Future Innovators Camp

Local cooperatives PTCI and TCEC co-hosted the first Future Innovators – Co-op STEM Camp

Students discovered exciting science, technology, engineering and math careers with local cooperatives Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) and Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI).

The full-day camp on June 22, 2023, offered hands-on activities and real-world experiences for attendees at both cooperative campuses. Campers attended a half day at PTCI in Guymon and the second half at TCEC in Hooker. Campers received free lunch and transportation between PTCI and TCEC.

“We’re excited to co-host Future Innovators – Co-op STEM camp for area students. It’s a terrific opportunity to present local career opportunities to our region’s next generation,” says Jana Wallace, PTCI CEO.

Zac Perkins, TCEC CEO, expresses, “The principles of STEM education are essential to teaching children. Today, more than ever, we must encourage our kids to pursue STEM-related careers in their communities.”

Future Innovators is open for students ages 13-15 living in the PTCI or TCEC service areas. There is no participation cost. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2024!


How do electric motors work?

Check out these Future Innovators simple electric motors.

Want to try this at home? Safety First. Use safety glasses while doing the experiment. Do not drop the neodymium magnets, they could shatter.



June 22, 2023

8:45 a.m. - Check In at PTCI 605 S Main, Guymon, Oklahoma

9:00 a.m. - Welcome

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Co-op STEM Camp Session 1

11:45 a.m.  - 12:35 p.m.  - Lunch

12:35 p.m. - Load bus for TCEC in Hooker, Oklahoma

12:45 p.m.  - Bus Leaves

1:15 p.m.  - Arrive at TCEC

1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. - Co-op STEM Camp Session 2

3:35 p.m. - Load bus for return to PTCI in Guymon, Oklahoma

3:45 p.m. - Parents pick up students in Hooker 

3:45 p.m. - Bus leaves for return to PTIC in Guymon, Oklahoma

4:15 p.m. - Parents pick up students in Guymon