Need a place for an event or retreat?

Riverside is truly thankful for the opportunity to offer our facilities to outside groups for rentals. This is one way that we can share Jesus Christ with others. Have you considered hosting your next church retreat or family gathering at Riverside? Want a beautiful setting for your wedding? Need a weekend set a side to come with your friends and craft?  You can rent for just the day or for an overnight. It's a great place for just about any kind of event: youth group retreats, small group retreats, church councils, church services, crafting retreats, and much more! Riverside also has trails for a nature walk, a challenge course, recreational games, and seasonal horseback riding. We are also very thankful for the part that we have played in so many new couples’ lives as they have chosen Riverside for the location of their weddings. The chapel and the dining hall are available. What a beautiful setting for such a blessed event!

 

We are so thankful for the opportunity to have outside groups come and experience God’s creation here at Riverside and is available for rental/retreat use year-round with limited space in the summer.

 

What does Riverside have to offer for your retreat needs?

  • Meals (for groups 25 or more and at an additional charge)

  • TV/VCR/DVD

  • Projector

  • Easel

  • Whiteboard

  • Podium

  • Full Sound System

  • Recreational Equipment

Recreation Activities Include:

  • Hiking/ Nature walks

  • Camp tours

  • Campfire

  • Basketball

  • Volleyball

  • Soccer

  • Disc Golf

  • Canoe/Kayak (see below for details)

  • Horseback riding (upon staff availability and at an additional charge)

  • Challenge course (upon staff availability and at an additional charge)

  • Outdoor Pool (upon staff availability and at an additional charge...see below for details)​​

 

Pool Rental Prices

Pool is only available from Memorial Day weekend until the middle of August (subject to staff availability)

  • Base fee of $100 per hour for up to 50 people with no extra elements open (see below)

  • Add $25 per hour to base fee for each additional 25 people (max of 125 total people)

  • Add $17 per hour to base fee for each additional element open

    • Enclosed, twisty slide in the shallow end​

    • Drop slide in the deep end

    • Rock wall in the deep end

    • Diving board in the deep end

Canoe & Kayak

We have three different options for you to canoe and/or kayak! Contact Jessie Van Roekel at Jessie@RiversideLBC.org or at 515-733-5271 to set up a time or to get more information.

  • Paddle on the Riverside Lagoon

    • Explore the Riverside Lagoon (and all of the turtles, frogs, and birds) at your leisure. ​

    • Rates

      • Free for anyone staying overnight at Riverside

      • $15 per canoe, $10 per kayak for a 2 hour excursion for those not staying at Riverside

  • Riverside to Story City Trip (1.5 to 3 hour trip)

    • Enjoy a scenic paddle that takes you down a winding stretch of the Skunk River. You will begin your trip on site at Riverside, and you will finish your trip in Story City. We will pick you up at the take out location and transport you back to Riverside. Float times are subject to river flow, wind, and paddling time. 

    • Rates (includes all equipment & transportation from the take out site back to Riverside)

      • $34 per canoe (2 people per canoe, add $8 per person for a 3rd/4th person in the canoe)

      • $20 per kayak

  • Des Moines or Boone River Trip (2-4 hours on the river, 3-5.5 hours total trip)

    • Enjoy a scenic paddle that takes you down an incredible stretch of the Des Moines or Boone River that is sure to take your breath away! Either river is wide and good for new paddlers. Float times are subject to river flow, wind, and paddling time. Most groups spend 2-4 hours on the river and another hour being transporting to and from Riverside to the put in and take out locations. 

    • Rates (includes all equipment & transportation from Riverside to the river and back)

      • 2 boat minimum in the party

      • $50 per canoe (2 people per canoe, add $8 per person for a 3rd/4th person in the canoe)​

      • $30 per kayak

Please contact our Retreat Coordinator for more information:

Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm
3001 Riverside Rd.
Story City, IA 50248
Phone: 515-733-5271 or 1-800-372-7748
Email: Elly@RiversideLBC.org

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Address

3001 Riverside Rd.

Story City, IA 50248

Contact

rlbc@riversidelbc.org

Office: 515-733-5271

Fax: 515-733-4096

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