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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 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 one, one-day Camp Widow Pop-Up event 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 original registration, 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.


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
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 $260/night. More info on how to book hotel coming soon!

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.

sponsor registration
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.
optional guest registration
$ 325.00 

Includes all evening functions and Sunday breakfast.

*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.

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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