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Announcing Youth Excursion 2023 to Bismarck, North Dakota


Calling all high school students! Is your parent or guardian an active member-owner of Lake Region Electric Association? If so, you’re eligible to apply for an unforgettable summer experience: Youth Excursion 2023!

If chosen, you will receive an all-expenses-paid (FREE for you) trip to Bismarck, N.D., for a youth event unlike any other. From July 24-27, participants will stay on-campus at Bismarck State College. During this time, they will have the opportunity to sightsee, make friends from all across the state and gain a new understanding of where their electrical power comes from.

Once participants arrive on the campus, they can look forward to two whole days of building friendships, taking in the sights of North Dakota’s capitol and learning “The Story Behind the Switch.” During their stay, students will get to hear from power industry experts and participate in hands-on activities. Students will be given the opportunity to tour the Great Plains Synfuel Plant, Freedom Coal Mine and Antelope Valley Station Power Plant to see where South Dakota’s power is generated.

There will also be plenty of time built in for recreation and socializing – students will play games, go on a scenic cruise in the Lewis and Clark Riverboat, visit Rivers Water Park and much more. Participants can look forward to connecting with students from all across South Dakota, building strong friendships and learning from their peers.

To be eligible for Youth Excursion, students must be in high school and their parent or guardian must be an active member-owner of Lake Region Electric Association.

Students must complete and return a simple application or inquiry to Lake Region Electric Association. 

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Click here to access application.

Applications may be emailed: or mailed to: LREA P.O. Box 341, Webster, SD 57274

Questions? Call Laura at Lake Region Electric: 605-345-3379 Ext: 105