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® San Diego 2017 only.

Look for the Camp Widow® Toronto 2017 information in October and the Camp Widow® Tampa 2018 information in April of 2018. 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, August 11, 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
  • 10:30-12:00PM          Alumni Track: Introduction to the Soaring Spirits Resilience Center at Schreiner University


  • 11:15-1:45PM            Using the Senses to Write Through Grief
  • 11:30-12:30PM          Round Table Discussion: Widowed by Sudden Loss
  • 11:30-12:30PM          Round Table Discussion: Widowed by Illness or Diagnosis
  • 11:30-1:30PM            Round Table Discussion: Widowed by Suicide Loss
  • 12:30-2:15PM            Lunch on your own
  • 1:00-4:00PM              Alumni: Off-site Activity 


  • 2:15-3:30PM              Becoming a New You
  • 2:15-3:15PM              What's on Your Bucket List? Investment Tips to Fulfill Your Dreams Sooner with Debra Morrison
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Round Table Discussion: People of All Faiths
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Round Table Discussion: Suffered Multiple Losses
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Round Table Discussion: Widowed with No Kids
  • 3:30-5:15PM              Intensive: You're Not Crazy; You're Just Grieving
  • 3:30-4:45PM              Widowed Life with In-Laws
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Introduction to the Soaring Spirits Regional Leader Program
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: It's Complicated
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: Signs and Synchronicity
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: LGBT Widowed
  • 4:45-6:00PM              Crafting Your After: Widowed Life Five Years and Beyond
  • 4:45-6:00PM              Transitioning from WE to ME
  • 4:45-5:45PM              Round Table Discussion: New Partners of Widow/ers
  • 4:45-5:45PM              Round Table Discussion: Widowed and Not Legally Married
  • 4:45-5:45PM              Round Table Discussion: Atheists, Agnostics and Non-Religious 
  • 4:45-6:00PM              Round Table Discussion: Just for Widowers
  • 4:45-6:00PM              Round Table Discussion: Surviving Partners of People who Struggled with Addiction


  • 6:30-10:30PM            Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • 7:00-8:00AM             Morning Yoga Practice: Save a Mat!
  • 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: A2Z Healing Toolbox
  • 10:15-11:30AM         First Block of Workshops
  • 11:45-1:00PM           Second Block of Workshops
  • 1:00-2:30PM             Lunch on your own
  • 2:45-5:00PM             Intensive: Finding Light Beyond the Shadows: Tools for Moving Forward Through Loss
  • 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' Masquerade Ball

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • 6:00AM                     Meet in Lobby for 5K
  • 7:00AM                     Run for Your Love 5K Start
  • 8:30-11:30AM          Farewell Breakfast
  • 9:30AM                     Buses Return to Marriott From 5K 
  • 10:00AM                   Closing Remarks Michele Neff Hernandez