Camp Widow is a unique and incredible experience. This innovative program provides practical tools and research-informed resources for widowed persons rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or partner. We offer a weekend long event in Toronto, and there are other Camp Widow and pop up events across the United States and in a variety of International locations held by Soaring Spirits International.
Camp Widow blends elements of three event styles: a conference format, an inspiring retreat and a reunion with great friends. Campers are encouraged to personalize their weekend to best fit their needs taking into account the time since loss, current areas of focus for healing and the need for self-care as we do the emotional work of healing.
The information and resources we offer are a vital part of the value of the camp program, but the most important thing that Camp Widow provides to the widowed people who attend is an in-person community of men and women who are making their way through widowhood one day at a time. Campers come from all over the country, and around the world, to meet other widowed people face-to-face, and to experience the camaraderie that this event creates.
You might imagine these gatherings are morose, but you will find that the truth is quite the contrary. Among peers, lifted up by understanding, and validated in the uniqueness of every person’s grief recovery…the mood at Camp Widow is hopeful, positive, and uplifting.