Moms and Sons Alpine Camp

 Keely with her son atop a summit!

Keely with her son atop a summit!

The time my son and I spent on the Zao family trip was nothing short of incredible. Zao provided a unique experience we would never have accomplished on our own. With their professional guiding and gear, we felt secure in tackling a wilderness adventure that moved us not only into a closer experience with the natural world, but also deepened our awe of The Creator of it all. Our trip brimmed with fun exercise, great food, and the laughter of friendship. It was a journey neither of us will ever forget.
— Keely

What an honour to have our Zao guides serve moms and sons on a unique retreat! Trevor, one of our guides, Alexis, our intern, and I were able to lead this multi-day alpine camp, giving these great families the gift of adventure.  And the gift of time.

I love watching people step away from their comfort boundary, crossing over into the unexpected blessings of a wilderness adventure.  Alexis planned and cooked the full-service catering experience, and Trevor led us to the top of a peak on a hot, bluebird day. Highlights from this camp included "duo time" (moms and sons out for an hour together, reading the word and sharing the shade of subalpine tree boughs and a soft carpet of heather), writing our own mountain psalms, watching from a mountain ridge as the sun broke the eastern horizon, and eating wild blueberries. God is good!

Participating in the Zao Mother / Son hiking trip was a great opportunity for me and my son to enjoy some quality one on one time together, while embarking on a new and exciting experience. It was the perfect balance of enjoying nature without having to worry about all the fine details and be able to focus on building new memories. The Zoa team comes with a wealth of knowledge and did an excellent job of organizing the meals and itinerary that made the experience both challenging and relaxing, with many laughs along the way. My son said it was the perfect opportunity to have mom all to himself for a great adventure.
— Kristy
 Kristy with her son in the subalpine meadows

Kristy with her son in the subalpine meadows