Oceanspray Family Center
Oceanspray Family Center

Open Recreation - After-School and Out-of-School Time

Oceanspray's Open Recreation program offers young people choices. Not only are children supervised in a safe and caring environment, but students have opportunities to play ping-pong, board games, pool, basketball and other outdoor recreational games.

  • Available Mondays through Fridays
  • Staff is trained in First Aid/CPR and has Food Handler's cards.
  • Registration is required.


Summer Lunch Program

When: Mondays through Fridays 12 Noon - 1:00 PM (beginning the first Monday after school ends in June through Labor Day Weekend or until school begins)

Description: Oceanspray Family Center participates in the USDA FREE Summer Lunch Program. Lunch is served for one hour at no cost and requires no eligibility. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! (Adults must assist in lunch time supervision to receive a free lunch.)

Youth Development Programs

Discovery - 2001 NAHRO Merit Award Winner

When: Afternoons from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM

Description: Designed for K through 5th grade students, is a quality after-school program providing enrichment activities that keep young people safe and provide opportunities for positive and consistent relationships with adults and peers. The program promotes development of skills and exploration of interests, enhances positive character traits and life skills, and helps strengthen academic skills. From Discovery's inception, Oceanspray has directed efforts to create a quality program. Important to the program's success has been staff education, guidance from research-based studies and community partnerships. 2004 celebrates 10 years of Discovery for neighborhood residents and community use. DPU excepted at $100 monthly fee.

The Reading Buddy Program

When: Once a week except during scheduled vacations.

Description: Modeled after recognized mentoring programs, the Reading Buddy Program links a child and a volunteer adult mentor in a supervised setting to read and share. The student benefits from the positive recognition and individual attention the adult mentor can provide. Reading Buddies spend one hour a week with their students, first eating a snack together, then spending the rest of the time in a variety of activities such as reading together, playing games or talking. Volunteer mentors must complete a training prior to being matched with their Reading Buddy. This program requires registration, but has no fees.

If you would like to be an adult mentor or would like to register a Reading Buddy student, please contact the Center Assistant at 265-5326 ext. 317.

R.O.C.K. (Recreational Opportunities for Coastal Kids)

When: 7-week summer program. Registration begins in May.

Description: 2003 NAHRO Merit Award Winner. Oceanspray Family Center's R.O.C.K. Program is an intensive zero-tolerance, 7-week summer recreation and learning program based on the 40 Developmental Assets, challenging public housing youth ages 11-13 to their personal best. Team Leaders, youth ages 14-21, engage as mentors in a work experience.

The R.O.C.K. Program focuses on reinforcing positive values in youth while engaging them in creative, constructive, substance prevention, and community related activities. Team building, positive peer interaction, self-discipline and self-esteem are integral components of the program.

Registration begins in June of each year. Contact the Center Assistant at 265-5326 ext. 317 for registration and scholarship information.
Oceanspray Family Center: Indoor Recreation Room
Indoor Recreation Room: Includes a Play Station 2 game area, ping-pong, air hockey and a pool table. Students participating in classes are welcome to enjoy leisure time in the recreation area.

Oceanspray Family Center Visit the Oceanspray Family Center
Indoor Rec Area, Classes, Kitchen - for all ages
1039 NW Nye Street
between NW 10th & NW 11th
tel: (541)265-5326 x317

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, color, familial status, disability, marital status, or source of income.
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