Cook at Sleepaway Summer Camp

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  • Full-Time
  • Other
  • Part-Time
  • Boscobel, WI
  • Job Type Details: Summer Seasonal, Flexible Start & End Date, PT or FT Options

POSITION MISSION: Provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for the entire camp community by working collaboratively with the food services team to prepare fresh, nutritious food on time for each meal. Lake Valley Camp serves campers from Milwaukee, WI ages 9-17. This position is paid at a rate of $18/hour.


  • Prepare and cook food for up to three meals per day as the menu indicates, utilizing safe food handling techniques, and accommodating dietary restrictions and food allergies.
  • Set up food, supplies, and utensils for family-style dining.
  • Ensure storage of food and leftovers at proper temperature.
  • Partner with the Food Service Manager to maintain correct documentation of the Summer Food Service Program.
  • Maintain an awareness of food service inventory, and submit order requests to the Food Service Manager.
  • Clean and maintain all food-preparation and storage areas.
  • Communicate schedule and job tasks effectively with all other food service staff.


  • The wage for this position is $18/hour.
  • Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees. There is an option to make this role part-time for candidates who live offsite in the local Boscobel, WI area.
  • All meals are provided during camp sessions, and on-site, shared housing will be provided for staff who live outside the local Boscobel area.


  • Key competencies: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self Management, Teamwork, Empathy, and Initiative
  • You believe that with the right support and access to quality programs and experiences that all young people are able to achieve at the highest level imaginable.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Ability to both take direction and take initiative in a team environment.
  • Willingness to participate fully in the camp experience – getting to know campers, staff, and joining for all-camp activities when able!


  • Availability: assigned shifts of 8-10 hours per day on a typical day, and additional hours when necessary (flexible for part-time staff).
  • The camp kitchen season runs from late May to mid August, with possibility of working retreat weekends in the spring and fall of 2023. Flexible start and end dates, depending on candidate availability.
  • If living on site, must be able to live in shared staff housing.
  • Must be at least 18 and/or have a high school diploma or GED to apply.
  • A valid and up-to-date ServSafe Food Handler certification (PEAK can support in attaining).
  • At least 6 months of experience in a commercial kitchen is preferred.

Apply on our website.

Contact our Assistant Director of Camp Operations, Haley, with any questions at

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