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Mark your calendars for The Retreat!
August 26*-30, 2022
*Early arrival and other events, such as kayaking, will be planned for August 25th

Camp Canaan
 3111 Sand Island Rd., Rock Hill, SC

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Discounted member pricing pertains to Friday evening, August 26- Sunday afternoon, August 28.

Discounted member pricing does not apply to Breech Without Borders, NRP or CPR


Karen Strange is coming back to the Carolinas! In addition to the hybrid NRP workshop (Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn online and Live skills testing) she will be leading a session during the retreat.


Joining us once again at the Summer Island Retreat will be Dr. Rixa Freeze & Dr. David Hayes for their 2 day Breech Workshop on Monday, August 29th & Tuesday, August 30th

(Dr. Rixa will be attending only if we have 25 or more attendees- we're close, so register now!)

Thursday, August 25th:

  • NRP (1 session)

  • Early arrival, kayaking

Friday, August 26th:

  • NRP with Karen Strange (2 sessions to choose from)

  • CPR/ BLS for Healthcare Providers (2 sessions to choose from to compliment NRP)

  • Pool Party & Low Country Boil, live music by Chris Gervais (dietary needs are accommodated. Make note at time of registration)

Saturday, August 27th &

  •  Morning Yoga Both Days led by Sarah Davis

  • ​​Karen Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP “Everyone has a Story to Tell...The Importance of Debriefing after a Birth”

  • Dr. Emily Rousch “Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Closer Look”

  • Jackie Kuschner, APRN-CNM, MSN, CPM- “The Myth of the 6 Week Postpartum Visit and The Forgotten Mothers”

  • Liz Burkholder, PHMNP, FNP- “Trauma and PTSD in Birth Workers”

  • Midwives After Hours

Sunday, August 28th

  • Karen Welton, CD (DONA)- “The Fear Release: Resolving Difficult Labors”

  • Christine Strothers, CPM- “Laboratory Testing and Interpretation in the Out of Hospital Practice”

  • Jenna Weigner, MSM, CPM, IBCLC and Toni Lee Seng, MD- "Humanizing Birth: Prospectives from Bolivia"

  • Peer Review for Midwives led by Lori Gibson, CPM, LM, MBC and "Tips for a Successful Apprenticeship” with Leandra Cail, LMA & Julia Pelly, student midwife

  • Healing Circle of Fire with Liz Burkholder (Space is limited, separate ticket must be purchased at time of retreat registration.)

Monday, August 29th & Tuesday, August 30th:

  • Breech Without Borders 2 day Hands-on Workshop

For those interested in a 1 hour private hypnotherapy session with Liz Burkholder throughout the weekend, please register here. Additionally, we will have massage therapists and sign up sheets, as usual, on site for you to treat yourself!

*Session times/order are subject to change. Other activities will be offered*

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MEAC CEUs will be applied for Saturday and Sunday Retreat session and available for purchase for $25.00. BWB and Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn (pre-retreat online work) have CEUs included. All proceeds from the breech workshop will be evenly split between Breech Without Borders, NCACPM & PALM. Proceeds from the Summer Island Retreat will be split with NCACPM & PALM. All 3 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.

Full refunds minus a service fee available until June 30. 50% refund if notified between July 1 and 31. No refunds after August 1.

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.

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