Supporting our Staff

Our summer interns and guides raise financial support in order to fund the valuable work they do with our ministry. All donations for staff are tax receiptable in Canada. Your partnership with our staff is extremely appreciated. Thank you!

 Matthew Streeton

Matthew Streeton

Matthew Streeton, 2017 Guide intern

When I was a teen I remember my first multi-day backpacking trip with my leader, Kevin. The adventure was fun but I remember most how he built into me an understanding of the incredible value I have in Christ—Kevin guided me through some difficult and new experiences with such care and attention. This has had a lasting impact in my life and I am thrilled to be in a position to serve youth in this way as a leader.

Since my time on trail with Kevin, I have worked for Youth For Christ and Camp Homewood, always wanting to engage youth with creation and initiate adventure experiences. I applied to work with Zao because God has given me a love for the outdoors and working with young people, and that is exactly what this ministry is about.  

My role this summer is as a guide intern, learning from the certified guides on staff with Zao. I will apprentice with them during backpacking and canoe expeditions and outdoor education programs this summer, learning various aspects of guiding, risk management, trip planning, and the theology of outdoor ministry.

Left Button: dropdown menu: click 'Camps' and write 'Zao - Matthew Streeton' in the notes field. Thanks!

Cheque Option: payable to "Canadian Baptists of Western Canada" with 'Zao - Matthew Streeton' in the memo field and send to: CBWC #201 221 10th Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0V9. Thanks!