What is it?
Each and every year Ravalli Electric Co-op sponsors a student to the National Rural Electric’s Youth to Washington, D.C. Tour. During the month of June, a group of lucky Montana youths join over one thousand other kids from across the nation on the trip of a lifetime.
What happens on the trip?
The trip begins with a flight to Washington, D.C. with all the Montana participants. The perfect opportunity to meet new friends! Once arriving at your destination, you would find another 1,500 students from across the nation all staying at the same hotel. Yes, you will have plenty of time to make even more friends.
While in D.C. you will arrive very early every morning to prepare for the day’s events because we have a lot to do…including the following:
You will visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Holocaust Museum, attend a theater performance, visit the Pentagon City Mall, take part in a Youth Day Town Hall meeting, tour the National Cathedral, tour the Smithsonian Museums, stop by the Hard Rock Café, enjoy a Moonlight Cruise and Dance on the Potomac River, visit your state congressional representatives, tour the Capitol, visit the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial, watch the Marine Corps Silent Drill and Parade team, visit the Lincoln Memorial and the Roosevelt Memorial, View the White House, tour Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, watch the Changing of the Guard, visit the Kennedy grave sites, visit the Smithsonian National Zoo, visit the International Spy Museum, go to the Washington Monument and more!
After all this you board your plane, say your goodbyes to new found friends and fly home. Now, how is that for a free trip?