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.