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Chester County 4-H offers summer programs

07/23/2014 04:06PM ● By Lev

Youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to join Chester County 4-H for a Pony Partner program from July 28 to 31 at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County (1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook). The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon daily. The fee is $75.

Pony Partners is an introduction to equine science for students who have no prior experience with horses or large animals. Students will learn about horses and their care. There will also be opportunities for grooming and leading with miniature horses and ponies.

Youth ages 8 to 18 are also invited to Robotics Camp, to be held July 21 to 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Romano 4-H Center. The fee is $75. Participants will learn about robots by building and programming a NXT-based robot like the ones used in Lego Mindstorms competitions. The program finishes with a Sumo Wrestling Lego Robots competition. This program is designed for children completing fourth through eighth grades.

A 4-H Junior Engineering Camp will be held from July 28 to Aug. 1 at the West Grove United Methodist Church. The cost is $75. Campers will work in teams to design, build, test and redesign a variety of projects including rubber band-powered cars, paper bridges, straw rockets, balloon-powered cars, and roller coasters. Each team will combine their skills to create the fastest, strongest or most accurate design. Teams will tackle a new challenge each day. The program is designed for children completing fourth through eighth grades.

Registration is processed through the online registration site of Penn State University. Visit for more information, or call 610-696-3500.