How To Have The Best Summer Ever - Carolina Country
January 2024

This coming summer, South River EMC is offering an opportunity to students who are currently freshman, sophomores, or juniors in high school.

That opportunity is the Cooperative Leadership Camp in Laurel Hill.

The week-long camp offers high school students an opportunity to discover more about the cooperative business model, develop leadership and team-building skills, meet students from across the state and have fun.

The objectives are to educate, connect and promote the cooperative way of doing business and provide a fun learning experience for the students that are selected to attend. Workshops include:

  • A Day in the Life of a Line Worker
  • Coastal's Reality Series
  • Farming & Sustainability: Cabot Co-op
  • Build Worker/Owner T-shirt Cooperative
  • The Food Co-op's Living Wage

In addition to hands-on learning about the big world of cooperatives, students get a fun overnight camp experience, including swimming, lake activities, canoing, hiking trails, archery, bonfires and more.

All meals are included, and lodging is in air-conditioned bunk houses. Bus transportation to and from designated locations across the state is also available and included for attendees.

Students attending are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Jim Graham college scholarship during their senior year of high school.

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