The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund was established to develop and provide camping experiences for adults with special needs and respite for their caregivers.
Campers thrive having fun, friends and support while parents and caregivers are able to rest, relax and enjoy some time for themselves .
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.
See & hear about the The Journey of Trailways Camp ....
To strengthen the family legacy the Fund was renamed in 2012 to the Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund. Benjamin is Robert’s brother and is the oldest known living adult with Peroxisomal Biogensis Disorder: Zellweger Spectrum Disease (PBD ZSD) in the world. Benjamin currently resides in SouthWest Florida and is a joy to all who come in contact with him. Their light continues to shine!
Robert and Ben had a very special relationship with their Grandpa Miller who was an incredible supporter of the camping program. Mr. Miller, Tom and Fran Miller, and Kathy and Terry Paramore have also been donors and supporters of the Fund since it was established in late 2005 in memory of Robert V. Miller.
Grandpa is greatly missed, but his love, faith, inspiration and generosity will continue to inspire.
One thing we all know is that there will be a day when we cannot do what we do now. The Founders have formally appointed their daughter Kristina Beuning as Successor Advisor to the Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund. In 2017 a Legacy sub account to the Fund was established. Provisions for leadership transition have been made through additional estate planning. Kristina and her daughter Ella have begun volunteer participation at
specific camp sessions.