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2023 Camp Widow® Tampa
2023 Camp Widow® Tampa
Soaring Spirits International CONFERENCE
Fri, March 17, 2023 @ 09:00 AM — Sun, March 19, 2023 @ 12:00 PM (EDT)
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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Camp Widow® is a unique and incredible experience created by Soaring Spirits International that provides both practical tools and relevant resources for widowed persons rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or partner. Built for those who are widowed, by those who are widowed, the Camp Widow event provides understanding, community, and hope. This Camp Widow event will be held from Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 19, 2023 in downtown Tampa.


The most important thing that Camp Widow provides to the widowed people who attend is an in-person community of others who are making their way through widowhood one day at a time. Campers come from around the world to meet other widowed men and women face-to-face, and to experience the camaraderie that this event creates.


You might imagine these gatherings are morose, but you will find that the truth is quite the contrary. Among peers, lifted up by understanding, and validated in the uniqueness of every person’s grief recovery…the mood at Camp Widow is hopeful, positive, and uplifting. Camp Widow is a life changing experience for widowed men and women; we’d love to share this hope-filled weekend with you, or someone you love!


Soaring Spirits holds three Camp Widow weekend events and three, one-day Camp Widow Pop-Up events each year. Offering a community of understanding and support, Camp Widow is an inclusive, secular event focused on hope and healing through the grieving process. 


Your conference fee for Camp Widow® will include the following:

  • Friday: Access to a full day of workshops, discussions, and intensive seminars
  • One ticket to the Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday: Keynote address
  • Saturday: Access to a full day of workshops, discussions, and intensive seminars
  • One ticket to the Soaring Spirits Semi-formal Banquet
  • Sunday: Closing workshop and one ticket to our Farewell Breakfast buffet


*Registration Notice: Due to the unprecedented challenges associated with planning in-person events safely during this time, we will be unable to offer refunds for registrations to Camp Widow events. We will be happy to transfer your registration to another US-based event within one year of your original registration or offer a donation receipt if you choose not to attend. We appreciate your understanding, and ask that you consider this policy before completing your registration.


*COVID-19 MANAGEMENT POLICY:

In order to create a safe physical space that supports the safe emotional space for which Camp Widow is known, we will be asking each camper, regardless of vaccination status, to bring a COVID-19 at-home test (If you are unable to find an at-home testing kit in your area, we will have a limited number of tests available for sale onsite) which you will self-administer just before entering the registration area for Camp Widow. The first step of the registration process will be showing your self-administered negative test to our health check team. They will provide you with a wristband confirming that you’ve checked in and are ready to proceed with the registration process.


We highly recommend that in addition to testing onsite, each camper considers a self test prior to leaving for camp to ensure that you will have a negative test result when testing at camp. Please be prepared with a contingency plan should you test positive for COVID-19. Each camper will be responsible for themselves should they need to quarantine or be unable to attend Camp Widow due to a positive test result.

We appreciate your cooperation and welcome any questions you may have about our COVID-19 protocols.


Please note: ADA compliant service animals and certified therapy dogs may be on site throughout this event. No other animals will be permitted.

Registration: Open
Event Dates
MAR
17
FRIDAY
to
MAR
19
SUNDAY
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Registration Closes
March 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Location
Address
Tampa Marriott Water St.
505 Water St
Tampa, FL  USA
Selection Options
US Dollar
 
camper registration
Camp Widow® Registration (At Cost)
Camp Widow® Registration (At Cost)
$ 700.00 

The cost to the organization on a per-camper basis is $700. If this is within your means, we welcome you to join us at this rate.

 
Camp Widow® Registration (Organization Subsidized)
Camp Widow® Registration (Organization Subsidized)
$ 425.00 

Because we know that being widowed often comes with financial strain, we welcome you to join us at a subsidized rate.

 
Camp Widow® Registration (Friday)
Camp Widow® Registration (Friday)
$ 225.00 

Includes access to the daily workshops and the evening social event.

 
Camp Widow® Registration (Saturday)
Camp Widow® Registration (Saturday)
$ 225.00 

Includes access to the daily workshops and the evening social event.

 
 
sponsor registration
Widows Rock Sponsor
Widows Rock Sponsor
$ 2,500.00 

Join us as a Widows Rock Sponsor and receive the following benefits!


  • Listed as Entertainment Sponsor for one Camp Widow® event of your choice
  • Name listed on Camp Widow website for twelve months from date of sponsorship
  • Email blast to all registered Camp Widow attendees acknowledging your sponsorship
  • Quarter page ad in the Camp Widow® event brochure
  • One event registration to donate at your discretion to any Camp Widow® event
 
Camp Widow Track Sponsor
Camp Widow Track Sponsor
$ 5,000.00 

Join us as a Track Sponsor and receive the following benefits!


  • Listed as Presenting Sponsor for one of the Newly Widowed, Recently Widowed, Middle Widowed, or Seasoned Widowed tracks at Camp Widow.
  • Name and logo on the Camp Widow® website for twelve months from date of sponsorship
  • Quarter page ad in Camp Widow® event program
  • Presentation spotlight at the track you are sponsoring, highlighting your loved one.
  • Email blast to the 30,000 Soaring Spirits newsletter subscribers announcing your sponsorship
  • Free event registrations to either use for yourself or donate to someone you love at any Camp Widow® event during the year of your sponsorship.
 
Hope Matters Sponsor
Hope Matters Sponsor
$ 8,000.00 

Join us as a Hope Matters Sponsor and receive the following benefits!


  • Listed as Presenting Sponsor for either the Camp Widow® Welcome Reception or the Farewell Breakfast
  • Name and logo on the Camp Widow® website for twelve months from date of sponsorship
  • Half page ad in Camp Widow® event program
  • Email blast to the 30,000 Soaring Spirits newsletter subscribers announcing your sponsorship
  • Three event registrations to donate at your discretion to any Camp Widow® event
 
Camp Widow® Banquet Sponsor
Camp Widow® Banquet Sponsor
$ 15,000.00 

Join us as a Camp Widow® Banquet Sponsor and receive the following benefits!


  • Listed as Presenting Sponsor of the Soaring Spirits’ Celebration Banquet for Camp Widow® event of your choice
  • Business name, link and logo on both the Soaring Spirits, and the Camp Widow®, website for twelve months from date of sponsorship
  • Full page ad for your organization or business in the Camp Widow® event program
  • Press Release announcing your business as a presenting sponsor for Camp Widow®
  • Email blast to the 30,000 Soaring Spirits newsletter subscribers announcing your sponsorship
  • Five event registrations to donate at your discretion to any Camp Widow® event
 
 
optional guest registration
Guest
Guest
$ 325.00 

The guest option is for non-widowed support people and includes all evening functions and Sunday breakfast. If you want to bring a widowed friend join you at Camp, please have them register separately.


*Selection of meal choice happens at the end of registration.

 
Tribute Tile (Tax Included)
Tribute Tile (Tax Included)
$ 26.81 
Item photo

4.25" x 4.25" memorial tile to honor your loved one.


Please log in to your event profile after registration to upload your photo/text. Text can include up to 12 words and can be uploaded as a Word document separate from the photo.

 
Gift a Half Campership
Gift a Half Campership
$ 475.00 

In order to make Camp Widow accessible to everyone, we offer a "half" campership rate to folks who would like assistance in attending. We charge them $225, leaving a remainder of $475 on their registration. You can give the gift of Camp Widow® to someone who might otherwise not be able to attend by purchasing a donated "half" campership of $475.

 
Gift a Full Campership
Gift a Full Campership
$ 700.00 

Give the gift of Camp Widow® to someone who might otherwise not be able to attend.

 
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