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14 Jan 2024

Temporary 2024 Summer Camp Prep/Assistant Cook- Girl Scouts of Colorado – Sky High Ranch

GIRLSCOUTSOFCOLORADO – Posted by GIRLSCOUTSOFCOLORADO Woodland Park, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Summer Camp Prep/Assistant Cook at Sky High Ranch

Make a difference in the lives of children and spend an unforgettable summer in the Rocky Mountains! Sky High Ranch is located forty-five minutes west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Activities include arts and crafts, backpacking, boating, horseback riding, zip lining, farm with ranch animals, dance & drama, archery and sports, low-ropes, international cultures, nature and science, astronomy, homesteading, gardening, and outdoor skills. Sky High Ranch is licensed by the State of Colorado and accredited by the American Camp Association.

Summer camp is a great way to add work experience and desirable skills to your resume – especially for those pursuing a degree in education or recreation!


DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: Late May to Mid-August 2024 (approximate dates TBD)


Pay: $18-$20 per hour



  • Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid.
  • Sick Pay in accordance with Colorado Law.
  • Kitchen Staff who work an average of 40 hours/week during the camp season may* have access to low cost onsite shared housing, as available and allowed per GSCO policies.


Prep/Assistant Cook: The Camp Prep/Assistant Cook is responsible for assisting the Cook/Chef in providing meals for campers and staff during summer camp program. This includes assistance in: preparing meals for special diets, cleaning and organizing kitchen and appliances, general cleaning, and maintaining meal records. A primary function of this, and every other job at Sky High Ranch, is to ensure that each member, guest, and visitor receives the highest caliber of service.



  • Assists Cook/Chef to prepare meals for 175 +/- people per meal.
  • Assists Cook/Chef to prepares all meals on time as scheduled or assigned.
    • Assist in the preparation of all meals for camp.
    • Properly measure ingredients and assemble them in accordance to Cook/Chef’s specifications. Use proper measurement tools to ensure accuracy and proper execution of all recipes.
    • Wash, peel and prepare raw food products.
    • Cut and portion different types of meat.
    • Portion the food and prepare dishes and ingredients for serving.
    • Breakdown workstation and complete closing duties.
    • Ensure leftover food is stored properly.
    • Work closely with Cook/Chef and Dishwasher throughout the course of the shift and provide support as needed.
    • Test the temperature of foods at specified intervals; Perform daily temperature checks for coolers and products.
    • Clean, organize and maintain refrigerators, coolers, and dry storage areas. Restock items as needed. Keep track of ingredient quantities and ensure there are always enough.
  • Ensures special food requirements for both campers and staff, e.g., food allergies, gluten free and vegetarian diets are managed with utmost importance for 100% accuracy.
  • Assists Cook/Chef in ensuring food items are readily available for staff on weekends.
  • Assists Cook/Chef in preparing and delivering timely and accurate pack-out and travel camp food.
  • On rare and brief occasions, in the absence of Cook/Chef, this role may need to act as the Cook/Chef; only as directed by Program Director.
  • Maintains kitchen cleanliness and proper food preparation according to state and local health department code requirements and departmental procedures.
  • Maintains overall sanitation, health, cleanliness, and safety standards for food preparation areas, cooking services, and dishes and utensils.
  • Assists Cook/Chef to ensure that CDPHE Food Regulations are being followed by all kitchen staff.
  • Regularly sanitizes kitchen surfaces throughout the day; Assists in daily deep cleaning of specific areas in the kitchen, e.g., floors, counters, overs, stoves, fridges, etc.
  • Washes hands frequently while working in the kitchen and in accordance with CDPHE health regulations.
  • Keeps stock rooms, coolers, and freezers clean; Ensures that food supplies are rotated, and all perishables are labeled, dated and stored properly.
  • In the absence of the Cook/Chef: Performs check in of all incoming food supply orders (verifies amount ordered vs invoice amount, ensures it is properly stored and rotated) as directed.
  • Assists with unloading, inspection, and storage of raw ingredients and supplies.
  • Assists Cook/Chef in inventory counts, as requested.
  • Reports any accidents or injuries to Cook/Chef or Program Director.
  • Respects the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers, and girls.
  • Lives by the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Employees under the age of 18 must ensure that they are qualified and allowed to use certain types of machinery within the kitchen. Please ask the Cook/Chef and Program Director if you are unsure!!



  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents using established guidelines.
  • Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Consistently reports to work as scheduled, and in a timely manner.
  • Understands when to refer issues to Cook/Chef and Program Director and when to handle them personally.




Education and/or Formal Training

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus one year certificate from college or technical school, preferred.
  • Minimum of three months food preparation and/or line cook experience, preferred.
  • Must possess, or be willing to obtain, current SERV Safe Certification.
  • Must possess, or be willing to obtain, current First Aid/CPR certification.


  • Minimum of three months experience in an industrial kitchen, preferred.
  • Prior experience cooking and serving 175 +/- people per day, preferred.
  • Experience in meal preparation for those with restricted diets and/or food allergies, highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient understanding of sanitation and regulations for workplace safety.
  • Basic understanding of nutrition guidelines, food handling techniques, preparation (including safe preparation of food for those with restricted diets and allergies) and cooking procedures.
  • Basic understanding of food allergies and food related diseases, and the ingredients that may cause the allergy/disease.
  • Must understand and comply with food safety and temperature standards.
  • Must understand safe use of common kitchen cleaning supplies, chemicals, and equipment.
  • Must understand how to interpret SDS sheets.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, preferred.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Must be able to work well as part of a team.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain personal cleanliness.


Additional Requirements

  • Must be 16+
  • Must pass any and all background checks required by GSCO, ACA, and CDHS.
  • Must be able to work non-traditional hours including early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.


For more information about Sky High Ranch please visit our website!



We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at ca*****@gs********.org or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.

Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


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How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://gscolorado.workbrightats.com/jobs/1062072-286035.html

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