Fun Free Stuff in Our Community

Some fun and free (or really cheap) things for kids in Douglas County:

Free Bowling: Youth 15 and under can get two free bowling games a day during the summer at Roseburg’s Ten Down Bowling alley.   The two games each day are free, but you will have to pay for the cost of bowling shoe rental at $2.50 per person.  Also if parents want to bowl, it will cost the regular game rate and shoes.

You can get more information and register at or contact Ten Down Bowling at (541) 672-3601.

Free Wilderness Camp-Out:

Get a scholarship to attend for free the upcoming Umpqua Watersheds annual Twin Lakes Youth Wilderness Camp-Out. The Camp-Out runs this coming weekend, July 27 to 29th.

Families are encouraged to attend together, but youth ages 11-18 can attend alone for this “fun-filled weekend planned with lots of opportunities for learning, adventure and outdoor recreation!”

For more info or to register, please contact Mike Rooney at 541-672-7065 (office), 412-400-4186 (mobile), email:, or 539 SE Main St. Roseburg, OR 97470.

Free End of Summer Recreation & Reading Program:

Starting next week and running every Tuesday & Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., school age youth can have some fun and increase reading, writing & math skills before school starts at the Fair Oaks Community Grange Summer Recreation & Reading Program.   Running until August 16th, kids can just drop-in for open recreation, as well as participate in organized activities that will make learning fun.  Everyone can have fun learning about making giant bubbles, gardening, astronomy & wilderness survival.  Each week offers a different focus, but children can just come to play ping pong, variety of board games or get into a water balloon contest or two.

Activities are free, including a snack, but parents must register their children for the program.  To register or for more info contact the Fair Oaks Community Grange at (541) 375-0302,, message via Facebook or stop by the Grange at 1020 Fair Oaks Rd, Oakland (east of Sutherlin off Nonpareil).


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