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ETREYS Summer Camp

Each year, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative joins eight other east Texas cooperatives in sponsoring the East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS).  DETEC offers an all-expenses-paid trip for 9 students who are attending a high school in the DETEC service area to ETREYS/  This year the event will be held from June 26-June 30, 2017 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas.

While at ETREYS students participate in workshops, seminars and peer group activities that range from leadership development to pure entertainment.  Speakers from all walks of life including nationally-known personalities, athletes and professional leaders take part in the daily sessions.  Additionally, each student has a chance to 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. 

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

Download the 2017 Application Here.  Applications Due April 7, 2017.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Debbie Bonner at: or 936-229-3933.


The 2016 delegates of DETEC:

  • Ivonne Rodarte - Nacogdoches HS
  • Nathaniel Morris - Center HS
  • Ashley Carver - Brookeland HS
  • Carlos Johnson - San Augustine HS
  • Kate Rowell - Cushing HS
  • Hannah Nguyen - San Augustine HS
  • Ryan Russell - San Augustine HS
  • Erica Barnes - Garrison HS
  • Emieracle Roland - San Augustine HS
  • Brock Johnson, Returning Cooperative Delegate Leader - San Augustine HS




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