students at the capitalRSE and Indiana Electric Cooperatives are on the search for the state’s best and brightest young minds to gain a better understanding of their government and obtain a personal appreciation for American History. We want you to join thousands of high school juniors from across the nation this June on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. Apply now for the chance to join us this June on the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

You’ll:

  • See our nation’s capital
  • Tour historic monuments
  • Make great new friends
  • Have the chance to speak with your U.S. Congressional Representatives

So what are you waiting for? If you are currently a high school junior and interested in this amazing opportunity, take a few minutes and speak with Cathy Rhoades in the Member Services Department at RSE. She’ll be able to give you all the details and eligibility guidelines for the trip. Don’t wait! You could be packing for your all-inclusive trip to Washington D.C. before you know it.


Touchstone Energy Camp

(Cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19)

young girl on ziplineTouchstone Energy Camp is a fun and unique camp experience for sixth-grade students going into seventh grade across Indiana. The camp takes place in early June and gives kids a chance to learn more about energy while making new friends and enjoying lots of activities and games.

Each year at camp, the students have a fantastic start to their summer activities and learn about basic electricity, renewable energy, and the role of an electrical co-op. Besides making many new friends, the campers also have plenty of time to enjoy:

  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Bucket truck rides
  • A live line demonstration
  • Canoeing
  • Leadership development activities

Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest

K-12 students from across Indiana will be invited to enter this contest for a chance to illustrate an award-winning wall calendar. Winners will have their artwork featured in a calendar and receive cash prizes. The artwork will then be displayed in galleries throughout the state.

Calendar Art Contest Rules and Entry Form (PDF) (Deadline: March 19, 2021) – Individual artwork can be mailed directly to Indiana Connection. If you are a school wishing to participate, we will arrange pickup of your artwork near the deadline. Use the contact form on this site to let us know you are interested in artwork pickup.

Cooperative Calendar of student art contest with different artwork