College–Age (18-23) Winter Retreat

Date(s) - 01/05/2018 - 01/06/2018
All Day


NEW YORK CITY ~ Friday, January 5 – Saturday, January 6, 2018


WHO:  This retreat is for all college-aged students (aged 18–23) and a few advisors/drivers

WHERE:  St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City (1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.)

WHEN: Meet at BRPC at 2:30 pm on Friday, Jan. 5 to carpool into NYC.

RETURNING: to BRPC on Saturday, January 6 about 6 pm.


FRIDAY NIGHT: After arriving in NYC and having dinner at a local pizzeria, we will attend Nightwatch (with up to 100 college-aged people) at the St. John the Divine Cathedral. It’s a one-night spiritual retreat, where you will have the opportunity to unplug from the distractions and stresses of daily life to connect with God and one another in the exquisite sacred space of the Cathedral (the world’s largest Cathedral). Try walking a huge labyrinth and hearing the organ be played!

SATURDAY AM: We will take an adventurous, “behind-the-scenes” Vertical Tour, climbing more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the cathedral. We’ll learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture, and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

SATURDAY PM: The Nightwatch Staff are setting up a variety of service opportunities for us to do, as we serve others in need in NYC.

HOUSING:  Sleep over at St. John the Divine (they have mattresses – we bring sleeping bags)

COST: $75.00 (for Nightwatch Retreat). We need 25 to make it a go so invite your friends! All welcome!

BRING: Sleeping bag, pillow, comfy pjs, basic toiletries, snacks, sweatshirt, water bottle, $30 for meals

For more info, Contact Cathi Reckenbeil