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River of Hope Youth Center

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The River of Hope Youth Center started with a donation and the dream of Marv Gulbranson.  The building was obtained at no cost from Camp Ripley in northern Minnesota.  It was no longer in use by Camp Ripley and the only requirement was that Hope Church would be responsible for the dismantling and moving of the building.  Volunteers from Hope undertook this monumental task.   The Session of Hope Church approved proceeding with the youth building in September 2003.  After numerous volunteer hours by the church members and community, the youth center opened its doors in May 2007 with much celebration.


Activities at the River of Hope Youth Center include, but are not limited to:

* Wednesday evening youth group

* Vacation Bible School

* Summer family fun festivals

* Lock-ins

* Special events for the youth


Equipment Available

* Indoor games: video games, foosball, ping pong, pool

* A large assortment of board games

* Large screen for movies

* Popcorn machine

* Outdoor games: sand volleyball, basketball, large yard for baseball or soccer

* Patio with gas grill

Criteria for Use

If you would like to use this facility, please fill out  one of our request forms and the contract, and send it to the church at the address below.

            One-time Use Request Form (members)             One-time Use Request Form (non-members)


            On-going Use Request Form                               Contract

Just because there is not something on the church calendar for the date you may be looking at does not mean there might not be a request pending or a church event planned for that date.  Please wait until you have heard back from the Ministry & Staff Assistant to start planning your event.  Thank you!

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