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2023 Camp Widow® San Diego

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Mary Moore Hughes
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2023 Camp Widow® San Diego
2023 Camp Widow® San Diego
Soaring Spirits International CONFERENCE
Fri, July 14, 2023 @ 08:00 AM — Sun, July 16, 2023 @ 12:00 PM (PDT)
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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, July 14 - Sunday, July 16, 2023 in downtown San Diego.

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 two Camp Widow weekend events each year in the US. 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.

*PLEASE NOTE: Our host hotel block is already full. Please consider this when registering. There are a number of options with 1-2 miles of the Camp event.


Each camper assumes the risk in regards to exposure to COVID-19 due to their attendance at our event. We will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination status or proof of a negative test. However, in order to create a safe physical space that supports emotional wellbeing, for which Camp Widow is known, we highly recommend that each camper considers a self test prior to leaving for 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.

If you are feeling sick or exhibiting any COVID-19-like symptoms, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19 within five days of attending camp, we recommend you stay home and contact us at to transfer your camp registration. Please NOTE: You can transfer your camp registration to US locations only and not further than one year in advance.

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

Registration: Closed
Event Dates
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Registration Closes
July 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel
333 West Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA  USA
Discounted block beginning at $265/night. More info on how to book the hotel is available after registration is complete.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible!

Selection Options
US Dollar
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.

Camp Widow Track Sponsorship
Camp Widow Track Sponsorship
$ 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.
$ 325.00 

Includes all evening functions and Sunday breakfast.

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

Friday Evening Sessions
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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