Zechariah Benoit

Year-Long Missionary Intern

Meet our year-long intern Zech! He recently joined the camp crew in the beginning of September. He first brought  to camp at the age of 14 as a counselor-in-training by his former foster mom, Debbie Woods. Since then he has volunteered as a counselor and been part of the 2018 and 2019 Summer Internship Programs. After completing the 2019 summer internship, he decided to join the camp family as a Year-long Intern. As an intern, Zech will be living with the residents of the Hartley House as well as four other guy year-long interns. A large part of his work will be to finish the construction of Camp Daniel’s new grounds. As an intern he is also involved with Special Olympics, The Hub Student Ministry and The Able Church. While doing all of these jobs he is learning about non-profit work, disability, leadership and what it mean to be a missionary to a subculture.

The missionary aspect of being a year-long intern is a large part of an intern’s experience and growth during their year. All the staff at Camp Daniel are full time missionaries to people with disabilities, and like most missionaries, Zech will need to raise $600 in monthly financial support to pay rent, food, transportation, and other living expenses. He asks for your financial support, whether it be $10, $20, $50, or $100 a month.