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Cook (3 Positions) - Camp Elphinstone - November 28, 2021

  • 17 Nov 2021 11:12 AM
    Message # 12133804

    Location: YMCA Camp Elphinstone, 1760 YMCA Road, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V6

    Rate of Pay: $24/hour

    Position Status: Seasonal Contract, Full time

    • Terms: Various contracts available:
    • May – September, 2022
    • April – October, 2022

    (Full time 5 shifts per week, must be flexible)

    Reports To: Head Chef/Food Services Supervisor 

    YMCA Camp Elphinstone:

    YMCA Camp Elphinstone is located near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver. It is situated on 144 acres of temperate rainforest along the shores of Howe Sound. During July and August, Camp Elphinstone offers programs for youth ages 5-17, including one and two week overnight camps, sailing camp, Leadership Development, out-trips to Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast Trail, and day camps.

    From September to June, Camp Elphinstone operates as an Outdoor Education, Event and Retreat Centre for schools, conferences, weddings, and other special interest groups. Camp Elphinstone currently serves over 12,000 participants annually. 

    YMCA Camp Elphinstone has accommodation and dining for up to 472 people, offering programs like swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, stand up paddleboarding, low/high ropes, rock climbing, wilderness and environmental programs, archery, crafts and more. Camp Elphinstone employs approximately 140 staff/volunteers during July and August, with a team between 20-50 for the spring and fall Outdoor Education seasons, and a smaller core team of 10 staff during the winter season. Successful Camp Elphinstone staff are self-motivated individuals whose ambition is to help children and youth develop in an outdoor camp setting.

    Nature & Scope:

    Cooks work as a part of the camp kitchen staff team to provide support to Head Chef and kitchen team with the operation of the YMCA Camp Elphinstone kitchen. He or she will be responsible for preparation, cooking, serving and clean-up of at least two meals a day for 40-450 children and adults.


    • · General food preparation and cooking of meals
    • · Assist with inventory and stock
    • · Assist with serving of meals
    • · Ensure a high level of quality, cleanliness, and safety in all food preparation
    • · Providing friendly, professional customer service to participants and staff
    • · Ensure the safety of all participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/policies/procedures and ensuring they are maintained amongst all participants and staff
    • · Ensure FoodSafe standards are followed at all times
    • · Making sure weekly and daily cleaning checklists are complete


    • · Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C
    • · Food Safe level 1
    • · WHIMIS Certification an asset
    • · Previous experience in the food service industry preferably a camp environment or equivalent an asset
    • · Knowledge of dietary restrictions and allergies
    • · Ability to stand for a long period of time and lift up to 50 pounds
    • · Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as per the timeline set out by the province


    In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

    Leading Self

    • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
    • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

    Leading Others

    • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
    • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

    Leading Mission

    • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
    • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y

    Click Here to Apply 

    Application Deadline: November 28, 2021

    Thank you for your interest and application.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.  


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