What We Do
River’s Edge Haven of Hope is a farm-based Christian organization that welcomes anyone who desires to come and experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ and be encouraged to grow spiritually, mentally, socially and physically.
River’s Edge Haven of Hope endeavours to offer a unique natural environment for people of all ages and walks of life to discover and grow in their journey with Jesus Christ through authentic mentoring relationships (Vision Statement).
Together, mentor and youth will explore the farm and all the different activity options available. This can include: Horsemanship, Crafts, Woodworking, Outdoor adventures and Gardening.
A strong foundation for friendship is created by sharing fun experiences together as well as working side by side. Each session is tailored to meet the needs and desires of each individual child, which also includes a small chore that communicates the value of serving others. It is our hope that each child will experience the source of that love, Jesus Christ.
What Is Play?
At River’s Edge we are not just about horses (although that is what draws many people to our farm!). We are creating a space for children and youth to be children and youth by inviting them to play. Many children and youth are not exposed to the simple wonder and joy of frolicking in the woods catching sunbeams, having the space to play hide and go seek in a large barn, or have access to creating a birdhouse using power tools with an experienced adult.
At Rivers Edge we do our best to create place where kids can be kids, using their imaginations, exploring, inventing, making messes, and learning from natural consequences.
Play is an integral part of learning, encouraging the development of physical, emotional, social, and cognitive skills. Play helps a child grow in creativity, critical thinking, self-awareness, and decision making skills. Play pushes a child past comfort levels and teaches a child confidence to face a risk and overcome challenges and fears. At River’s Edge we desire to come alongside and join in the play of a child or youth to teach, guide, and encourage confidence, a sense of accomplishment, and self-discovery.