We will use this page to post more details as we develop the theme for the retreat, finalize speakers, and select our guiding book (previous selections: The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama and See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur).
REST ~ RENEWAL ~ RECONNECTION
Are you ready for the 4th ANNUAL OMO WOMEN'S RETREAT?!
Having the opportunity to gather again next year is so uplifting to the OMO team! That the retreat means enough to you to register almost a year in advance demonstrates the value you've found in making time for yourself!
Full payment must be received by April 1, 2024.
$100 deposits are refundable until December 31, 2023; deposits received January 1, 2024 or later are non-refundable.
Please note that refunds are dependent upon you or OMO finding a replacement attendee to register for your spot.
Use the PayPal link below to pay your balance due. If you'd prefer to pay over time, email us and we'll send an invoice.
Deposits paid by July 15, 2023 receive the Early Bird price of $450!
Workshops will be offered throughout the weekend. Topics covered include: Renewing ourselves:
Self-care is healthcare. You'll have the opportunity to treat yourself as you need to be treated, with space to explore art therapy, learn self-care tips, or take time to just be still and do nothing.
Reconnecting with community:
Women thrive in spaces where they feel seen, heard, and understood. Whether you are a repeat retreat attendee or new, our goal is for you to find others that help you process feelings and realize your needs, goals, and wants (from the simple to the life-changing)
Re-igniting our inner selves:
Working toward becoming your version of your best self takes reflection and sometimes also benefits from being sparked by a fascinating workshop or thought-provoking conversation. During all aspects of the retreat, we offer a variety of experiences for you to reconnect with your inner self and her wants, needs, and goals for the future.
Workshop options and our book selection for the weekend will be announced soon.
We chose the Bon Secours Retreat Center because of its integration in the beauty of nature, recently renovated facilities, affordability, delicious food, COVID safety over the pandemic, and convenience for us in Howard County. The extensive grounds of Bon Secoursare open for you to explore alone or with others. The renovated, private rooms are fully stocked with everything you need, and rooms are even TV-free, so you can take a break from screens. With cozy meeting rooms, meditative spaces like the Labyrinth and Peace Garden, and quiet private rooms, our retreat group will have the space we need to laugh, to learn, and to just be.
About Bon Secours Lodging Accommodations
70 guest rooms, all with queen-size beds, private baths, linen and towel service and free Wi-Fi
Guests frequently comment about the superb cleanliness of our lodging rooms and comfort of our beds and linens
A host of other amenities, including a fitness center and outdoor swimming pool
Delicious Dining The professional food and beverage staff will help you refuel with a delicious selection of choices, prepared fresh each day in the Bon Secours kitchen.
Light refreshments are available throughout the day in hospitality lounges located on each floor of the Center (coffee, tea, water and a bowl of fresh fruit)
OMO provides Bon Secours a list of those attendees reporting allergies/restrictions
In order to guarantee a positive dining experience, those guests who have special dietary requests or needs (allergies, restrictions, etc.) are asked to speak to a supervisor in the Food and Beverage Department upon arrival.
Those guests who require a very restricted diet (gluten free, organic, vegan, etc.) are welcome to bring some of their own food items to supplement what the Center provides. Refrigerators and microwaves are available for guest use.
Vegetarian options are available upon request (at each meal time).