The Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is held each year in mid-July.
In 1973, the Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., (KEC) Board of Trustees suggested that there should be an in-state conference for youth, in order to increase participation in the present Youth Tour program.
Colorado Electric Cooperatives conducted a youth leadership camp in Steamboat Springs each year. In 1976, KEC sent a representative to the camp to evaluate the camp activities and educational potential. In 1977, KEC sent its first delegates to the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp (then called the Energy Seminar).
Now, nearly 100 students from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming attend the leadership camp every year.