Kids Zone Summer Program Underway

Golf, Summer

The Kids Zone Summer Camp kicks off on June 20th! This year’s summer camp will offer a variety of weekly themes that are both educational and fun for all ages. The names of these themes include; Get After It!, It’s Alive, Something Fishy, If You Build It, They Will Come, Surf Meets Turf, The Mysteries of Lincoln County, Treasure Hunting, The Legend of the Lighthouses, Shark Week and Water, Water Everywhere. All summer long the Kids Zone will immerse local children in enrichment activities such as science, reading, visual arts, music, games, sports, gardening, cooking, outdoor education, project-based learning, the rowing club and field trips.

The program extends for 11 weeks and the hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:30 pm, from June 20 – September 2.  This is a drop-in program, so children can attend as many days or weeks as desired. There is a daily fee per child to attend the Kids Zone Summer Camp. The full day cost is $20 per child, $8 for the 8:00-12:00 session and $12 for the 12:00-5:30 session.  Additional information and youth registration forms can be found on NFK’s website at www.neighborsforkids.org. Sign your child up with the Kids Zone for an active, entertaining summer full of classes and activities!

Neighbors For Kids is also a sponsor of the USDA Summer Food Service Program and the Kids Zone’s open site provides free lunch for all children from the community ages 1-18. Everyone will be served a healthy and delicious lunch from 12:30 – 1:30 pm during the summer schedule. Full-day summer camp participants will also receive a continental breakfast and a nutritious afternoon meal, giving them the fuel they need to play hard and learn well!

Grant funding to support the Kids Zone’s expanded summer food service program has been provided by Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Program and the Partners For a Hunger-Free Oregon Summer Meals Support Fund. Various educational enrichment activities, outdoor experiences, sports/fitness, science activities and field trips have been generously supported by Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Gray Family Foundation, Samaritan Health Services, The Ford Family Foundation, TLC Fibre Federal Credit Union and donors from the community.

Providing ongoing programs and activities for youth in our region does have its costs, so NFK is always seeking participation and support from the community. If you would like to make a donation, sponsor an event, become a volunteer, participate in the 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 23rd, or to learn more about Neighbors For Kids programs please visit www.neighborsforkids.org  or feel free to call 541-765-8990.  Neighbors For Kids is an equal opportunity provider.