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Camp Cayuga
Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Camp Cayuga
Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Camp Cayuga
Pennsylvania, United States
30+ days ago
Job Type
Min Education
H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Job Name
Job Function
Food Service


* We are seeking food service professionals who have experience and expertise in quantity food production.
* The Food Service Staff is comprised of a Food Service Manager, First Cook (head cook), Assistant Cooks, and several kitchen helpers, all of whom have documented experience in mass food production.   
* Position Dates:  Mid-June to Late-August.
* To learn more about Cayuga's food service, click here.
* To see a sample menu, click here.

* Cayuga operates two dining halls – one on Junior Campus & the other on Teen Campus.
* All food is prepared in the main kitchen on Junior Campus.
* Kitchen Description: 3 walk-in coolers; 1 large walk-in freezer; dry food storage area; chemical storage area; and dishwashing room.
* Kitchen Equipment: 1 large tilt skillet, 4 convention ovens, 1 flat-top grill, gas burners with ovens, 4 fryolators, 3 food warmers, 1 steamer, large & small mixers, 2 slicers, 2 ice machines, etc.
* To see a complete list of all camp facilities, refer to the Facility List on our website.

* Minimum age of 24 years old.
* Experience in quantity food production.
* Ability to cook for 600+ people for 3 meals a day.
* Stamina to work long days.
* Ability to manage time to ensure meals are served on time.
* Ability to lift & carry items weighing 40 lbs.
* Ability to follow direction & guidance from the Food Service Manager (FSM).
* Energetic mature individual with high moral character & good personal hygiene.
* Preferred certifications:  Serv-Safe, First aid, and CPR.
* Previous summer camp employment is preferred.  

* FREE camp tuition for your children.
* Competitive salary & travel allowance.
* Meals, lodging, and laundry service are provided.
* Private comfortable accommodations with a private bathroom.
* Nights-off and days-off are scheduled throughout the summer.
* Staff Lounge with internet access & satellite television.
* Precamp and Postcamp employment is available.
* Accept challenging responsibilities, and gain valuable lifetime rewards.
* Make a positive impact upon the lives of our campers.
* Meet children and high-caliber staff from around the world.
* Develop strong life-long friendships.
* Only 2½ hours from New York City & Philadelphia.
* Camp Cayuga is a FUN place to spend your summer!
* To learn more about your job benefits, click here.
* To read comments by parents & staff members, click here.


* Provide the highest quality of food service.
* Maintain standards set forth by Cayuga, Dept of Health, CDC and ACA regarding food preparation, serving, and storage. 
* Prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals for 600+.  
* Follow ‘meal planner’ to prepare for each meal.
* Prepare ‘special meals’ for those with dietary restrictions (vegetarians, gluten-free, lactose intolerant). 
* Prepare sufficient amount of food, and serve all meals on time.
* Assist Food Service Manager (FSM) in supervising kitchen crew members.  
* Enforce proper attire of kitchen staff.
* Set-up steam tables prior to serving meals.
* Instruct meal servers regarding ‘portion control’ established by FSM.
* Maintain cleanliness of kitchen, dishwashing room, dining hall, and equipment.
* Maintain the storage room & chemical storage room in an orderly fashion.
* Keep refrigerators and freezers clean & organized.  All food items to be dated.
* Assist FSM in maintaining and taking inventory.
* Assist FSM with deliveries and restocking.
* Secure & lock-up the facilities at the end of each workday.

TO APPLY:  Complete the Camp Cayuga online employment application at  Email:  Telephone: (440) 871-7749.  To learn more about applicant requirements, job benefits, and positions available, refer to the Employment Section on our website.

40+ LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:  * To see a complete list of all positions available, click here.
Camp Cayuga is actively supervised by the Camp Directors and over 40 Senior Staff members, who are professional educators, school teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, and the like.  We are seeking mature individuals to fulfill various supervisory and directorship positions including:  Division Directors, Head Counselors, Program Directors, Athletic Directors, Tennis Director (USTA pro), Intercamp Tournament Directors, Trip Directors, Evening Entertainment Directors, Special Event Directors, Activity Supervisors, Horsemanship Director, Pool Directors, Lake Director, Adventure & Wilderness Director, Flying Trapeze Director, Circus Director, Creative Arts Directors, Performing Arts Director, Health Supervisor & Medical Staff, Maintenance Director, Transportation Director, Food Service Manager and Chefs, and Office Personnel.

60+ ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS:   * To see a complete list of all positions available, click here.
We are seeking multi-talented enthusiastic individuals who can provide quality instruction from beginner to advanced levels in two or more activities.  Instruction is geared to the camper's individual skill level, and is patient and thorough with due regard for both safety and enjoyment. 

LAND SPORTS ACTIVITIES:  Aerobics, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bubble soccer, cheerleading, dodgeball, exercise and fitness, extreme bungee jumping, fencing, field hockey, floor hockey, flag football, frisbee, gaga, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, inline skating, jogging, judo, karate, kickball, lacrosse, martial arts, newcomb, paintball, pickleball, ping-pong, riflery, roller hockey, rugby, skateboarding, soccer, softball, tennis, tetherball, t-ball, touch football, track meets, video game room, volleyball, and weight training. 

WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES:  American Red Cross swim instruction, recreational swimming, competitive swimming, water ballet, water polo, water volleyball, water basketball, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, row boating, pedal boats, paddle boards, windsurfing, fishing, tubing, intercamp swim meets, scuba diving clinics, polar bear club, and canoe/rafting trips. 

CREATIVE ARTS ACTIVITIES:  Arts & crafts, pottery (throwing pots), pottery wheel operation, ceramics (glazing & firing), kiln operation, clay work (sculpting), t-shirt creations (tye dyeing, air brushing, fabric painting, & silk screening), painting (water color & acrylics), drawing, sketching (charcoal pencils), jewelry making, beading, basket weaving, lanyards & braiding, leather craft, macramé, paper mache & plaster projects, wood projects, copper enameling, block printing, needle craft, mask making, decoupage, model rocketry, nature crafts and cooking classes. 

PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITIES:  Drama (acting, improvisation), music (guitar & keyboards), singing and chorus, dance (ballet, social, jazz, tap, modern), yoga, zumba, aerobics, theatre productions, talent shows, trips to local theatres.

EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES:  Horseback Riding instruction in English & Western styles from beginner to advanced levels, trail rides, horse jumping, intracamp horse shows, intercamp horse shows, evening trail rides, horseback overnights, horse-care instruction, and petting zoo (miniature horse, goats, calf, bunnies, etc). 

ADVENTURE & WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES:  High and low ropes course, rock climbing, rappelling, zip line, ATV quad riding, mountain biking, nature hikes, compass reading, cabin cookouts, overnight camping, petting zoo, backpacking trips, canoe/rafting trips, survival clinics, and more.  

TRAPEZE & CIRCUS ACTIVITIES:  High-flying trapeze, 2 low-flying single trapeze rigs, spanish web, silks, lyra, corde lisse), trapeze performances, intercamp trapeze competitions, and circus acts including diabolo, juggling, plate spinning, devil sticks, unicycling, acrobatics, clowning, rolling globe, and stilt walking. 

MEDIA ARTS ACTIVITIES:  Radio DJ broadcasting, music DJ, digital photography, and camp newspaper. 

Job ID: 56802483
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