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June 26
Wake Citizens' Energy Advisory Commission to Celebrate Anniversary of Student Camp
Wake County Citizens' Energy Advisory Commission will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Energy Camp on Monday, July 7, 2014. The annual week-long camp is held each July and is composed of 40 rising sixth-graders. The purpose of the camp is to promote an understanding of the energy industry, energy sources, conservation and the impact of consumption.

"Over the past 19 years we have exposed our Energy Campers to new ideas and enabled them to discover the connection between nature and energy," said Energy Commission Chair Peter Egan. "We couldn't be more thrilled to celebrate our 20th year of Energy Day Camp, knowing we are inspiring the next generation of smart energy consumers."

Campers participate in a wide range of activities and adventures designed to explore various energy and technology topics. The camp agenda also includes: learning about air quality, energy careers, building and racing solar-powered cars, cooking with solar harnessed energy, participating in physics labs and touring the ABB Smart Grid Center and the North Carolina State University Solar House.

The Wake County Citizens' Energy Advisory Commission was created in 1978 by the Wake County Board of Commissioners and is charged with promoting the conservation of energy in government, industry and the home. The commission seeks a comprehensive and coordinated business approach, offering recommendations and studies to the Wake County Board of Commissioners. Learn more about the Wake County Energy Advisory Commission.

For additional information on how to become a Wake County Energy Camp corporate sponsor, contact coordinator Golden Graham at 919-856-5777 or via email at ggraham@wakegov.com.

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