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Our Mission

We are a faith based after school program running 3:00-6:00 PM Monday-Friday for children in grades Kindergarten- 5th that began with the desire to help meet families’ needs between school and home.  River Depot provides a fun, safe environment where kids can be themselves, build friendships, enjoy a snack and Bible lesson, run and play, get homework help and tutoring, and participate in special activities that pique their interest, all under the supervision of caring adults.

Program Information

We have five areas of focus that children will experience each day at River Depot.

Track 1: Faith

  • Bible lesson
  • Prayer

Track 2: Education

  • Tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Reading buddies
  • Artistic expression
  • Cursive club
  • Bible study
  • More—based on children’s interests!

Track 3: Physical Needs

  • Healthy snack, sensitive to dietary needs
  • Locked facility
  • Secure check in/out system
  • Indoor and outdoor safe play spaces

Track 4: Friendship

  • Team building
  • Social skill encouragement

Track 5: Recreation

  • Outside and inside play time
  • Organized games
  • Board games


Annual Registration Fee: $25 per family, due at time of registration.  Pay online.

Payment: $10 per child per day, due on Mondays for the upcoming week.

Pay by check or online (savings/checking account or credit card).  With online billing, we also have the option of setting up automatic reoccurring payments.   (online link coming soon)

Scholarships are available.  Please email contact@riverdepot.org for more information.

Busing Information

Busing to River Depot is provided by your local school bus company for ROCORI students.  Parents/guardians must pick up their children or arrange a ride for them by 6:00 P.M.  When you sign up for ROCORI School District busing, please indicate that your child’s drop-off location is River of Life Church, 22881 178th Ave, Cold Spring, MN 56320.  Contact the bus company directly regarding changes in your child’s busing throughout the 2018-2019 school year. 

Policy/Procedure Handbook

Information coming soon

Contact Information

ADDRESS:  River Depot   |   22881 178th Ave Cold Spring, MN

PHONE:  320-597-7777

EMAIL:  contact@riverdepot.org

FACEBOOK:  River Depot Page

Two Ways to Get Your Child Registered

1. Download the Registration Form (PDF), fill it out, and mail the form and a $25 check (Annual Registration Fee, one per household) to River Depot, 22881 178th Ave, Cold Spring, MN 56320.


2. Pay the $25 Annual Registration Fee (one per household) online here, and then you will receive the Registration Form via email to fill out, sign and submit online.