Event schedule

 

Times, sessions and order subject to change

 

Thursday, 10 August 2023

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Early registration opens for those wishing to register early, with the option to connect with camp champions (who will be available to provide an introduction to others)

4:30pm: Pre-conference social catch-up

We encourage you to attend this informal social event. It is a great opportunity to connect with others before the official program begins. This is a casual event where attendees can pop in and out. Come by to say hi, order a drink or stay for dinner, the choice is yours (all purchases at own expense).

If you are feeling nervous about attending on your own, camp champions and volunteers will be available at the early registration desk (situated near the entrance to the conference centre) and would be happy to chat to you and introduce you to some of the other attendees.

 

Friday, 11 August 2023

7:45am - 10:00am: Camp registration open

7:45am - 3:30pm: Camp shop open

8:00am - 9:00am: Welcome tea and coffee

9:00am - 10:00am: Camp Widow® Australia opening general session and welcome

10:15am - 11:45am: Orientation session

  • Newly widowed: support during the first year of widowhood
  • Recently widowed: tools and tips for healing for those widowed one to three years
  • Middle widowed: hope and healing for those widowed three to five years
  • Seasoned widowed: community building for those widowed five years and more

11:45am - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm Block one workshops (choice of topics, depending on personal preference and circumstances)

2:30pm - 3:15pm: Afternoon tea

3:15pm - 4:15pm: Block two workshops (choice of topics, depending on personal preference and circumstances)

4:30pm - 5:45pm: We have a widowed person for that: connecting with others like you, including the opportunity to connect with others in your state/region

5:45pm - 7:30pm: Welcome reception - an opportunity to build on some of the connections you have made throughout the day. Light canapés will be provided and drinks can be purchased at your own expense

 

Saturday, 12 August 2023

7:00am - 7:45am: Morning yoga (or similar)

8am - 9am: Tea and coffee

8am - 3pm: Camp shop open

9am - 10am: Keynote address

10:00am - 10:45am: Morning tea

10:45am - 12:15pm: Block three workshops (choice of topics, depending on personal preference and circumstances)

12:15pm - 1:45pm: Lunch

12:45pm - 3:00pm: Block four workshops (choice of topics, depending on personal preference and circumstances)

3:00pm - 3:45pm: Afternoon tea

3:45pm - 5:00pm: Block five workshops (choice of topics, depending on personal preference and circumstances)

6:00pm: Terrace bar opens for pre-dinner drinks (drinks at own expense)

6:30pm - 10:30pm: Banquet dinner (drinks at own expense) and memorial and reflection activity

 

Sunday, 13 August 2023

8:00am - 9:00am: Morning yoga (or similar)

9:30am - 10:30am: Closing session with orientation groups

  • Newly widowed: support during the first year of widowhood
  • Recently widowed: tools and tips for healing for those widowed one to three years
  • Middle widowed: hope and healing for those widowed three to five years
  • Seasoned widowed: community building for those widowed five years and more

10:00am - 12:30pm: Camp shop open

10:30am - 12:30pm: Brunch and farewell