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

Girls Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for a Head Cook for beautiful Camp Four Echoes, summer resident camp 2021 - Approximately $5,580.00 plus room and board for the Camp Season.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

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, is 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 June 6 - August 16 for the 2021 Camp Season - *Dates subject to change according to position.


Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Head Cook is responsible for all aspects of food service including planning, purchasing, preparation, and leading the food service team in providing meals, snacks and “pack outs” for girls ages 5-17 and seasonal camp staff. This position is also accountable for the general safety and empowering the personal growth and skill development of the food service staff.  The Head 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
  • Leads and supervises the kitchen staff, including an assistant cook and kitchen aides; coordinating the group’s schedule and activities along with assists in formal evaluations of kitchen staff
  • Works with the Health Assistant to make sure allergies are accommodated for in the kitchen
  • Trains the kitchen staff in all aspects of running the camp food service program, including food safety, work place safety, proper use of equipment, inventory, meal planning/preparation and delivery, cleaning and food storage, allergies and special diets
  • In coordination with the Camp Director, creates a three-week rotating menu that includes healthy kid-friendly meals with additional options such as a salad bar and additional needs to accommodate special diets and 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
  • Completes and submits all paperwork in a timely and efficient manner including, 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 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 Camp Director
  • 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.
  • 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 21 years or older


  • Current First Aid & CPR certification
  • Current Idaho Food Handlers Card
  • Certify in ServSafe or provide proof of current certification
  • One (1) year experience in food-service
  • One (1) year experience in a supervisory role and demonstrates the ability to supervise other staff members, including giving appropriate feedback, providing a positive role model and addressing challenges quickly and professionally
  • Ability to grasp the landscape within an organization, show passion for working with Girl Scouts and the nonprofit environment and expertise in using various communication vehicles that engage girls, volunteers, parents, donors and the community
  • 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

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.

The management of this organization believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from discrimination. It is our policy to hire, compensate, promote, train, transfer, discipline, discharge, and make all other employment-related decisions without consideration of an employee's race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. All employees of this Council are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. All staff are provided a safe and inclusive work environment.



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