Crown Haven enrolling for STEM horse camp | Local news

Crown Haven Center and Animal Sciences Educator Lindsay Fisher are partnering to host Summer Horse Camps at the Crown Haven Center in Russiaville.

The camps will focus on STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Fisher said through the STEM-based activities, students will learn to care for horses in a scientific way, including how to know if they’ve eaten enough food and how to figure out if a horse is sick. The students will also use engineering to build homes for rabbits and study the behavior of rabbits.

Fisher said the students will also work in a garden, allowing them to learn about agricultural science and grow food for different animals at the ranch.

“We’re disguising really important concepts in math and engineering and technology in a way that’s really fun and engaging and interactive,” Fisher said. “Our goal with this camp is to create a whole new generation of critical thinkers.”

The camp is open to children ages 6 to 12, and offers a morning camp from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; an afternoon camp from 12 to 4 p.m.; or an all-day camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The camp runs in one-week increments starting Monday, June 12, and runs through Friday, June 28. Students can enroll for one or more weeks. The morning or afternoon camps cost $150 a week or $200 for the all-day camp. Participants who sign up for all three weeks will receive $100 off the total price.

Registration ends June 8. To register, volunteer or receive more information about the camps at Crown Haven Center, 5282 County Road West, 250 South, Russiaville, contact Fisher at [email protected] or call 260-348-0249.