Camp Kitchen Assistant Manager

Job Type: 
Summer Camp
Starting Date: 
June 27, 2020


Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

Help create delicious wholesome food for campers and counselors! This position involves cooking for about 80 people in a high energy environment under the supervision of our Kitchen Manager. Many of our ingredients are fresh from our garden or the local co-ops, and campers often pop into the garden and kitchen to help with the process. Campers and counselors help with dishes and cleaning the kitchen daily, and every week we have a couple of parent volunteers helping out as well. Assistant Kitchen Manager spends a lot of time in the kitchen, but also gets to plug into whatever camp activities they are passionate about. There is a break in the middle of each week, when our campers are out backpacking (usually Tuesday - Thursday), but weekends are pretty busy! Room and Board provided.

About us

Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills near the scenic Yuba River and Tahoe National Forest, Camp Woolman embodies values of community, respect for nature, peace, and simple fun. Kids come to learn, play, make friends, and live in an accepting community where they can truly be themselves. We run two camps – Wombat Camp (ages 9-14) and Teen Leadership Camp (ages 15-17).  In-camp activities include cooperative games, sports, arts, crafts, nature, music, singing, campfires, as well as place-based educational workshops. Each week also includes an offsite backpacking trip to nearby rivers, mountains and farms. When both camps are on site they share meals and will participate in many activities together.

During off time, Kitchen staff are welcome to enjoy many of the beautiful activities and aspects of Summer Camp life. Our campus is 236 acres of woods, trails, meadows and ponds that can be explored, and the scenic Yuba Rive is a 3 mile hike round trip, or a short drive. Our kitchen staff often form strong bonds and friendships with our summer camp staff and community, and can be our best audiences and participants for camp talent shows, lip sync battles, and epic capture the flag games. The Kitchen Assistant Manager will have their own small A-Frame, equipped with two built in beds and desks, and just a short walk from the Kitchen and Bathhouse.


Our summer camp programming runs for 6 weeks, from June 28 - August 8. Kitchen Assistant Manager will arrive a few days early to get oriented to the kitchen and campus. On site Room & Board is included for the entirety of these dates. Flexibility in dates may also be possible and can be discussed during the interview phase.

Starts: June 27, 2019

Ends: August 8, 2019

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience cooking for large groups of people (40 - 100 people)
  • Prior work with this or other youth programs
  • Passed TB test
  • Food safe handlers licence.
  • Optional: Current Class-B Driver's License for a 15-passenger van, or willingness to obtain one. 


  • Work with the kitchen manager to run a safe and efficient kitchen.
  • Cook 2 (on occasion 3) meals a day, when camp is not on trips (camp is on trips every Tuesday - Thursday)
  • Work with Camp Support Staff to help with trip food planning/organizing
  • Potentially help drive shuttles for both camps to and from trips
  • Participate in the spiritual, emotional, and physical growth of all our beautiful young people.

Who Are We Seeking?

You must be a thorough planner, able to anticipate potential problems and prepare for them. You need also be a creative problems solver, ready to aid in the inevitable surprises that will come up! At Camp Woolman, we strive to create a community where diversity of life experiences, learning styles, and social identities (including but not limited to religion, class, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability) are honored and celebrated.  In applying, please describe the way your school, work, volunteer, or life experience has prepared you to work with diverse communities of people, including any aspects of your own background or identity that you believe would enrich the Camp Woolman.


The pay for Kitchen Support Staff is $1740 for the season. Room and Board is covered as an additional compensation and is independent of your monetary wage.

To Apply:

Submit resume and short intro to:

Sonja Feinberg