Below you will find the 2018 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 2018 only.

Look for the Camp Widow® San Diego 2018 information in June of 2018 and the Camp Widow® Toronto 2018 information in October 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, March 23, 2018

  • 7:30-5:30PM              Camp Registration Open
  • 7:30-5:30PM              Camp Widow® Bookstore Open
  • 7:30-4:30PM              Breathing Room Open


  • 9:00-9:30AM             Opening General Session and Welcome
  • 9:45-10:30AM           New Camper Workshop
  • 9:45-11:45AM           Intensive: A2Z Healing Toolbox
  • 9:45-11:45AM           Alumni Track: Blending: Getting Real about Family Blending
  • 10:45-11:45AM         Newly Widowed Workshop
  • 12:00-1:00PM           Round Table Discussion: Widowed by Sudden Loss
  • 12:00-1:00PM           Round Table Discussion: Widowed by Illness or Diagnosis
  • 12:00-1:30PM           Round Table Discussion: Widowed by Suicide Loss


  • 1:00-2:00PM             Lunch on your own
  • 12:00-3:30PM           Alumni: Off-site Activity 


  • 2:15-3:15PM              From Sorrow to Rebirth and Everything in Between
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Widowed Life with In-Laws
  • 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
  • 2:15-3:15PM              Round Table Discussion: Non-Religious, Agnostics, and Atheists
  • 3:30-5:30PM              Intensive: You're Not Crazy, You're Just Grieving
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Financial Workshop 
  • 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
  • 3:30-4:30PM              Round Table Discussion: Baby Boomers and Widowhood
  • 4:45-6:00PM              Widowed Parenting: Tools, Tricks and Tips for Parenting after Loss
  • 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: Just for Widowers
  • 4:45-6:00PM              Round Table Discussion: Surviving Partners of People who Struggled with Addiction


  • 7:00-10:00PM            Welcome Reception

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • 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
  • 10:15-11:30AM         Solo Parenting A2Z
  • 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: 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' Ten Year Anniversary Pirate Ball

Sunday, March 25, 2018

  • 6:15AM                     Meet in Lobby for Pajama Run 5K
  • 7:00AM                     Pajama Run 5K Start                
  • 8:30-11:30AM          Farewell Breakfast                
  • 9:30AM                     Closing Remarks Michele Neff Hernandez