Camp Widow San Diego
San Diego, California is home to the first ever Camp Widow weekend, and also our longest running camp location. We head to San Diego in the summer months to take advantage of the cool coastal temperatures and resort feel of this bay-front location. Our San Diego location also offers our once-a-year Camp Widow Kids program for those who are widowed and parenting kids between the ages of 5-17. Please see the Camp Widow Kids page for details.
*Registration Notice: Due to the unprecedented challenges associated with planning in-person events safely during this time, refunds for registrations to Camp Widow events are not available but we will be happy to transfer your registration to another event within one year of your original registration or offer a donation receipt if you choose not to attend. We appreciate your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego!
*COVID-19 Management Plan:
Due to the large number of campers we will have at the event, attendance at the Camp Widow event will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered no more than 72 hours before the first camp event you plan to attend OR proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
All attendees, staff, volunteers, and guests will be provided with an onsite self-administered test prior to entering the event. A negative onsite test is required to enter the event.
Further, masks will be required in all workshop rooms (and suggested, but not required in the large lobby areas and outdoors). A complimentary N95 mask will be provided to all campers, but campers are welcome to wear whatever mask they find most comfortable.
We also highly suggest that everyone (including those who are vaccinated) take an at-home test prior to leaving for Camp to limit the possibility of having a surprise positive test result onsite.
Hotel Commitment to Cleanliness: The Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel is committed to offering a safe stay for all of their guests. Please reference their updated cleaning policy for more information online here.
Campers are responsible for coordinating their own hotel reservations. Our discounted block is currently sold out, but we have additional hotel options listed on the Location Information page.
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.
San Diego, CA (Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel in the Gaslamp District)
Oct 15 - 17, 2021
Organization-Subsidized Registration: $399
The subsidized rate is available to anyone - we never want cost to be the reason you aren't able to join us at Camp.
Standard Cost: The actual cost per camper is $700.
If you have the financial means to join us at this rate, we would be grateful for you to do so.
Note: We never want cost to keep you from attending this special event. For this reason, registration assistance will be available for this event in the form of camperships.