Camp Widow® Australia

About the event

The first ever Camp Widow® Australia will take place in Brisbane on Saturday 16 May, 2020. This will be a one-day program, based on the same principles as the two-day event currently offered in the USA and Canada. Camp Widow® is an incredibly unique experience for widowed men and women, having been described as combination between a conference and a retreat. It focusses on providing practical tools, valuable resources and peer-based encouragement for rebuilding your life in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or partner - all in a positive, uplifting atmosphere.

Latest news from First Light Widowed Association

June 24, 2019

Emma’s Story: How Camp Widow changed my grief

I decided to attend Camp Widow in the USA, in 2016, two years after Shane passed away because my friend Rebecca (from First Light) had been […]
May 3, 2019

Camp Widow is coming to Australia

First Light Widowed Association and USA-based organisation Soaring Spirits International, are excited to announce they will be bringing the Camp Widow® program to Australia in 2020.    […]
July 13, 2018

45% Parenting: a curse of the solo parent

An excerpt from Chris Martin’s blog, Just A Dad Not blowing my own trumpet here, but I reckon I’m doing alright at this parenting gig. Which, […]

About First Light Widowed Association

Why we help

First Light was started by young widowed people, for young widowed people. When we all found ourselves facing the loss of our spouse we searched for help and support but found this was lacking.  

So, we created the organisation that we wish existed when we needed it most in the hope that it would help those who would follow behind us. 

Our vision

Our vision is for a world where young widowed people live full and happy lives, while celebrating their love for their departed spouse in a community of acceptance and support. 

 

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Fundraise for First Light

Be a fundraising hero

First Light is fully operated by volunteers and as a not-for-profit charity we rely solely on the generosity of our sponsors and donors to delivery our life-changing programs

How can I help?

There are many ways you can help us deliver our programs to young widowed people throughout Australia, such as raising funds by joining in an organised fun run, organising a bake sale at work or hosting a memorial event in your loved one's honour. For more information on how to fundraise for First Light, visit our fundraising page.