Our Mission

We are a faith-based, kid care program for kids in grades K-5. Our schoolyear program is open from 3:00pm - 6:00pm Mondays - Fridays.  Our summer hours are Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm for kids going into Kindergarten - finished 5th grade. 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.

Tuition / Fees:

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

Fee Schedule:
Regular School Day - $12 per child per day (kid care is from 3pm to 6pm)
Early Out - $16 per child per day (kid care is from 12pm to 6pm)
No School/Summer Care - $30 per child per day (kid care is available from 7am to 6pm)

During our summer program, free bag lunches are provided, or kids can bring their own. During the school year, kids need to bring a packed lunch on full-day care days. Healthy snacks will be provided.
Scholarships are available.  Please email [email protected] for more information.

How to Register Your Child:
Download the Registration Form (PDF), and once completed, please return by mail to
River Depot
22881 178th Ave,
 Cold Spring, MN 56320.
OR email [email protected].


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 2021 - 2022 schoolyear.

Parent Handbook

Contact Information

ADDRESS:  River Depot   |   22881 178th Ave Cold Spring, MN
PHONE:  320-597-7777
EMAIL:  [email protected]
FACEBOOK:  River Depot Page