Event schedule

Times, sessions and order subject to change


Friday, 5 August 2022

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

After the success of the pre-conference social catch-up at our 2021 event, we would like to 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; our Camp Champions will be available in the foyer and would be happy to walk with you and introduce you to some of the other attendees.

Saturday, 6 August 2022

7:15am - 9:30am: Camp registration open

7:15am - 4pm: Camp shop open

7:30am - 8:30am: Welcome tea and coffee

8:30am - 9:30am: Camp Widow® Australia opening address

9:30am - 10am: Morning tea

10am - 11:30am: 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 - 1pm: Block one workshops (choice of topics, depending on personal preference and circumstances)

    1pm - 2pm: Lunch

    2pm - 3:30pm: Block two workshops (choice of topics, depending on personal preference and circumstances)

    3:30pm - 4pm: Afternoon tea

    3:30pm - 4pm: Book signings

    4pm - 5:30pm: We have a widowed person for that: connecting with others like you

    Dinner and memorial and reflection activity

    6pm Terrace bar opens for those wanting a pre-dinner drink and another opportunity to mingle and chat.

    6:30pm: Dinner, formalities and memorial and reflection activity

    Sunday, 7 August 2022

    8am - 9am: Tea and coffee

    8am - 3pm: Camp shop open

    9am - 10am: Keynote address

    10am - 10:15am: Group photo

    10:15am - 10:45am: Morning tea

    10:15am - 10:45am: Book signings

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

    12:30pm - 1:30pm: Reconnecting with orientation group: newly widowed, recently widowed, middle widowed, seasoned widowed

    1:30pm - 3:30pm: Lunch and closing remarks