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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 Camp Rocket a Blast

Macoupin County 4-H offered a three-day aerospace camp on July 24-26 at the University of Illinois Extension. During 4-H Camp Rocket, Jeff and Julie Behme of Carlinville shared their knowledge and excitement for science and technology with youth. Jeff instructed youth on the basic principles of flight and guided youth through constructing their very own model rocket.


Youth were able to see their rockets in action during the 4-H launching event held at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds on July 26. Family and friends gathered around to watch this event and to show support for youth involved in this program. The event was filled with many smiles and much glee when youth watched their very own rockets soar high in to the sky.


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


University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at or contact your local Extension office.


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.




Photo Caption: Youth who participated in 4-H Camp Rocket were as follows:

(Front) Alex Behme, Jason Perkins, Aiden Knoblet, Mylee Ribble, Reece Loy, Wyld Gilmore, Ariyah Stuemke, Julia Amos, Payton Harding, and Brady Roberts

(Back) Jeff Behme, Allie Helling, Kylie Cobb, Samantha Scott, Jillian Miller, Gabe Pauline, Matthew Dunn, Trace Cummings, Logan Helling, and Patrick Dunn

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