SCO Surrogate Retreat

Next Retreat: June 28th-30, 2024

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SCO Surrogate Retreat

Our Surrogates are giving the most precious gift. We intimately understand the sacrifices made and the challenges faced by the women who selflessly choose to help others to fulfill their family dreams. Our annual retreats are meticulously planned to show our appreciation, pamper surrogates, and facilitate relationship building.

Accommodations and food are paid for by SCO (surrogates are responsible for travel arrangement which are considered a reimburseable expense).

The focus of our retreat is rest and relaxation! We will have meetings you can attend (circle time, henna, psychic, spa etc.) or you can choose to just spend your weekend doing absolutely nothing! 🙂 The town of Goderich (and Goderich beach) is only a 10 minute drive from Benmiller. Benmiller has an indoor pool, hot tub, walking trails and and all food is prepared by amazing chefs!

For spa appointments reservations are required in advance (surrogates are responsible to cover cost plus gratuity).
*** The Spa books quickly, book your appointment in advance to make sure you get a spot. To make reservations: visit  Please do not book a spa appointment during our group photo on Saturday June 29th at 12-12:30pm.***

Benmiller Inn & Spa Website…


Day 1 Friday June 28th, 2024

Register at the main desk (Woolen Mill) and get settled into your room (check in is 3pm). Enjoy the pool/hot tub/sauna or go hiking!

  • 6pm

    Pizza and Cake will be available at the Maitland Meeting Room (Gledhill House). You can eat here or feel free to take food back to you room.

  • 3pm-12am

    Psychic Readings with Cristina Crowley (Gledhill House – Room #66) *optional/sign up sheet

  • 3pm-12am

    Henna Time with Sherri-Lyn (Gledhill House - Room #62) *optional/sign up sheet

Day 2 Saturday June 29th, 2024

  • 8-10am

    Start your day with a beautiful breakfast in the main dining hall (Woolen Mill).

  • 12pm

    Group Photo on front steps of Gledhill House – Please do not be late for the photographer! (If raining, meet inside at Pool Area).

  • 1-2pm

    Buffet Style Lunch/Meet & Greet & Circle with Erin – Games & Prizes too! (Gledhill House – Maitland Meeting Room) Surrogates only please for circle – your guests can take plates of food back to their room. *optional

  • Afternoon

    Henna Time with Sherri-Lyn (Gledhill House Room #62) *optional/sign up sheet

  • Afternoon

    Psychic Readings with Cristina Crowley (Gledhill House – Room #66) *optional/sign up sheet

  • 3pm

    Group Hike with Erin *optional/sign up sheet

  • 4pm

    Guided Meditation with Cristina Crowley - learn to find your own guide and keep yourself grounded. (Gledhill House - Maitland Meeting Room) *optional/sign up sheet

Don’t forget your bathing suit, robe and flip flops to travel from your room to the pool area!

Attending meals, circle/workshops is all optional. Surrogates are free to spend their retreat time relaxing, painting, swimming, hiking, doing henna, visiting local sites or connecting with other surrogates. Our focus is on RELAXATION! If at any time you need to reach Sally or leave early please text (519) 527-2404.