Middle School Nightwatch Retreat
Date(s) - 04/03/2020 - 04/04/2020
Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church’s Middle School Nightwatch Retreat
Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC
Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4, 2020
WHO: This retreat is for all middle school youth, parents and advisors
Friday: Meet at BRPC at 4 pm to drive to the Cathedral of St John the Divine (largest in the Western Hemisphere) to join their amazing Nightwatch Spiritual retreat.
Friday night: We’ll join with other youth groups as we focus on the wisdom teachings of Jesus. While there, we will have the opportunity to unplug from the distractions and stresses of daily life, to connect with God and one another in this sacred space. We will sleep downstairs in their large gyms.
Saturday: After a simple breakfast, we will take a 1 hour guided “behind the scenes” vertical tour, as we climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world’s largest cathedral. 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. We will head out to a local pizzeria for lunch before returning back to BRPC.
Saturday afternoon: We will head to a local pizzeria for lunch before returning back to BRPC at 3 pm.
COST: $100 – (this is very discounted total)
BRING: Comfy pjs, sweatshirt, change of clothing, sneakers (for the gym floor), basic toiletries, snacks, water bottle, sleeping bag, pillow, washcloth and towel, flashlight, camera, snack/dessert to share
OPTIONAL: ear plugs, air mattress – foam mattresses are provided
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