North Platte and Pleasanton Teens Selected to Attend NREA Youth Energy Camp

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

dawson-public-powerDawson Public Power District has selected four teens from North Platte and Pleasanton to represent the District at the Nebraska Rural Electric Association’s Youth Energy Camp.

Held July 14-18 at the Nebraska 4-H Camp in Halsey, the Youth Energy Camp provides opportunities for teens to explore and learn more about the electric utility industry. About 60 campers from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Colorado attend annually.

Activities include tours of the Gerald Gentleman Power Station and Kingsley Hydroelectric Power Plant, workshops and presentations by regional experts and a high voltage trailer demonstration, along with recreational activities.

The teens selected are:

North Platte

  • Eleanor Aufdenkamp.  Parents are Brent and Brenda Aufdenkamp.
  • Megan Johnson.  Parents are Kevin and Michele Johnson.
  • Turner Nansel.  Parents are Kirk and Tyann Nansel.


  • Clayton Darby.  Parents are Jim and Heidi Darby.

Dawson Public Power District is a Nebraska rural electric utility system that serves south central Nebraska along the Platte River Valley. Organized in 1937, Dawson PPD provides service to more than 23,000 electric meters and maintains over 5,800 miles of power lines. The district’s 5,000 square miles territory includes all of the rural areas in Dawson and Buffalo Counties, approximately two-thirds of Gosper County, a third of Lincoln County and parts of Custer, Sherman and Frontier Counties. Dawson PPD also serves several villages including Hershey, Maxwell, Brady, Farnam, Eustis, Elwood, Eddyville, Smithfield, Overton, Sumner, Miller, Riverdale, Amherst, Odessa and Pleasanton. To learn more, visit