Friday, September 13, 2013

Trailways Camp For Special Needs Adults In October

LABELLE, FL. -- The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund, along with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is currently accepting applications for its Trailways Camp. The camp, which will be held at Riverside Retreat in LaBelle, will run October 7-11. Applicants should have a desire to make lifelong friends, sing songs around a camp fire, and experience all the fun that comes along with camping in the great outdoors!

“Our vision when we created the Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund was to honor our sons by developing camp experiences that turn life into living for adults with disabilities,” says Sharon Miller, of the Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund. “We are filled to the brim with peace and satisfaction when we see the joy and hear the laughter of our campers.”

The session will include fishing, campfire roasts, swimming, a talent show, and more.

“Many of our campers have never flown a kite, held a fishing rod, danced on stage, or won an award in their lives,” says Jesi Cason, camp counselor and skills trainer at Goodwill. “At camp, everyone gets a chance to create unforgettable experiences and make lifelong friendships with people who understand what it is like to have a disability.”

The Trailways Camp mission is to remove the social isolation often felt by people with disabilities by providing opportunities for fun, friends and support. Through outdoor activities, group exercises, crafts, and more, campers have the opportunity to develop recreational skills and build relationships.

“An act as simple as sitting down for a meal with friends, or roasting marshmallows over a campfire can, and has, changed lives for people who otherwise would not have the opportunity,” explains Cason. “The campers will always remember the feeling of accomplishment and acceptance they experience.”

For more information regarding Trailways Camp contact Jesi Cason at (239)357-3623.

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