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Assistant Cook - Camp Four Echoes
Title:Assistant Cook - Camp Four Echoes
Job Status :Seasonal/Temporary
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)

Girls Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for an Assistant Cook @ Beautiful Camp Four Echoes for this summer!
Approximately $2,064.. plus room and board for Camp Season.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has been serving girls since 1937. Our Resident Camp operates at Camp Four Echoes, a council-owned property of over 200 acres near Worley, ID. Over 500 girls each summer ages 5-17 enjoy programs in STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, boating, hiking, and other skill-building fun. Each session, girls lead the way by planning their own activities with their camper group. Each week has a theme and campers plan activities and meals related to that theme. Camp Four Echoes, a Girl Scout camp, located on the wooded shores of Lake Coeur d' Alene. Six living units house 18-24 girls weekly. Each unit has flush toilets and running water, but no electricity. Meals are provided in a group setting in our central dining hall. We also have a staff lounge for your time off.

All staff live on-site approximately June 29 - August 19 for the 2020 Camp Season

  • Must be 18 years or older


Under the direction of the Head Cook, the Assistant Cook will be responsible for assisting with meal preparation and other kitchen activities, such as filling food orders for cookouts and trips for girls ages 5-17 and seasonal camp staff. This position is also accountable to assist in providing for the general safety and empowering the personal growth and skill development of the food service staff. The Assistant Cook exhibits enthusiasm and patience while exemplifying the Girl Scout core values of honesty, caring, courage, and character.


  • Attends to safety of any staff assisting in food preparation at all times; follows and instructs kitchen staff on procedures for incidents and emergencies
  • Assists in supervising the kitchen staff, primarily kitchen aides
  • Assists in training the kitchen staff in many aspects of running the camp food service program which include food safety, work place safety, proper use of equipment, inventory, meal planning/preparation and delivery, cleaning and food storage, allergies and special diets
  • Assists in fulfilling the weekly menu, including anything needed for special diets or allergies
  • Works to create a positive group culture through team-building and problem-solving activities
  • Attends and supports weekly in-service training, focuses on areas of food safety and develops additional food service skills
  • Models personal responsibilities such as conflict management, positive relationships, following rules, and respecting camp property
  • Follows and implements appropriate behavior management procedures when interacting with all campers
  • Assists Head Cook in any paperwork as needed, food orders, receipts, menus, special diets and allergies, temperature charts, health inspections and evaluations
  • Exhibits punctuality and communication in time management, including daily and weekly breaks
  • Respects and follows the “Camp is for the camper” philosophy by attending to camper and camp needs first
  • Communicates with Head Cook, parents/caregivers, campers and staff regarding special diets, allergies and other food-related needs
  • Represents camp appropriately in the community and with parents by maintaining personal hygiene, following camp dress code, and communicating respectfully with campers, parents and other adults.
  • Actively participates in staff trainings, meetings, and camp closing activities, including but not limited to deep cleaning, lifting or moving equipment, taking out trash and closing inventory
  • Reports concerns and incidents to the Head Cook
  • Provides healthy meals to staff during staff training and post-camp clean up. Kitchen staff should be prepared to stay one day later than the other staff in order to finish clean up, storage and inventory.
  • Takes the lead on packout requests, communicates effectively with Unit Leaders and the Head Cook on menu planning, food orders and availability
  • Takes the lead on recording waste generated during daily meals and packouts. Communicate results to Head Cook and Camp Director; devise ways of reducing overall food waste
  • Practices the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve
  • Follows all procedures and regulations according to the GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws and the American Camp Association
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be 18 years or older


  • Current First Aid & CPR certification
  • Current Idaho Food Handlers Card
  • One (1) year experience in food-service
  • Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts USA.

Physical Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:

Regularly lift objects up 30 pounds, repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Climb, pull, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist and crouch while performing custodial duties. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time, up to 12 hours, and work in inclement weather. Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors (no color blindness)

Mental & Other Skills/Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:

Multi-Tasking Ability: ability to handle many diverse tasks/projects at one time; ability to prioritize and complete them on time.

Work Environment:

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee lives for up to 12 weeks in close proximity to others, including sharing living quarters, restrooms, laundry facilities and a common staff lounge. May only use personal electronics (such as computers, phones and other devices) only during personal designated breaks and out of sight of campers. Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment is an integral part of this position, as is the ability to work with high-stress situations based on the nature of GSEWNI mission and daily work.

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