SCO Surrogate Mother Retreat

Our Surrogate Mothers 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 fulfil their family dreams. Our annual retreats are meticulously planned to show our appreciation, pamper surrogates, and facilitate relationship building.

Accommodations/food is FREE (surrogates responsible for travel arrangement which you can request to expense).  Partners/children are welcome to come, however there will only be 1 King bed in the room (some rooms have an additional sofa bed).

The focus of our retreats is rest and relaxation! We will have workshops you can attend (yoga, henna, psychic, spa etc.) or you can choose to just spend your weekend doing absolutely nothing. 🙂 The Goderich beach is a 10 min drive from Benmiller and there is also an indoor pool and hot tub. Food is all prepared by amazing chefs!


Day 1 Friday June 23rd, 2023
Register at the main desk (Woolen Mill) and get settled into your room (check in any time after 3pm).  Enjoy the pool/hot tub/sauna or go hiking! We’ll have food available in the “The Maitland Room” (basement of Gledhill House) from 6-8pm (you can eat there or take food back to your room if you prefer). *** Please register with us here as well so that we know you have arrived safe! ***

3pm-12am - Psychic Readings with Cristina Crowley (Gledhill House - Room #62) *optional/sign up sheet

Day 2 Saturday June 24th, 2023
8-10am - Start your day with a beautiful breakfast in the main dining hall (Woolen Mill).
11:30am - Group Photo on front steps of Gledhill House – Please do not be late for the photographer!
12-2pm - Buffet Style Lunch/Meet & Greet (Gledhill House – Maitland Meeting Room) *optional
12-2pm - Video Sessions *optional (Gledhill House Room #62)
Afternoon - Henna Time with Sherri-Lyn (Sharpe's Retreat House) *optional/sign up sheet
3pm - Yoga with Connie (Pool Side) *optional/sign up sheet
6-7:30pm - Dinner (Woolen Mill Dining Room) *optional
9pm - Movie Night in Maitland Meeting Room (bring your camp chair/blanket and snacks)! *optional

Day 3 Sunday June 25th, 2023
9-10:30am… departure day… enjoy a beautiful buffet breakfast before you go. Due to our large group this year, breakfast reservations are required, call 1-800-265-1711 before heading over. Check-out is at 11am! Safe travels!

Each guest has their own accommodations with a King Bed. There are Spa Services in the River Mill building (this must be booked in advance with Petit Aveda Spa and is not covered by SCO). Don’t forget your bathing suit, robe and flip flops to travel from your room to the pool area.

Attending meals, workshops/Paint Nite or the group photo 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.