Camp Widow® Australia

Camp Widow® Australia will take place in Brisbane at the Hotel Grand Chancellor from Friday 5 August to Sunday 7 August 2022.

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.

Camp Widow® Australia is supported by social-based networking events on the Friday and Saturday evenings, Saturday and Sunday lunches and afternoon tea on Sunday. This provides an opportunity for attendees to form support connections in addition to the presentations and workshops included in the program.

 

Latest news from First Light Widowed Association

March 16, 2021

Matt Golinksi to speak at Camp Widow

First Light is very excited to welcome celebrity chef Matt Golinksi as the keynote speaker for Camp Widow Australia and our latest ambassador, joining nationally-acclaimed television […]
December 10, 2020

Venue update for Camp Widow Australia

Due to capacity restrictions and operational limitations placed on the Brisbane Marriott as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, First Light has been working with […]
November 2, 2020

New Zealand getaway raffle winner

Congratulations ~ Tricia Gerigk ~winner of our New Zealand getaway raffle.Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle and helped First Light continue to support young […]

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. 

 
 

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.