ETREYS Youth Camp

Each year BCEC awards an all-expenses-paid trip to 10 local high school students to attend the East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS) event.

2024 ETREYS Camp – June 10 to 14, 2024

ETREYS participant group


  • East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS), is a leadership and educational seminar for high school youth.
  • It is organized and sponsored by a group of 8 non-profit electric cooperatives, including Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative (BCEC).
  • The all-expenses-paid trip is awarded to 10 students attending a high school in the BCEC service area.
  • The 2024 ETREYS Camp will be held June 10 through 14, 2024.


  • While at ETREYS, students participate in workshops, seminars, and peer group activities ranging from leadership development to entertainment.
  • Speakers from all walks of life, including nationally known personalities, athletes, and professional leaders participate in the daily sessions.
  • Additionally, each student can compete for thousands in college scholarship funds.


Established in 1988, the mission of ETREYS is to foster positive ideas and values among young people and to enhance skills in leadership, problem-solving, and interpersonal relationships.

Participating cooperatives include Bowie-Cass, Cherokee County, Deep East, Houston County, Jasper-Newton, Panola-Harrison, Rusk County, Upshur Rural, and Wood County.

How to Apply

Download Delegate Application (PDF)

Completed applications can be submitted by mail or email.

Mail to:

Bowie-Cass Electric Co-Op, Attn: Marketing
PO Box 47
Douglassville, TX 75560

or send an email to Devin Skaggs.

Applications are due by March 22, 2024.

Applicant Criteria

Participants must be either a sophomore or a junior and are selected based on overall excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities, including leadership positions, academic awards, etc.


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Devin Skaggs at (903) 846-2311 ext. 226.