1872 Pilot Knob Road
Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
YMCA Camp Chingachgook is a safe, inclusive community where people of all ages are inspired to be better stewards of the world through the thoughtful facilitation of high-quality, engaging experiences.
Known primarily for our world-class summer camp programs, YMCA Camp Chingachgook is also a year-round outdoor center that provides our community with a variety of weekend programs, retreats, special events, school programs, and partnerships all geared toward positively impacting the world through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
As a YMCA, we believe in programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. As a result of our work, members of our community will develop personal confidence, social responsibility, and an appreciation for the natural world.
Under the direction and supervision of the Food Service Director, this seasonal position assists in all aspects of the dining program at YMCA Camp Chingachgook during the summer camp and outdoor education seasons.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Previous kitchen experience as chef or line cook required. Previous kitchen management experience preferred
The ability and willingness to follow directions.
Proficiency in using kitchen appliances and equipment is preferred.
Excellent human relations skills, and good organizational and communication skills.
The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibilities
Ability to ensure the hygiene of kitchen area and tools, meeting all applicable state, county, and city regulations and policies.
Assist with the food preparation and/or dining area clean-up for 3 meals a day for 450 participants.
Report all accidents and incidents involving self, participants, guests, and other employees.
Assist in the management of staff – train, develop, supervise, and evaluate. This includes following all policies, procedures, and time frames of the Association.
Ensure that food is prepared properly (as per NYS Health Dept. regulations), good tasting, and distributed in a professional and efficient manner
Model and maintain a positive, professional, and customer service attitude and environment at all times
Ensure the proper care and maintenance of the facility, equipment, and supplies used.
Ensure all department operations are consistent with the association procedures. This includes safety, insurance, incident/accident reports, purchasing, HR and Payroll procedures, accounting, and maintaining appropriate logs and records.
Must be able to stand or sit for extended periods of time and not become distracted. Must be able to lift and carry items up to 50 pounds. Must be able to hear noises and distress signals. Must be able to see and safely and effectively use kitchen appliances and culinary tools. This work requires the following physical activities: climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, and visual acuity. The work is performed primarily indoors.
Work dates: May 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Seasonal Full Time: 5-6 days weekly, 8-hour shifts, including weekends.
Compensation: $19/hour + meals while working
Shared housing for the summer season may be available if needed. Discount on camp programs for employees' children if space in the program allows.
This position works with our Health Care team and serves as a resource for campers and staff who need additional support while at camp. The Mental Health Coordinator offers support to campers whose emotional needs may go beyond what their cabin counselors have the tools to support; and may also meet with counselors to lead trainings or give them additional strategies for working with campers and their mental health challenges. This position is also a resource to support staff members with their own mental health.
This position will be responsible for working with the Health Lodge team to screen incoming camper health forms and work with summer staff to set up campers with a mental health diagnosis or challenge for a successful camp experience. This role will serve as the first responder for any mental health crisis and will work with the Summer Camp Director to determine if campers or staff should remain in the camp setting based on their mental health needs. This role is designed to be a professional resource for the entire camp team. Candidates will preferably have a degree and/or current license as an LCSW, Clinician (LPC), Therapist, School Counselor, and/or Child Psychologist.
Flexible schedule, 5 days/week, some weekends. Start date is flexible but ideally candidate can work June 12 through AUgust 25, 2023.
Shard housing is available if needed and a discount on camp programs is offered if space in the program allows.
Under the direction of the Camp Registrar, the Office Assistant handles organizational and clerical support tasks for YMCA Camp Chingachgook. This may include organizing files, scheduling appointments, answering phones, assisting campers and parents, and other tasks depending on the needs of the office during the summer camp season.
Shared housing available if needed, discounts on camp programs where space allows.