Summer Camp Kitchen Staff

Job Title: Kitchen Staff

Responsible to: Kitchen Director

Salary: $504-640/week based on experience and certifications

Primary Objective:

The Kitchen Staff is responsible to the Kitchen Director and prepares high-quality food to serve to the campers and staff. The kitchen is one of the only areas at camp that impacts everyone on property, meaning that proper execution of all key responsibilities is critical to the overall execution of the camp’s mission.
Season Dates:

Training Week 1: 6/9/24-6/16/24
Training Week 2: 6/16/24 – 6/22/24
Week 1: 6/23/24 – 6/29/24
Week 2: 6/30/24 – 7/6/24
Week 3: 7/7/24 – 7/13/24
Week 4: 7/14/24 – 7/20/24
Week 5: 7/21/24 – 7/27/24

Key Responsibilities:

Supports the timely and safe preparation of 6x breakfasts, 6x lunches, and 6x dinners for up to 300 people weekly.
Follows the directions of the Kitchen Director regarding food storage, safety, preparation, and service.
Cleans dishes and manages garbage at the direction of the Kitchen Director.
Supports the Kitchen Director with inventory management and control.
Prepares for all regulatory inspections under the supervision of the Kitchen Director, ensuring that all kitchen and food storage areas meet or exceed all health codes and other regulatory standards.
Participates in staff meetings and training sessions, as directed by the Kitchen Director.
Maintains an appropriate level of personal hygiene and wears the designated uniform required by the property.
Serves as an example to campers, promoting a positive, inclusive, and respectful camp environment.
Ensures adherence to camp policies, safety protocols, and BSA guidelines amongst staff and campers.
Responds thoughtfully to emergent situations, following the existing emergency action plan and the direction of the camp’s emergency response team.
Carries out any other duties as assigned.


16 years of age or older
Has experience working in a professional food service environment.
Possess or able to obtain all California-required health and safety certifications following employment.
Must be organized and able to communicate well with all guests and staff.
Ability to live on-site in shared staff housing during the season.
Have or be willing to obtain a registration in the Boy Scouts of America.
Previous experience working in seasonal camp positions and/or with kids is advantageous.

Work Environment:

The kitchen team is responsible for preparing all weekly meals, beginning at lunch on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday, with the exception of Wednesday’s dinner.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to spend significant time standing or walking.
Ability to lift, carry, and balance 50 pounds.
Ability to exert on a regular basis 75 pounds of force.
Constantly able to bend and scoop, sit, and stand, possess hand-eye-foot coordination, and perform good manual dexterity.
The Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley (SSRLV) offers outdoor educational and recreational opportunities to participants of the Scouts BSA and Cub Scout programs that prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. This 1,400-acre wilderness camp, located in Warner Springs, CA is owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. SSRLV offers resident summer camp programs to youth ages 5-17, fostering an appreciation of nature, while enabling leadership skills and character development.

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