Below you will find the 2016 event schedule to give you an idea of what the Camp Widow® program offers! Please be aware that variations to the below program are possible, and that this schedule applies to Camp Widow® Toronto 2016 only.

Look for the Camp Widow® Tampa 2017 schedule information in February of 2017, and Camp Widow® San Diego 2017 information in July of 2017 and the Camp Widow® Toronto information in September of 2017. We’d love to see you at any of our fantastic locations!

**One word about the schedule: We realize that there are a lot of choices to make regarding how you spend your time at Camp Widow®. Attending every item listed below is not possible, and we provide you with a large variety of program choices on purpose. Our hope is that everyone will find something that speaks to them during their camp weekend, and that through the arc of your widowed experience you will continually discover something of value in the Camp Widow® program.**


Friday, September 30, 2016

  • 8:00-5:30PM              Camp Registration Open
  • 8:00-5:30PM              Camp Widow® Bookstore Open
  • 8:00-5:30PM              Breathing Room Open


  • 9:00-9:45AM              New Camper Meet Up 
  • 9:00-11:00AM            Alumni Track: What We Know Now
  • 10:00-11:00AM          Newly Widowed Workshop


  • 11:15-1:45PM            Intensive: Creating Your Heart's Desire
  • 11:15-1:45PM            Intensive: Journey to the Center: Mandala as Healing Meditation
  • 11:30-12:30PM          Round Table Discussion: Widowed by Sudden Loss
  • 11:30-12:30PM          Round Table Discussion: Widowed by Illness/Diagnosis
  • 11:30-1:30PM            Round Table Discussion: Survivors of Suicide Loss
  • 12:30-2:15PM            Lunch on your own
  • 12:30-4:00PM            Alumni: Off-site Activity 


  • 2:15-3:15PM              From Sorrow to Rebirth and Everything in Between
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Making a Financial Planning When Everything has Changed
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Round Table Discussion: Just for Widowers
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Round Table Discussion: People of All Faiths
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Round Table Discussion: Atheists, Agnostics and Non-religious
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Round Table Discussion: Widowed with an Empty Nest


  • 3:30-5:30PM              Intensive: A to Z Healing Toolbox
  • 3:30-4:45PM              Advanced Care Planning
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Introduction to the Soaring Spirits Regional Group Program
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: Widowed with No Children
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: Signs and Synchronicity
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: LGBT Widowed


  • 4:45-6:00PM              Forgiveness: From Bitterness to Betterness
  • 4:45-6:00PM              Dating and Love Post-loss
  • 4:45-6:00PM              Round Table Discussion: Surviving Partners of People Who Struggled w/ Addiction
  • 4:45-5:45PM              Round Table Discussion: Widowed Not Legally Married
  • 4:45-5:45PM              Round Table Discussion: New Partners of Widow/ers
  • 4:45-5:45PM              Round Table Discussion: Experienced Multiple Losses 
  • 6:30-10:30PM            Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 1, 2016

  • 7:00-8:00AM             Morning Yoga Available
  • 8:00-9:00AM             Camp Registration Open
  • 8:00-3:00PM             Camp Widow® Store Open
  • 10:00-5:00PM           Breathing Room Open
  • 8:00-9:00AM             Coffee Service and breakfast snacks
  • 9:00-10:00AM           Keynote Address: Michele Neff Hernandez
  • 10:15-1:00PM           Intensive: Writing Through Loss
  • 10:15-11:30AM         First Block of Workshops
  • 11:45-1:00PM           Second Block of Workshops
  • 1:00-2:30PM             Lunch on your own
  • 2:45-5:30PM             Intensive: Reimagining the Future: Stepping Stones of Hope
  • 2:45-4:00PM             Third Block of Workshops
  • 4:15-5:30PM             Fourth Block of Workshops
  • 7:00-7:30PM             Cocktails and Photo Booth
  • 7:30-11:00PM           Soaring Spirits Harvest Moon Ball

Sunday, October 2, 2016

  • 7:00 AM                    Morning Yoga Available
  • 8:30-11:30AM           Farewell Breakfast
  • 10:00AM                   Closing Remarks