Begins May 23 and ends July 29

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Basic knowledge of cooking and the use of kitchen appliances and utensils
  • Joy for cooking and creating or discovering new recipes
  • Good time management and flexibility
  • Ability to relate to one’s peers
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good character, integrity, and self-control
  • Ability to maintain enthusiasm, positive attitude, and appearance, and interact with campers at all times
  • Minimum age: 20 years old

Reports to:

Program Director and Executive Director

Description:

Create and lead basic cooking activities with campers in elementary and middle school grades. Encourage an organic cooking approach with farm to table elements.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a safe and clean kitchen for campers and staff
  2. Select or create camp-friendly recipes for campers each week appropriate to their age group
  3. Read Health Alerts and mindfully plan recipes
  4. Assemble shopping list of ingredients needed for each week and stay within designated budget
  5. Communicate regularly with program directors to verify activities and schedules
  6. Set up stations with tools and supplies prior to each activity period
  7. Lead cooking activities when a scheduled group arrives and teach basic cooking skills such as measuring, whisking, stirring, or pouring
  8. Teach campers how to safely use cooking equipment (knives, graters, stove, oven, hot pans, etc.).
  9. Organize and distribute kitchen treats made by campers to each camp by end of day
  10. Organize clean up by period and clean daily following provided checklist

How to Apply

Use our quick and easy online application.

If you have questions, email camp@whippoorwill.com or call 615-799-9925.