Founded by Sharon and Jerry Miller of the Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund, Trailways Camp provides camping experiences for adults with disabilities in Southwest Florida. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. has been the service provider for the Trailways Camps since October 2012 and serves 60 campers annually at our overnight camping sessions. Campers enjoy fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, swimming, campfires, nature walks, and much more at Trailways Camp.
The camp is held at the American Camps Association Accredited Riverside Retreat Center, in LaBelle, Florida.
Financial Assistance Available
The registration to attend Trailways Camp only costs each family $25 per camper.
While the cost to send a camper to camp varies from $1,100 to $1,375, the Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund provides scholarships to ensure all campers can attend this camp. Families are encouraged to contribute financially to the best of their ability to ensure Trailways Camp is available for everyone, but the only requested fee is $25.
This $25 may be waived for anyone for which the fee would cause a financial hardship.
The camp is catered by a private chef who develops a menu based on the needs of the campers registered for each session. Sugar-free and healthy options are emphasized and offered at each session.
The idea of camping experiences for adults with disabilities began as a vision of the Miller family, after the passing of our son Robert in the Fall of 2005. Robert was born with severe disabilities, and truly enjoyed the time he spent attending camp as a child and young adult. Since his passing. the Robert V. Miller Fund was established to develop camping experiences and provide resources for adults to participate in camping experiences that provide fun, friends and support. These experiences for the campers also enable parents and caregivers to rest, relax and enjoy some time for themselves knowing that the person they love will be enjoying interaction with others.
Serving the needs of adults and caregivers
Developing social connections and recreational skills
Building relationships and life experiences
Reduce the social isolation experience by adults with special need and their families/caregivers.
Creating partnerships that provide fun, friends and support
Create Opportunities for fun, friends, and support
Activities & Features
Outdoor Activities Ropes Course Rock Climbing
Performing Arts Dance Drama Music
Land Sports Horseback Riding Baseball Basketball Football Soccer Softball Volleyball
Water Sports Swimming Canoeing Fishing Rowing Water Skiing Kayaking
Arts and Crafts Woodworking
Other Activities water skiing adaptive sports arts and crafts painting swimming campfires sing-a-longs fishing competitions color wars nature walks hay rides visits from animal guests