Teen Overnight Expeditions (Summer – Part Time)
Come join Wilderness Awareness School’s summer programs and help bring sustenance and vitality to our students and staff.

We have Head Cook and Assistant Cook positions available for two different expeditions:

Teen Wolf Tracking Expedition in the Cascades
Prep and Packing July 27 – 29, 2022
1 week of backcountry cooking: July 30 – August 6, 2022
Clean up and Debrief August 7 – 8, 2022
Teen Salish Sea Expedition in the San Juan Islands
Prep and Packing July 1 – 2, 2022
1 week of backcountry cooking: July 3 – July 8, 2022
Clean up and Debrief July 9, 2022

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Cooks and Food Service, Support Staff


Flexible, responsible, good humored and team oriented
High level of skill with and commitment to healthy communication
Experience with backcountry food service for large groups
Must enjoy being around teens and adults and talking about wildlife
Ability to lift 50 pounds and willingness to work hard in backcountry setting
Clean driving record and access to personal vehicle or over 25 to drive school van
Covid-19 vaccination required
King County Food Worker Card required (easy to obtain)

Required Skills:

Facilitate and implement all facets of meal delivery for a group of up to 42 teens and staff 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.
Purchase and lead packing of food in Duvall.
Drive to backcountry camp, lead backcountry kitchen set up and take down
Coordinate with the Expedition Director on timing and delivery of meals.

Preferred Skills:

Teen Wolf Tracking Expedition Cooks
$2000 Head Cook Wolf Tracking Expedition
$1000 Assistant Cook Wolf Tracking Expedition
Car camping on site required
Salish Sea Expedition Cooks
$1500 Head Cook Salish Expedition
Volunteer Assistant Cook Salish Expedition
Minimal backcountry camping on site required – arrival by boat!

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

Send an email with the following three items to [email protected]: Cover letter introducing yourself and explaining your interest in this position Resume detailing education and experience. Complete our Employment Application