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Overnight Camp- Head Cook

Website YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka

Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, ON, Canada Req #27
 Wednesday, April 20, 2022

We hope that the thought of spending a summer up on Beausoleil Island brings you hope and happiness!

Working on staff at camp is one of the most challenging, fun, and rewarding jobs out there. Applicants need to know two things off the bat before they continue with their application to work at camp:

  • The wellbeing, safety, and enjoyment of camps should always be your first priority. This is true no matter what position you are interested in.
  • Summer 2022 will probably be more challenging and more rewarding than any summer we have seen before. I say this not to scare you, but to prepare you. You got this!

It is important for you to know that we are optimistic that we will return to a traditional summer camp. While we don’t know exactly what procedures will be in place, masking and vaccinations will most likely still be present to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Camp might look a bit different, but the staff team of 2022 gets the opportunity to ensure that no matter what, it feels the same.


Head Cook: Flexible Contract Lengths

Positions Available: 1

Reports to: Food Services Manager

Supports: Kitchen Team

Required Certifications

  • Food Handling Safety Certification (camp can provide)
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C
  • WHMIS (camp can provide)
  • Experience working in a kitchen
  • Experience cooking in large volume

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Understanding/knowledge of alternative diets and allergies, i.e. gluten free, vegan, dairy free
Rate: $23/hour for 44 hour week or $1012/week.  Accommodation provided.
Contract Length: Flexible Spring start dates – October (flexible)


  • Supervision: Responsible for assisting Food Services Manager in the development of staff schedules, and the implementation of staff training, staff supervision, staff evaluations, and staff support.
  • Food Preparation:  Responsible for assisting Food Services Manager in menu planning and the daily preparation of food and taking on responsibility of leadership, preparation and delivery of food in the absence of Food Services Manager.
  • Health and Safety: Contributes in a team approach to achieving and maintaining sanitary standards as established by Camp Management, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Ontario Camps Association and the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance: Responsible for taking lead role in post service clean up, including kitchen, service stations pots, services equipment sanitation and dishes.
  • Dietary Needs: Responsible for planning and preparing nutritious and high-quality meals for participants and staff with dietary restrictions. 
  • Additional responsibilities: Additional duties may be added and roles altered to support operations and measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.


  • Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
  • Quality Focus: Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior.  
  • Teamwork: Actively build teams and encourage open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness.
  • Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.  
  • Initiative: Seek and find solutions to problems without waiting for direction; identifies new ideas that will assist in achieving mission and strategic goals.


How to apply:

Step 1: You’ve found us! Please create an account and apply for one job (your highest choice of position) on our careers page.

Step 2: Complete your application by filling out this form. If you wish to indicate interest in other positions, you can do so in this step.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. You must complete both steps in order for your application to be considered.

Applications will remain open until position is filled.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department at


Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screen and three professional references for review prior to starting employment.

If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

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