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Montgomery County
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Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
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Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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4-H Host Science Camps in Taylorville

TAYLORVILLE, IL - University of Illinois Extension and Christian County 4-H recently hosted Jr. & Sr. Science Camps for youth ages 6-9 was held June 7, 8, & 9 at the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville, IL.  Jr. Science Camp sessions were from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for youth ages 6-9, and Sr. Science Camp sessions were from 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. for youth ages 10-13 each day. 


Beth Groves, University of Illinois Extension staff led the three day camp. Youth participated in hands-on activities and experiments that include chemistry, engineering, forensics and more. One of the most popular activities the students undertook was making “Mentos Geysers” using diet soda and Mentos candies.  Participants also received a camp t-shirt. 4-H participants in the “Teens as Teachers” program were on hand to assist with lessons and work with participants throughout the camp. “Teens as Teachers” included:  Nathan Bailey & Caleb Grover. The 4-H Teens as Teachers program is sponsored by the Illinonis 4-H Foundation.


Christian County 4-H offers a wide range of programing for youth. Many programs do not require membership in 4-H to attend. To learn more about 4-H and upcoming programming visit the Christian County 4-H website or contact Alicia Gullidge, Christian County 4-H Program Coordinator, at the Extension office in Taylorville by phone 217-287-7246, or email her at


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.




PICTURE CAPTION:Nathan Bailey runs away after dropping a Mentos candy into a diet soda, creating an eruptive “Mentos Geyser” at the 4-H Science Camp in Taylorville.

Local Contact: Alicia Gullidge, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,