Sunday, January 31, 2010

Camp Widow 2010-Calling all Widowers

Calling all Widowers!

For quite some time several of my fellow bloggers have been referring to the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation's 'Camp Widow' which will be held on August 6-8, 2010 in San Diego, CA. Initially I didn't feel comfortable inquiring about the Camp, as the pictures of last year's event had many smiling faces, but all women. I later learned that actually, one widower was in attendance. This year there shall be at least two, as I have made the decision to attend.

My experience through my care giving role with Michael's cancer, and with my blogging through my grief, is that there are not as many men who seek shared support. I would like this to change. I think it is time for us to learn from the women who do this so well. I for one, am willing to step out of my comfort zone, and take the risk in order to benefit from such camaraderie. Please join me.

I don't have too much information about the Camp, as I don't believe the workshops have been identified as yet, but I am banking on the word of mouth, that this will be a transformative experience. I must also say that the opportunity of meet many of my fellow bloggers from around the world, is a substantial draw.

And for all the rest of my fellow widow (read female) bloggers/readers, please join us as well. Think of this as 'our time.' I am really looking forward to this. If you decide to join us, let them know that 'Dan, in real time' sent you.

Here is the link for the Camp: Camp Widow 2010


  1. Yeah!!! I look forward to meeting you in person! From all reports from last year, it should be a wonderful weekend. Glad you made the decision to join us!

  2. me, too, as myself, not a bunny. no long floppy ears. no cottontail. just me.