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Youth Excursion Information

2020 Youth Excursion

West River Electric will sponsor area students to the South Dakota Rural Electric Youth Excursion. This four-day event will be headquartered out of Bismarck, North Dakota.

Students will learn:

1) the basics of cooperatives, 2) how the region’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives work together, and 3) the career opportunities available at the cooperatives. The trip promises to provide an opportunity to meet new friends from other rural electric cooperatives across South Dakota.

Students will tour:

1) Great Plains Synfuels Plant, 2) Coteau Properties Freedom Coal Mine, 3) Antelope Valley Station Power Plant, and 4) a drive-thru the 40-MW Wilton Wind Farm north of Bismarck.


Evenings will be spent swimming, dancing, taking a cruise, shopping, and making friends.

All area first-year high school students, sophomores, and juniors whose parents or guardians are members of WREA are eligible to enter. Students will be picked up Monday morning at West River Electric's Office on July 22 and will arrive back home Thursday, July 25.

The last is the best part! WREA funds the trip (except for personal/shopping money). Fill out the form online by clicking here!


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