Your Retreat at Cross Roads
Cross Roads is an inspiring and relaxing year-round retreat center offering comfortable facilities and professional programming for secular and spiritual groups of all ages. Located on 250 glorious acres atop the stunning mountain landscape of northwestern New Jersey, our cozy retreat centers and cabins house up to 300 people. Guests enjoy our beautiful hiking trails and an abundance of outdoor and indoor recreational areas including basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, and open space for field games. And while we love this quiet and peaceful corner of the state, we are conveniently located within 30 miles of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, 55 miles of New York City, and 70 miles of Philadelphia.
We offer three different types of accommodations: hotel-style, dormitory-style, and cabins.
The Christ Center is our hotel-style building featuring 14 rooms with two twin beds and an attached bathroom. There are also two ADA compliant rooms with a queen bed and attached bathroom each. The Christ Center can accommodate 30-32 guests.
The Lodge, Beisler Center, and Log Cabin feature our dormitory-style accommodations. Guests sleep in bunk beds in a common room and shower/bathrooms are located in the building. The Lodge can sleep 44, the Beisler Center can sleep 22, and the Log Cabin can sleep 28.
Oakwood and Evergreen are our cabin campuses. There are eight Oakwood cabins sleeping 10 each in bunk beds. The Evergreen campus has 12 cabins that sleep 12 in bunk beds. Both Oakwood and Evergreen have their own bath/shower houses.
Planning a Retreat During COVID
Cross Roads welcomes retreat groups to camp. As we look to gather safely during COVID, Cross Roads would like to remind all visitors of the protocols for risk management during COVID. The pillars of COVID management are vaccination, social distancing, masking, and handwashing.
Cross Roads is a strong advocate of vaccination, recognizing it as the first pillar in COVID management and mitigation. In our efforts to Love our Neighbor, vaccination is a building block to a safer community. Cross Roads does not require vaccination for hosted retreat participants, but vaccination status should be discussed during retreat planning.
Cross Roads strongly recommends social distancing in cases where pre-retreat testing has not been conducted (regardless of vaccination status) for indoor retreats. We also recommend social distancing in outdoor settings where masks are not being worn.
Cross Roads also strongly recommends wearing masks indoors when in a group that has not done pre-retreat COVID screening or in a group with mixed vaccination status. Cross Roads also encourages mask-wearing in outdoor situations where social distancing cannot be observed.
Cross Roads recognizes the importance of clean hands in managing the spread of COVID. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed around camp for guest use. We recommend sanitizing hands when entering a building, when entering the foodservice line in the Dining Hall, and before and after using any type of equipment including sports equipment in the Recreation Hall.
Cross Roads highly recommends that groups planning either a day or overnight retreat include a robust discussion about COVID protocols in that planning. Defining what a safe community means to your group and crafting a retreat honoring that meaning helps to make your time and space apart meaningful for all participants.
For the safety of our community and yours, your retreat group is expected to follow all current State of New Jersey COVID guidelines in place at the time of your retreat. These guidelines include masking, social distancing, and indoor gathering limits. Updated information can be found here: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions
For the safety of our community and yours, we recommend that your group discusses and puts in place their own protocols around pre-retreat COVID testing and masking, especially as they pertain to vulnerable populations.
For the safety of our community and yours, Cross Roads is requiring the use of masks in the Dining Hall at all times other than when participants are eating and drinking. In addition, Cross Roads may require participants to wear masks when sharing spaces with other groups, including Cross Roads staff, or in spaces where adequate ventilation is not available and/or social distancing is not possible.