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!