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2022 Camp Widow® San Diego
2022 Camp Widow® San Diego
Soaring Spirits International CONFERENCE
Fri, July 15, 2022 @ 08:00 AM — Sun, July 17, 2022 @ 12:00 PM (PDT)
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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, July 15 - Sunday, July 17 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 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: Coffee service and breakfast snacks
  • 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: Run for Your Love 5K Admission
  • Sunday: One ticket to our Farewell Breakfast buffet


Registration fee does NOT cover the cost of travel or hotel stay. Rooms are available at the host hotel at a discounted rate starting at $260/night, and more information will be included once the room block is opened.


*Cancelation Policy: 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 from your registration date, or offer a donation receipt if you choose not to attend. We appreciate your understanding, and ask that you consider this new and unfortunately necessary 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.



Documentary Filming: The story of Camp Widow® and the powerful connections made over our three day program will be the subject of a documentary filmed and crafted by the award winning team of Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin of Stray Pony Productions. Filming will be done onsite during the Camp Widow program for wide shot scenes and background footage. Participation in the filming of individual conversations or personal interviews will be done only with the express permission of the people being filmed. Soaring Spirits is excited about the opportunity to share our resources with a wider audience through this documentary, but we hold maintaining the safe space of the campers onsite at each event as our highest value. Please feel free to reach out to our team with any questions you may have about this project.

Registration: Closed
Event Dates
JUL
15
FRIDAY
to
JUL
17
SUNDAY
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Registration Closes
July 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Location
Address
Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel
333 West Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA  USA
Discounted block beginning at $260/night. More info on how to book hotel coming soon!
Summary Agenda
2022 CAMP WIDOW SAN DIEGO
Friday, July 15
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Camp Widow Opening Address (PACIFIC BALLROOMS 18-22)
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
BREAK
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
A. Newly Widowed - Help for the First Year of Widowhood (PB 15)
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
B. Recently Widowed - Healing Tools for those Widowed One to Three Years (PB 16)
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
C. Middle Widowed - Hope and Healing for those Widowed Three to Five Years (PB 17)
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
D. Seasoned Widowed - Community Building for those Widowed Five or More Years (PB 23)
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Finding YOU in Your Future: Your Story Isn’t Over (PB 17)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Finding Your Footing (PB15)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Finding Your Tribe as an LGBTQ+ Widowed Person (PB 24)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Mourning Surf: Moving You Through the Waves of Grief (PB 25)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Retrain Your Brain: Adapting Your Inner Voice for Healing (PB 16)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Widowed with Children: A Panel Discussion (PB 23)
2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
BREAK
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Different After You (PB 17)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
DISCOVERY: FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY AFTER PROFOUND LOSS (PB 16)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Support and Community for Suicide Survivors (PB 24)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Tools for Wellness During Adverse Times (PB 15)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Widowed and Male: A Panel Conversation for Widowers (PB 23)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Words Matter: Language for Supporting Grieving People (PB 14)
4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
BREAK
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
We Have a Widowed Person for That (PB 20-22)
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday Evening Welcome Reception (PB 20-22)
Saturday, July 16
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Yoga (SAN DIEGO BALLROOM C UPSTAIRS)
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Keynote Address (PB 18-20)
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Break
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Creating a Career You Love After Loss (PB 15)
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Guided Writing For Healing and Connection (PB 16)
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Love After Loss Panel Discussion (PB 23)
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Navigating Family & Friends (PB 17)
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
The Facts About Traumatic Loss: Dispelling Myths (PB 25)
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Using Creativity for Healing (PB 24)
11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Break
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Disenfranchised Grief (PB 24)
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Finding the Light Beyond the Shadows (PB 15)
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
How Long will the Person I Love be Grieving? (PB 14)
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Joyful Way Forward (PB 16)
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Support and Community For Those Whose Partners Suffered from Addiction (PB 23)
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Who Am I Now? (PB 25)
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Why What You Eat Matters In Grief (PB 17)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Lunch on Your Own
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Dealing with Anger (PB 16)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Finding Strength in Grief through Community Connections (PB 24)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Navigating Grief, Sex, Dating & New Relationships (PB 15)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Oceans of Emotions (PB 23)
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
You’re Not Crazy; You’re Just Grieving (PB 17)
4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Break
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Creating a Life that You Love (PB 15)
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Cybersecurity: Hackers, Scammers and Trolls Oh My (PB 23)
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
My Husband is Not a Rainbow; a Comedic Presentation (PB 17)
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Rebuilding the Hearth (PB 24)
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Break
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Evening Banquet: Old Hollywood (PB 18-22)
Sunday, July 17
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
A. Newly Widowed Wrap-Up (PB 21)
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
B. Recently Widowed Wrap-Up (PB 23)
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
C. Middle Widowed Wrap-Up (PB 24)
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
D. Seasoned Widowed Wrap-Up (PB 25)
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Farewell Brunch (PB 18-20)
Sponsors

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

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.

 
 
optional guest registration
Guest
Guest
$ 325.00 

Includes all evening functions and Sunday breakfast.


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

 
 
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
 
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 Track Sponsor
Camp Widow Track Sponsor
$ 5,000.00 

Join us as a track sponsor and receive the following benefits!


  • Public acknowledgement onsite during the opening and closing track workshop
  • Photo recognition of your loved one outside the track workshop room throughout the weekend
  • Public recognition in email blast to all registered campers
 
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
 
Gift a Half Campership
Gift a Half Campership
$ 399.00 

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

 
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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