In partnership with The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund, Trailways Camp is a week-long residential camp for adults with special needs.
The Trailways Camp Mission:
To remove the social isolation often felt by people with disabilities by providing opportunities for fun, friends and support. Through outdoor activities, group exercise, crafts, and more, campers will have the opportunity to develop recreational skills and build relationships. Activities will include, fishing, campfire roasts, canoeing, talent show, a party, movie night, and more!
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Feed 20 adult campers with disabilities plus 20-30 staff/volunteers a buffett style meal. Allergies and dietary restrictions will be communicated in advance. Industrial kitchen available on site if needed.
The 2015 Camp Dates:
(Registration will Open in November)
March 16th -19th
May 21st - 24th (weekend camp)
October 5th - 8th
How to Register:
All potential campers need to obtain a physical from their doctor and send it to camp coordinator Jesi Cason, either via email, fax (239-652-1655), or U.S. mail (Goodwill Opportunity Center - 5100 Tice Street - Fort Myers, FL 33905).
Once the physical is completed, registration can be completed online. A paper application can be also be requested by contacting Jesi Cason via email or phone at (239) 357-3623. Once your paperwork has been recieved, you will have a one-on-one meeting. Each camp applicant and their parent/caregiver will meet with a staff member to determine final elegibility and we will then provide camp schedule, packing list, etc.
Want to Volunteer for Trailways Camp?
Volunteers make this camp possible! If you are interested in making sure these campers have a safe, fun, and unforgettable time at Trailways Camp, please fill out the registration form and you will be contacted by the camp coordinator. Individuals who wish to volunteer 10 hours or more must complete a Level II background screening, which will be valid for 5 years. Information about how to complete this screening will be given to you by the camp coordinator. Individuals who wish to volunteer less than 10 hour must complete a standard background check before each camp session. Please fill out and fax or email your completed form.
You can also support Trailways Camp by donating camp supplies. Click here to view a Trailways Camp wish list.
Are You a Trailways Camper?