PEC hosts inaugural Camp Save-a-Watt Solar Car Derby

Event complete with racing, crafts, face painting, and appearance by Wattson Racoon

On June 23, PEC proudly hosted young campers and parents for a morning of learning and fun at the cooperative’s headquarters in Johnson City. More than 50 campers in kindergarten through third grade attended PEC’s inaugural Camp Save-a-Watt Solar Car Derby where campers had the opportunity to learn about solar energy from PEC experts, as well as build and race solar cars.

The event also included arts and crafts, face painting, music, games, snow cones, and an appearance by Camp Save-a-Watt mascot, Wattson Raccoon. Four-year-old Max Mikeska of Spring Branch finished first in the derby and every camper received a trophy for their hard work and participation.

“We’re thrilled to provide new, in-person opportunities to our campers this summer,” said Caroline Tinsley Porter, PEC community relations manager. “One of the best ways children learn is by doing things and so we’re proud to help create memorable learning experiences that will have a lasting and meaningful impact across our communities.”

In July, PEC will host another in-person event where campers will have the opportunity to meet a lineworker, climb a bucket truck, and learn about electrical safety.

Camp Save-a-Watt is PEC’s free, virtual summer camp developed and put on by our experts for students in kindergarten through third grade. The program focuses on teaching youth about the importance of saving energy in everyday life, both at home and at school. Through hands-on weekly lessons, students learn about energy conservation, nature, and electrical safety. With the help of parents and teachers, Camp Save-a-Watt can help our youngest members learn important tips to reduce their energy use and help schools and parents save money.

Learn more about PEC’s Camp Save-a-Watt.