Bethel Summer Kitchen Staff Information & Application
you for your interest in serving in the food service ministry at Camp
Bethel! In food service, our ministry takes many forms. We meet our
campersí and staffís physical needs by providing delicious meals, we
provide the opportunity for table fellowship at mealtimes, we
demonstrate Christ-like kindness and hospitality, and we keep campers
safe from illness by following safe food handling practices. Kitchen
work can be fast-paced, demanding, and tiring. It can also be very
rewarding as you gain new skills, make new friends, and witness
the hundreds of campers whose lives are touched by Christ through Camp
Bethel each summer.
Camp Bethel is the outdoor ministry of the Virlina District
Church of the Brethren. Camp Bethel programs are open to everyone
regardless of race, age, color, national origin, sex, or disability.
As our housing is entirely occupied by summer campers and resident
we regret that
on-site housing is not available
for summer kitchen staff.
No on-site use of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, or profanity
Because our summer program serves children, we are required to
perform a comprehensive criminal background check on all staff. This
check requires the use of your full legal name, your date of birth,
your legal address, and your Social Security number. All background
information is held strictly confidential by the Camp Director. If
you prefer not to divulge any of the requested information, we regret
we will not be able to consider your application.
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older by June 3, 2013.
Applicants under the age of 18 must provide a signed consent from a
parent or legal guardian upon being hired.
and Pay Information
Two weekly work shifts are available. Summer staff will
work each day on their shift:
shift: 6:00am-1:00pm, Monday-Friday. Pay is $225 per week ($45
shift: 1:00-8:00pm, Sunday-Friday. Pay is $270 per week ($45 per
Summer Camp dates are Sunday, June 16 through Saturday, August
17. Regular shift schedules will be followed during these weeks.
Hiring preference will be given to applicants who are available to
work all eight weeks. Depending on camper enrollment numbers, some
staff may not be needed for the full eight weeks. Applicants with
limited availability may be considered if their availability
corresponds with campís requirements.
Paid training days will be scheduled during the two weeks
prior to summer camp (Monday, June 3 through Saturday, June 15).
During that time staff will be scheduled according to meal
requirements and staff availability. Work hours during training may
differ from regular work shifts.
Pay will be pro-rated for missed shifts and for any extra
Pay days are monthly. Staff will be paid for each month
no later than five business days after the first day of the following
Optional additional weekend work days may be available
depending on the camp schedule. The food service director will inform
staff if/when they become available.
Meals are included for kitchen staff during shifts. Breakfast
and lunch are included for first shift, lunch and dinner for second
Basic Employee Requirements include: following all health
department standards as discussed in training, dependability,
promptness, personal cleanliness, strong work ethic, ability to work
independently or as a team member, adherence to established rules of
Camp Bethel, respectful treatment of staff, guests, campers, and a
desire to serve children and young people in a ministry and
Available positions are listed below. Applicants may choose to
apply for a specific position or for any available position. All
staff will be expected to perform the duties listed below in
addition to the primary duties of their position.
Assistant cook. Primary duties are helping
head cook prepare main menu items, side dishes, and salads.
Desserts/baker. Primary duties are
preparing desserts and other baked items.
Dish assistant/dining room czar. Primary
duties are putting away clean dishes, preparing drinks and condiments,
and restocking and maintaining coffee and sandwich stations in the
The following duties will be shared by all kitchen staff
regardless of position: food and drink preparation, washing and
putting away dishes, cleaning kitchen prep areas and equipment,
stocking and shelving supplies, sweeping, mopping, cleaning restrooms,
and trash removal.
Allow at least 1 hour to complete the application below.
Be sure to read and understand the above information.
Please read about Camp Bethelís
mission and philosophy of camping.
If you have any questions about this application, please
contact the Food Services Director Brigitte Burton at
email@example.com or call the camp office at
(540) 992-2940 during regular business hours (M-F 9-5).