Thank you for your interest in serving as a camp counselor or staff member at Inquiring Chef Academy! Team members have an important role in mentoring younger campers, facilitating and leading activities, and helping to ensure that all of our campers have a safe and fun experience.

We are not currently hiring. If you are interested in learning more about our most popular position – camp counselor – the 2024 job description is below.

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Summer 2024 Camp Counselor – Job Description

As a camp counselor at Inquiring Chef Academy you are responsible for a group of 6-7 elementary-aged campers. You will spend the day with campers, taking part in all of the activities alongside them and lending a hand as they learn new skills, play games, and complete crafts. This is a position that requires patience, maturity, and a willingness to closely follow instructions. Our campers will look to you as an example as they are working through new challenges.

In addition to working with campers, camp counselors are responsible for assisting in preparation of food for meals and all of the clean-up that is required after camp activities. Counselors will help with set-up, washing dishes, putting supplies away, and keeping the spaces we use for camp clean, organized, and tidy.

To qualify as a counselor, you must:

  • Be entering 9th grade or above (in the ‘24-’25 academic year) and be at least 14 years old by May 1, 2024
  • Be available for all hours required for each camp – see below for details
  • Have access to a bank account for compensation
  • Be willing to complete a background check and a training session before camp begins

You might be a great counselor if you:

  • Enjoy spending time with younger children
  • Enjoy cooking
  • Are patient, friendly, responsible, and flexible
  • Are willing to closely follow instructions and adjust to help with any needs that come up during camp
  • Are willing to help keep our space clean, including wiping down tables, washing dishes, and other responsibilities as assigned

Counselors earn a stipend of $77 / day for shorter day camps (8am-1:30pm) and $105 / day for extended day camps (8am-3:30pm).

We hire 4 counselors for each session of camp.

2024 Summer Camp Dates (hours required for counselors)

  • May 28-31 (Tuesday-Friday daily camps, 8-3:30)
  • June 10-14 (week-long summer camp, 8-1:30)
  • June 24-28 (week-long summer camp, 8-1:30)
  • July 8-12 (week-long summer camp, 8-1:30)
  • July 15-19 (week-long summer camp, 8-1:30)
  • August 5-9 (week-long summer camp with a focus on baking, 8-3:30)

*You do not need to be available all of these dates, but I will give priority to candidates who are available for three or more weeks of camp.