Contact Us

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

Accent photo

4-H Outdoor Cooking Workshop held at Beaver Dam State Park

On Saturday, October 15, several youth from Macoupin County took part in the 4-H Outdoor Cooking Workshop at Beaver Dam State Park near Carlinville.  Macoupin County 4-H Leader Karen King was on hand to teach youth some outdoor cooking basics and to guide youth in preparing a few outdoor meals. King discussed food safety and good hygiene in relation to outdoor food preparation.  Members stayed busy my making two foil recipes. They made pizza pita pockets and campfire cones over the coals of the fire. While waiting for the meals to cook, youth worked together in groups to make apple cider slushies. Participants were then taught a few fire safety basics in regards to outdoor cooking.  Members took home an outdoor cooking handbook along with a few recipes to try at a later date.  Overall, it was a successful outing and youth learned by doing.


For more information about Macoupin County 4-H, please contact the Extension office at 217-854-9604 or email The University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.



Photo 1: Front: Allie Helling, Logan Helling. Makenna Harding, Reagan Comerford, Grant Comerford, Jane Kalaher, Matthew Eldred (Middle) Madison McMillin, Madelyn Dugan, Payton Harding, Elyse Eldred, Allison Rosentreter, Garrett Comerford (Back) Casey Dugan, Reuben McMillin


Photo 2: Crazy Clovers 4-H member Payton Harding from Carlinville makes a campfire cone during the 4-H Outdoor Cooking Workshop at Beaver Dam


Photo 3:Karen King of Staunton works with 4-H member Logan Helling of Bunker Hill during the 4-H Outdoor Cooking Workshop

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