Our Mission

We are a faith based after school program running 3:00-6:00 PM Monday-Friday for grades K-5.  Our summer kid care faith based program will run Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm for grades K-5. Our mission 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

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 registration online.

Payment Breakdown:
Regular School Day - $10 per child per day (kid care is from 3pm to 6pm)
Early Out - $20 per child per day (kid care is from 12pm to 6pm)
No School/Summer Care - $25 per child per day (kid care is available from 7am to 6pm)

Kids do need to bring their own lunch for our full days off school.  We will provide all snacks and beverages.

Payment is due the following Monday from the previous 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.   Pay online here.

Scholarships are available.  Please email [email protected] for more 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

Contact Information

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