Our 5th annual Summer Island Retreat is on the calendar for August 27-30 at Camp Canaan in Rock Hill, SC!

We are so excited about our line up complete with lots of hands-on training and time to connect.

The Retreat at a Glance: 

Optional Thursday: CPR/ BLS for Healthcare Providers certification and perhaps some kayaking or zip lining rounded out with dinner and maybe a front porch dance party. 


Friday: Karen Strange will take us through Neonatal Resuscitation of the Newborn and NRP certification*. Finish the day with a low country boil by the pool.

*NRP has an online pre-requisite not included in the NRP fee for those who need an NRP card. 

Saturday: Sessions with Karen Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP, Liz Burkholder, NP, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Trauma Specialist, Sarita Bennett, CPM, DO, Susan Smartt- Cook, CPM from NACPM, Justine Clegg, CPM & more!

Sunday: ALSO® (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics)*

full day hands on workshop with Sarita Bennett, CPM, DO. 

*This course has an online pre-requisite included in the cost of the retreat.

The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

We will apply for MEAC CEUs for all sessions and this year, as an anniversary gift, CEUs are included in the retreat cost!

Vegan/ GF options available, please indicate when registering.

Check back for updates and additions to the Retreat Schedule.

Retreat Only: 
  • Early Bird (through 5/31) Member $390, Non-Member $440
  • Spring Forward (6/1-6/30) Member $445, Non-Member $490
  • Summer Time Rolls (7/1-7/15) Member $500, Non-Member $550
  • Last Minute Registration (7/16-8/13) Member $550, Non-Member $610
NRP/Retreat Combo:  
  • Early Bird (through 5/31) Member $685, Non-Member $735
  • Spring Forward (6/1-6/30) Member $740, Non-Member $790
  • Summer Time Rolls (7/1-7/15) Member $795, Non-Member $840
  • Last Minute Registration (7/16- 8/13) Member $845, Non-Member $890
NRP Only w/ Karen: 
  • $295- includes lunch, snacks & facility fee. CBJ membership does not apply to NRP.
Thursday Add ons:
  • Thursday Combo: CPR, dinner & bunk- $150 or add al a carte:
  • CPR: $75
  • Dinner: $15
  • Bunk: $33
  • Kayaking: $42 (min # 10)
  • Zip-lining: $75 (min # 10)
Friday Add On:
  • ​Low Country Boil: $35 (included in Retreat & Retreat Combo registrations)

Become a CBJ Member and save all year on workshops including the Retreat! 

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5th Annual Summer Island Retreat, NRP & ALSO
Aug 27, 1:00 PM – Aug 30, 5:00 PM
Camp Canaan,
3111 Sand Island Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732, USA

MEAC CEUs will be applied for and available for FREE this year as an anniversary gift to our attendees.

Proceeds from the Summer Island Retreat will be split with NCACPM & SCNACPM. Both are non-profit organizations.


CBJ Members will receive $50.00 off of the price of the retreat at the time of registration. Must already be a member or sign up at the time of registration.

The discount cannot be retroactive.

Cancellations: 50% of monies paid can be refunded if we are notified by July  25.

We know the nature of the business, therefore no refunds if you are called to a birth, you can however, transfer your registration to another Birth Junkie for this event.

Carolina Birth Junkies:

Lori Gibson, CPM, LM, MBC & Christine Strothers, CPM, IBCLC


4694 Westwind Drive

Rock Hill, SC 29732


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