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2020 Camp Widow® Los Angeles Pop-Up: LGBT Center
2020 Camp Widow® Los Angeles Pop-Up: LGBT Center
Soaring Spirits International CONFERENCE
Sat, February 29, 2020 @ 07:30 AM — 09:00 PM (PST)
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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 Pop-Up event will be held on February 29, 2020 exclusively for the LGBTQ+ community at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Los Angeles, California.

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 people 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 those who are widowed; we’d love to share this hope-filled weekend with you, or someone you love!

Soaring Spirits holds three Camp Widow Pop-Up events and three full Camp Widow weekends 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. 

Registration: Closed
Event Date
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Registration Closes
February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Anita May Rosenstein Campus - Los Angeles LGBT Center
1118 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA  USA
Summary Agenda
Saturday, February 29
7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Quiet Room
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks by Michele Neff Hernandez
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A Conversation About Grief and Love Featuring Nate Berkus
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
(A) Newly Widowed: Help for the First Year of Widowhood
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
(B) Recently Widowed: Healing Tools for Those Widowed One to Three Years
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
(C) Middle Widowed: Moving Forward with Hope for Those Widowed Three to Five Years
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
(D) Seasoned Widowed: Community Building for People Widowed Five Years or More
11:15 AM to 11:30 AM
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Discussion: Lesbian/Bi/Queer People who Identify as Female
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Discussion: The Layered Trauma of Grief Due to HIV Death
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Integration: Blending Past, Present and Future to Build Resilience
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Normalizing Sexuality in Grief
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Support and Community for People Whose Partners Struggled with Addiction
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Using Essential Oils for Support During Times of Grief
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Discussion: Gay/Bi/Queer People who Identify as Male
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Exploring Dating After Widowhood
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
How Long Will My Person be Grieving?(Support Ppl)
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Information and Support for Widowed Parents
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Not Legally Married and Unrecognized Relationships
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Using Creativity for Healing
2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Discussion: Gender Non-conforming and Trans Identifying
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Managing the Effects of PTSD
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Offering Your Heart Again
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Rediscovery After Loss: Finding Your “Superpowers”
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Support and Community for Suicide Survivors
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
The Art of Being Gay
3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
We Have a Widowed Person for That
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Memorial Activity
5:15 PM to 5:30 PM
5:30 PM
Dinner and Reception
Featured Speakers
Photo of Nate Berkus
Nate Berkus
Designer, Author, and Activist
Photo of Annie Nebergall
Annie Nebergall
Photo of Bryan  Martin
Bryan Martin
Photo of Carl Barrett
Carl Barrett

A heartfelt thanks to our event sponsors!

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Camp Widow® Registration
$ 50.00 
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Guest Registration
$ 50.00 
Campership Donation
Campership Donation
$ 50.00 

If you would like to donate a registration for someone who might not be able to attend otherwise, we would be happy to gift it to someone on our waiting list.

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