University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties
Main Office (Montgomery County)
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Branch Office (Christian County)
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm
Branch Office (Jersey County)
201 W. Exchange St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm
Branch Office (Macoupin County)
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Macoupin County 4-H Kids-n-Culture Camp Enhances Cultural Awareness
July 27, 2016
The University of Illinois Extension-Macoupin County 4-H program offered a two day Kids-n-Culture Camp this July at the Extension Office in Carlinville. Participants explored a variety of cultures through hands-on learning activities. Youth learned about customs, cultures, and geography of Ireland, Germany, Brazil, and India during this two-day adventure. Guest speakers were invited to help share their knowledge of a particular culture. Will Shalter of Nokomis was on hand to share with the group about the German culture and his experiences living near Germany. He brought in some traditional attire, pictures, decorations and foods to share with youth. During the two-day camp, youth created cultural art projects, tried different ethnic foods, played games, and expressed themselves through music and dance.
For more information on this program or youth programs in Macoupin County please contact the Extension office at 217-854-9604 or go online to web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/macoupin4h/.
Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org