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Registration is now closed!
Mark your calendars for The Retreat!
August 25*-27, 2023

*Early arrival and other events, such as kayaking, will be planned for August 24th

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

Retreat Sneak Peek
Discounted member pricing pertains to Friday evening, August 25- Sunday afternoon, August 27.

Discounted member pricing does not apply to Thursday arrival, Thursday meals or kayaking.


Thursday, August 24th:​

  • 1:00-3:00 Guided Kayaking on the Catawba (ticket required, all experience levels welcome. Please arrive by 12:15 to check in with us and then the guides)

  • 3:15 Retreat Early Check-in (add-on required for Thursday accommodations)

  • 3:15-5:30 Vendors and Optional Self care services available 

  • 5:30 Dinner (ticket required)

  • 6:30- 9:30 Cocktail Reception with Lecture for Birth Workers from Dr. Stu Fischbein from Utah (reception FREE with retreat registrations. Tickets can be purchased separately if not registering for The Retreat)

Friday, August 25th:

  • 8:00  until...Tea and breakfast with Sister MorningStar and Ida Darragh 

  • 9:00- 12:00 Optional FULL Day Reteach Breech workshop with Dr. Stu (ticket required, Session now is FULL)

  • 12:00-1:00 lunch (included for Dr. Stu's workshop attendees, may be added if not attending his workshop)

  • 1:00-4:00 Reteach Breech continued (ticket required, Session now is FULL)

  • 4:00-6:00 Retreat Arrival

  • Vendors, Optional Spa services available throughout day

  • 6:00-10:00 Pool Party & Low Country Boil, live music (dietary needs are accommodated. Make note at time of registration. Included with retreat. Tickets can be purchased separately if you are not attending The  Retreat)

Saturday, August 26th 

  • 7:00-8:00 Sunrise Yoga

  • 8:30-10:30 Sister MorningStar from Missouri          "Hemorrhage: What, Why and How to Respond in a way that preserves generational reproductive future"

  • 10:45-12:15 Adrienne Leeds, CPM, RM, from Colorado: "Itching and Puking and Hives, Oh My!

  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30-3:30 Ida Darragh, LM, CPM from Arkansas, Executive Director of NARM: "Charting"

  • 3:45-5:15 Leslie Cornwell, CNM from Michigan:  "Risk Management for Midwives

  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner

  • 7:00 until Midwives After Hours

Sunday, August 27th​

  • 7:00-8:00  Yoga

  • 8:00-8:30 Breakfast

  • 8:30-10:30 Sister MorningStar "Village Prenatal: Honoring the Sacred  Journey of Birth"

  • 10:45-12:45 Ida Darragh "Midwifery Ethics"

  • 12:45-1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30-4:30 Leslie Cornwell " Business Tips"

  • 5:00-7:00 Dinner and Peer Review

  • Optional Spa services available throughout day

Spa services will be provided by Mended By Hand. Registration and payment onsite. 

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

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Registration Closed

The Fine Print

MEAC CEUs will be applied for Saturday and Sunday Retreat session and available for purchase for $25.00.

Proceeds from the Summer Island Retreat will be used for scholarships for next year's retreat. CBJ is a  non-profit organization.

*Schedules are tentative*

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.

Questions?  Please email us at

8th annual Summer Island Retreat
8th annual Summer Island Retreat
Aug 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – Aug 28, 2023, 5:00 PM
Camp Canaan,
3111 Sand Island Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732, USA
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