Below you will find the 2017 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® Tampa 2017 only.

Look for the Camp Widow® San Diego 2017 information in July 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, March 10, 2017

  • 8:00-5:30PM              Camp Registration Open
  • 8:00-5:30PM              Camp Widow® Bookstore Open
  • 8:00-4:30PM              Breathing Room Open


  • 9:00-9:45AM              New Camper Meet Up 
  • 10:00-11:00AM          Newly Widowed Workshop
  • 10:00-12:30PM          Alumni Track: Ask Me Anything (Reddit anyone?)


  • 11:15-1:45PM            The Introspection Initiative
  • 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
  • 1:00-4:00PM              Alumni: Off-site Activity 


  • 2:15-3:15PM              Building a Daily Practice: Resilience 365
  • 2:15-3:15PM              What's on Your Bucketlist? Investment Tips to Fulfill Your Dreams Sooner with Debra Morrison
  • 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 
  • 3:30-6:00PM              Intensive: Zenspiration: Creativity, Color, Grief and Gratitude
  • 3:30-4:45PM              Grieving in Public: How, When, Why to Share Your Story
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Introduction to the Soaring Spirits Regional Group Program
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: Experienced Multiple Losses
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: Signs and Synchronicity
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: LGBT Widowed


  • 4:45-6:00PM              Grab Your Life Preserver
  • 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: Widowed With No Children
  • 6:30-10:30PM            Welcome Reception

Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • 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: You Aren't Crazy, You're Grieving
  • 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: Solo Parenting: Tips, Tricks and Hope for the Future
  • 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' Emerald Ball

Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • 6:30AM                     Meet in Lobby for 5K
  • 7:00AM                     Pajama Run 5K Start
  • 8:30-11:30AM           Farewell Breakfast
  • 9:30AM                     Return to Marriott 
  • 10:00AM                   Closing Remarks