Other Outdoor Kitchen Staff
Cooks and Kitchen Staff
Eagle’s Nest Camp, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? Do you love working with kids? Are you excited about the outdoors, teaching kindness, cooking, and camp activities! Do you dream of spending the summer in the mountains, star gazing, laughing with true friends and having the best summer of your life? If so, we hope you’ll apply to join our team at Eagle’s Nest for the summer of 2024!
At Eagle’s Nest, we believe that nutritious foods are a cornerstone to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Campers dine on fresh meats and dairy products, and natural and organically grown produce such as garden-fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, unrefined sugar, honey and olive oil. We also cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Who We Are: Eagle’s Nest Camp is located on 200 acres of wooded land in the lush mountains of Western North Carolina just southwest of Asheville and down the road from Pisgah National Forest. Eagle’s Nest provides a joyful, inclusive community where campers finishing kindergarten – 11th grade are treated with respect and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize nature, arts, and community living while taking visual and performing arts, athletic and outdoor classes. Eagle’s Nest is an independent non-profit organization. We also host an outdoor adventure program for teens giving them the opportunity to spend two – three weeks backpacking, rock climbing and white water canoeing in North Carolina, across the country, and internationally.
Responsibilities: The kitchen staff consists of a kitchen manager, a head cook, a baker, and 5 – 6 cooks. Working as a team, the kitchen staff are responsible for preparing three well-balanced, family-style meals, as well as a wholesome evening snack, each day. Cooks may be asked to perform all elements of kitchen work from prep to clean up. Cooks must work well with people different from themselves and be committed to maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment meeting all health code standards. They must enjoy living and working in the outdoors and with children. Kitchen staff attend all-staff orientation and kitchen training.
Required Qualifications: All staff must be at least 18 years old with one full year out of high school. We require CPR and First Aid certification by the time the season begins, and may require higher certifications for teaching in specific areas.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience and familiarity with kitchen and food service.
Benefits: Competitive salary and one full day off each week. On campus housing, delicious healthy meals (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options), extensive professional discounts, staff lounge with wifi and access to laundry facilities provided.
Dates: Position is from May 25th to August 12th, 2024
You can visit our staff webpage to learn more about Eagle’s Nest Camp!
How to ApplyHow to Apply: Please complete this short application. Once we receive it you'll be invited to schedule a Zoom interview and informational chat with Paige Lester-Niles, the Camp Director, and with other members of the camp leadership staff. The interviews are fun opportunities for us to get to know each other.
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