'Going Beyond the Lines'

Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) participated in the annual 4-H Electric Camp, teaching sixth and seventh graders about electric applications and safety. Attending this year’s camp from Lincoln County were (from left) Wayne Mitchell, Joshua Dye and Ron Thomas from FPU.

Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) participated in the annual 4-H Electric Camp, June 26-29, teaching sixth and seventh graders about electric applications and safety.

The 2018 4-H Electric Camp theme was “Going Beyond the Lines.”

This year’s camp learning sessions included building electric clock and motors; learning about robotics; home energy conservation to help lower their electric bills; learning about electric vehicles and how batteries propel electric engines; watching the high-voltage demonstration while learning about electrical safety.

During the week, 4-H Electric Camp participants also enjoyed a trip to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, swimming and a pizza party.

Each year, young 4-H’ers learn about the many applications for electricity and meet 4-H members from all across the state while attending 4-H Electric Camp.

The 4-H Electric Camp is a joint venture of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and its member cooperatives, including FPU; University of Tennessee Extension; Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association and its municipal power systems; and the Tennessee Valley Authority.