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Nightwatch Crossroads is a Friday evening and overnight spiritual retreat for middle and high school age students, youth groups and their adult chaperones. Your group will have the opportunity to unplug from the distractions and stresses of daily life to connect with God and one another in the sacred space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Nightwatch has created a safe, spirit-centered program of joyful fellowship, contemplative-contemporary spiritual direction, devotional singing, and lots of fun activities.

New to Nightwatch Crossroads is the offering of two retreats to choose from: an Interspiritual and a Christian-oriented overnight. The Interspiritual retreat is an inclusive program created for youth of all faiths. It explores music, spiritual disciplines, stories and wisdom from a variety of the world’s religious traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity. The Christian-oriented evening will focus primarily on the wisdom teachings of Jesus. Try both for a well-rounded spiritual education!

We are grateful to announce that thanks to a generous grant from St. Peter’s Fund for Special Ministry, scholarships are available for the 2016-2017 Nightwatch Crossroads season. Aid is granted as-needed, no formal application required. Simply contact The Rev. Canon Patti Welch at or call 212-316-7518. Full, partial, and a variety of other options are available to help finance your Crossroads experience.

Click the links below to make your reservations for the 2017–2018 season.

Crossroads Christian
November 17, 2017
January 5, 2018 - COLLEGE NIGHT
January 19, 2018
February 2, 2018
February 23, 2018
March 16, 2018
April 6, 2018
May 4, 2018
May 11, 2018
June 8, 2018

Crossroads Interspiritual:
March 9, 2018
April 20, 2018
June 1, 2018

Tickets are $90.00 per person. Maximum capacity for this program is 100.

Ask about our discounts for groups of 15 or more! For more information call (212) 316-7518 or email

Nightwatch Crossroads Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you must cancel or reschedule your reservation, please call 212-316-7518. There are no refunds, but we will try to accommodate you at the next available Crossroads date or offer credit to be used within the next calendar year. If there is a price change between your original event date and a rescheduled event, the new price will apply. A $6-per-order processing fee applies. In the unlikely event Nightwatch finds it necessary to cancel a Crossroads sleepover, a full refund will be made.

Download or view a FAQ sheet here.
Download or view a sample schedule.
Download or view a list of what you should bring.
Download and print the participant permission and release form.
A release form must be filled out and submitted for every participant (adult and child) and presented at check-in.