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

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.

The program was created in 2009 by Michele Neff Hernandez who was a 35-year-old mother of three when her husband Phil was tragically killed in a cycling accident in 2005. Based in the United States, Camp Widow® is currently held annually in California, Florida and Canada.

One of the features that makes Camp Widow® so unique is that all events, including workshops, round table discussions and face-to-face networking opportunities, are all led and facilitated by widowed people, for widowed people.

The first ever Camp Widow® Australia took place in Brisbane on the weekend of 15 and 16 May 2021. This event was attended by more than 120 widowed men and women who travelled from around Australia. We are thankful to the speakers, volunteers and every single camper for making the first Camp Widow® Australia such a powerful and memorable weekend. We look forward to bringing you more at the 2022 event.


Conference registration fees

First Light subsidised registration: $245
For a full outline of inclusions please see the FAQs.


More Information

For more information about Camp Widow® Australia visit our 2021 highlights, testimonials and the links below. Please contact [email protected] if you have additional queries.