Youth Overnight Camps (Summer/Full or Part Time)
Come join Wilderness Awareness School’s summer programs and help bring sustenance and vitality to our students and staff. We have two positions available for a head cook at our semi-wild base camp in Duvall, WA, and we plan to hire two to three assistant cooks.

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service


Flexible, responsible, good-humored, and team-oriented
Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to give/receive feedback
Experience with food service for large groups OR a strong desire to learn; Camp experience a plus
Must enjoy working with youth campers and adult staff and volunteers
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Willingness to work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
Clean driving record and access to a personal vehicle or over 25 years old to drive a school van

Required Skills:

Head Cook Responsibilities
Facilitate and implement all facets of meal delivery for a group of up to 40 students and staff weekly. Including:

Follow a pre-set menu with opportunities for creativity.
Review and plan for special dietary needs and allergies of participants.
Use natural, organic, and local ingredients as possible within budget.
Coordinate with program staff on timing and delivery of meals.
Food preparation, cooking, serving, and kitchen cleanup.
Lead and supervise kitchen helpers

Preferred Skills:

Maintain kitchen facilities with a high standard of organization and cleanliness.
Monitor food supplies and efficient use of ingredients on hand.
Restock food supplies as needed (store, bulk, farmers market).
Budget responsibly including handling of money, school credit card and receipts as relevant.

About Wilderness Awareness School

Wilderness Awareness School, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1983, is an internationally-recognized leader in outdoor education. Our mission is to help children and adults cultivate healthy relationships with nature, community and self. We are based in the foothills of the Cascade mountains about 45-minutes outside of Seattle, WA.
Through nature connection and cultural mentoring, we provide transformational experiences that awaken people's unique gifts, deepen their relationship with nature, and empower them to enrich the health of their communities. Our community of students includes people of all ages who understand and thrive on their connection to the natural world around us.

Application Instructions

Submit through company website https://wildernessawareness.org/about/jobs/summer-head-cook/