We’ll offer the photos on the website as proof. We laugh, we share dark humor, we allow space for lightness and a break from the reality of being in charge of all the responsibilities that were once shared. Of course there are emotional moments when we talk about our loss which are both healing and natural, but the focus of Camp Widow® is on what lies ahead in our lives. One of our favorite quotes about this weekend has been repeated after every camp, without exception, by several different campers…“I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt.”
We also want to point out that sitting and crying is welcome here, too. At Camp Widow we accept you right where you are today. Grieving the death of someone we love is both a unique and also universal experience. What we've found is that while we each process and grow through our grief experience in our own way, doing so in the company of other widowed people provides understanding, perspective and encouragement that makes the weight of grief a bit easier to carry.