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Kings Bay Y

Cooking Specialist

Cooking Specialists will cook/bake with campers ranging from 4 to 13 years of age. Cooking specialists must be confident in the kitchen and able to guide children through the recipe and nutrition-focused educational activities. Time management and organization are key requirements for this position since time and space are limited in a camp setting. It is important to understand the high responsibility of this role because of King Bay YM-YWHA/JCC Brooklyn Camp’s long successful history and the trust the surrounding community puts into the camp to provide their children with a fun, safe, and engaging environment. We are looking for individuals who have a lot of energy, enthusiasm, and love working with children and their families!

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Create a 9-week curriculum for 3 age groups (4-6, 7-9, 10-13)
  • Build lesson plans for teaching how to follow a recipe, use utensils, execute the recipe, and kitchen safety and nutrition.
  • Create a budget for cooking supplies
  • Prep each lesson
  • Build a take-home recipe box for campers to take home at the end of their camp enrollment
  • Lead students through their recipe
  • Classroom preparation and clean up
  • Build campers passion and appreciation for cooking/baking for diverse cultural recipes


  • Training/certification and/or experience in leading a cooking/baking activity. At at least one year of successful, related teaching experience.
  • Desire and ability to supervise, lead, and positively manage campers and work with other staff in a cooperative, team-oriented camp atmosphere.
  • Knowledge and skills in your assigned area and the ability to teach these skills to campers and staff.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Possess excellent character, integrity, adaptability, patience, self-control, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

Summer salary: Seasonal contract based on experience


  • Hired mid-Spring
  • Spring: Attend mandatory staff training and  complete online trainings
  • Summer: 8:15AM – 4:30PM (General Hours) for  8-9 weeks/ June 28, 2022 to Aug 26, 2022