Northwest Outward Bound School hires Basecamp Cooks from a variety of different backgrounds. We believe providing and eating meals together not only enhances the depth of our community but strengthens our ability to serve all people, on and off course.

Basecamp Cooks are creative, motivated and enthusiastic about planning and preparing meals for staff working at our Redmond, OR and Mazama, WA basecamps. Basecamp Cooks work under the direct supervision of Logistics Managers and are responsible for planning and preparing nutritious lunches and dinners, ordering food within budget, maintaining a clean kitchen and accommodating special diets and food preferences.

Pay per diem and commensurate with experience within the range of $90 – $120 per day. The Cook position is a temporary, seasonal position.
Room & board: housing, food, laundry, showers and internet are available for your use on base. Staff receive field food while on course, and are fed out of the common kitchen while on base. These benefits are provided to improve staff well-being and are not considered compensation or factored into the pay scale.

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service, Support Staff


1 - 3 years of comparable experience including knowledge of cooking for large groups, food handling, meal planning, kitchen and food sanitation, nutrition, and special diets.
Ability to have open, honest, and difficult conversations, including the ability to give and receive feedback.
Must be sufficiently fit to participate in all duties as assigned and maintain ample energy and focus.
Strong personal motivation, initiative, commitment, follow through, and passion for NWOBS mission.

Required Skills:

Must be 21 years of age or older.
Must be available mid-March through the end of September for the Oregon Base, and late April through the end of September for the Washington Base. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.
Possess a current Food Handler's Permit, or willing to obtain one before start date.

About Northwest Outward Bound School

Northwest Outward Bound School is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing lives through challenge and discovery. With 50 years of innovation in expeditionary learning, we believe that when people discover a strength of character, an aptitude for leadership and desire to serve, it has a positive impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. Our courses take students from all backgrounds on 5-65 day learning expeditions in the natural environments of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Application Instructions

Apply via the application button on our website https://www.nwobs.org/connect/employment/field-positions-and-internships/bascecamp-cook/ Please submit resume+refernces through the link on the application. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any issues.