Neighbors for Kids – Home of the Kids Zone – exists to serve the children and youth of Lincoln County with quality after-school and summer programming.  Since 2000, NFK has provided a safe place for students to come after school where they can be supervised by caring adults in a fun, learning environment.

Our after-school program is open Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on all regular school days.  We provide a healthy meal, accompanied by nutrition education and experience in the Kids Zone Community Garden. We provide educational enrichment through an interdisciplinary approach to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities.  Homework help is available.

The Kids Zone Summer Camp operates for 11 weeks from June through August from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm daily. Weekly themes encompass a wide range of outdoor activities that expose children to the wonders of science and the outdoors.  Classes in rowing, surfing, gardening, cooking, art are just a few of our activities, and, of course, fun field trips! .  

Neighbors for Kids started as a grassroots, community effort to give Depoe Bay youth the best chance to succeed.  Because of ongoing community support and partnerships with local government and organizations, NFK continues to thrive. 

We welcome visitors to Kids Zone.  Please contact Executive Director Toby Winn or Assistant ED Heide Lambert at 541-765-8990 to schedule a tour at your convenience.  We love to share our program with parents, individuals who are interested in volunteering, businesses, and potential donors!

Kids Zone kids help Volunteer Beanie Robison feed the salmon smolts at the DB hatchery.


Just having fun at the beach!


Rylee “mans” the oars! Rowing Club will be on Wednesdays this summer.


Making stuff is a lot of fun!











OSU Extension – Partners in Healthy Eating!

  A big thank-you to Jan and Jennifer for treating the kids to a delicious power smoothie today at the Kids Zone!  If you want to try this kid-tested “Popeye Power Smoothie” at home, here’s the recipe and a link to Food Hero.org for more wonderful healthy recipes and tips–in English and Spanish–for your family! …

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Making Pasta at the Kids Zone!

A big thank-you to Robert and Aymee of Arr’ Place in Nye Beach for coming up to the Kids Zone and teaching the Culinary Club how to make pasta from scratch! They made spaghetti, fettuccini, and homemade ravioli. Yum!  

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Depoe Bay Easter Egg Hunt

The day started out overcast and wet, with that drizzle that makes you ask yourself why you’re out of the house this early on a Saturday, traipsing through wet grass to find hiding spots for about 1,000 colorful eggs filled with candy!  But we all know why:  For the kids!  Despite the weather, kids and adults …

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Welcome, Heide!

Neighbors For Kids is excited to introduce our new Executive Assistant Heide Lambert. Heide obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College in Olympia ,Washington, in 2000. She loves art, science, nature, motion pictures and learning. Four years ago, Heide moved to Waldport with her husband and two daughters, who attend Crestview Heights Elementary. The family spends a lot of time …

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