This workshop will offer support for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer community and consists of small group discussions among those with similar situations. Through a series of rotations, you will find others who you share parts of your unique grief with such as type of loss, time in grief, and type of relationship. The exact number of rotations will be determined by the number of participants on the day of the workshop.
In this workshop, we explore the complexities of grief experienced by individuals with non-traditional losses. Participants from diverse backgrounds join us to challenge societal norms, discuss diverse forms of love and loss, and navigate support systems. By the end, attendees gain a deeper understanding of disenfranchised grief, validation for their experiences, and a renewed connection with others who share similar journeys.
Have you been on the receiving end of questions that are repetitive, hurtful or just plain unwelcome, such as “How did they die?” Did they have life insurance? or “Now that your wife is dead, are you going to date men again?”
In this interactive session, we’ll start by discussing how to deal with unwanted or hurtful comments and then flip the narrative to questions we DO want to answer such as “How did you meet?” What did you love about them? or “Do you have a fun vacation story to share?”
Moderator: Catherine Stem
Can you imagine yourself on a date? Do you even want to start dating again? What will your family and friends say when you decide to start dating again? Does it matter? What happens if you start dating and it doesn’t work out? What are your best hopes and worst fears about falling in love again? Join us for a panel discussion where you can hear from couples navigating these issues.
Join The Hummingbird Centre for Hope Executive Director and CoFounder, Marny Williams for our keynote address.
Moderator: Greg Mais
This workshop is focused on the needs of our widowers, and offered just for the men at camp. We will explore a variety of topics relating to being male and widowed. What are the challenges widowers face that are unique to the men in our group? How do you handle the people in your life who want to quickly connect you with a new partner? Have you been told you are grieving too long or too much? No topic is off-limits, and your thoughts, comments, and questions are welcome.