Thursday, February 11, 2010

Camp cook job opening

For anyone looking for a camp cook job in Northern California, the Silver Lake Campers Association is looking to staff the High Sierra Family Camp this summer. The camp is located at the west end of Silver Lake, just to the south of State Route 88.

The camp has immediate need for two cooks and two prep cooks. An ad in the Gold Country Craigslist reports that the positions run from July to August 16, 2010. The job may extended beyond August 16 if there's a need.

In addition to room and board, the cooks are paid $1,800 per month. The monthly salary for the prep cook is $1,400. Submit your resume to if interested in one of the positions. (I don't have any connection to the camp.)

According to the ad, the morning cook works from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cook prepares breakfast and lunch, plus overseeing the duties of other kitchen personnel and meal planning.

The evening cook works 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cook prepares dinner, plus overseeing the duties of other kitchen personnel and meal planning.

The prep cooks work 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to – 8 p.m. Prep cooks work under the direction of the shift cook. Duties include food preparation, salad bar set-up, food service and kitchen cleaning. The prep-cook replaces the shift cook on his/her day off.

The cooks and prep cooks work six days per week.

"The Silver Lake Campers Association is a nonprofit group that has worked to support the City of Stockton’s operation of Silver Lake Family Camp for more than 50 years," reports their website. "In the past, the Association has provided 'those little extras' that enhance the Family Camp experience."

City officials approved the association's proposal in 2009 to operate the camp in the wake of the city's decision to not open the facility this year.

Fears that the "facility would fall into disrepair and be subjected to vandalism if the city stopped operating the camp even for a year" prompted the group to shift its focus from fund raising to operating the camp, reported a March 24, 2009 article at

The City of Stockton has operated the camp since it opened in 1922 under permit with Eldorado National Forest.

"Wouldn't you like to spend your off time fishing, hiking or just relaxing in this scenic area?" asked the job 2009 ad.

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