Students learn about electrical safety during event at Bailey Park in Camp Point

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Students attending electricity school in Camp Point's Bailey Park watch a bucket truck safety demonstration. | Photo courtesy of Adams Electric Cooperative

CAMP POINT, Ill. — Adams Electric Cooperative, University of Illinois Extension and Gem City Electric recently held electricity school for 68 students at Bailey Park. Students ranging in age from 8 to 18 learned about electricity and electrical safety. The students participated in a Scrabble game, watched a bucket truck safety demonstration and five based on experience levels.

Beginners learned the basics of electricity and made an extension cord to take home. Second-year students used a soda can to make a solar car. Third-year students were taught house wiring basics in the circuits and switches class. Fourth-year students toured the Pigeon Creek Wind Turbine in Payson. Fifth-year students learned about the cooperative’s mapping system and how it’s used to track outages and also discussed the co-op’s electric car.

“Electricity School is a unique opportunity for area students to learn about electricity. Although many of our students are 4-Hers, that’s definitely not a requirement. Kids come from all over to attend this free event,” Laura Bergman, manager of communications with Adams Electric Cooperative, said in a press release.       

 Instructors from Adams Electric Cooperative were:

  • Julia Barry
  • Laura Bergman
  • Joyce Bockhold
  • Brennan Caspermeyer
  • Elijah Genenbacher
  • Kara Hugenberg
  • Duane Jones
  • Katie Kindhart
  • Kristi Kirlin
  • Brad Koenig
  • Alex Mossman
  • Brinkley Mueller
  • Mike Ohnemus
  • Adam Uppinghouse
  • Brad Smith
  • Bill Stalder
  • Katina Sunde

Instructors from the University of Illinois Extension were:

  • Siera Duesterhaus
  • Abbie Johnson
  • Shelby Crow
  • Madeline Davis
  • Kristin Huls
  • Brian Schullian
  • Kinsey Tiemann

Volunteer instructors were:

  • Bill Jaynes
  • Malina Sunde

For more information on electricity school, contact Bergman at 217-509-7761 or visit Adams Electric’s website at

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