There are tons of camps for kids. There are even camps for adults (my husband and I went to a week-long art-camp-in-the-woods).
But here’s one that was a total surprise to me: Camp Widow®. And it isn’t at all as maudlin as it may sound.
Just to show how upbeat it is, the event is organized by Soaring Spirits International, a non-denominational nonprofit created because “no one should have to grieve alone.”
Founder Michele Neff Hernandez was a 35 year-old mother of three when her husband was killed in a cycling accident. With few resources to tap into for support as a young widow, she founded Soaring Spirits in 2008. The next year, she led the first ever National Conference on Widowhood, which later became known as Camp Widow®.
Soaring Spirits, an innovative peer-based grief support organization, has become the world’s largest inclusive network of widowed people. And Camp Widow®, which is held three times a year, always at Marriott hotels (in Florida, California and Canada) attracts folks from all over the world.
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