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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
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

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
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
#60 Carlinville Plaza
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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Macoupin County 4-H Kids-n-Culture Camp Enhances Cultural Awareness

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




Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,