Portage Lakes Career Center


Summer Camp Cook

Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal


The Rotary Camp is looking for a Summer Camp Cook.

Approximately 35 hours per week at $17.50/hour. Summer Camp Cook will prepare 3 family styoler meals for roughly 70 people each meal.  Camp Staff usually start around mid May.


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Camp Cook is responsible for prepping a well-rounded menu for each weekend of camp, ensuring the kitchen and dining hall is clean and organized, communicating with the Program Director on menus and shopping lists, prepping and serving meals, directing kitchen assistants, planning and prepping meals for those with dietary restrictions, and other duties as required.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

The Akron Area YMCA stands with others in denouncing prejudice, racism, intolerance, and all other forms of discrimination. We are committed to our mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. In the 150 year history of the Akron Area YMCA we have always and will continue to be dedicated to doing more, doing better, and thus becoming a champion of change in our community.


Prep and serve meals for campers and staff
Create a well-balanced menu that is ready and prepared 2 weeks in advance
Accommodate dietary needs with similar menu substitutions
Order food using established purchase order systems
Maintain a clean and organized kitchen and dining hall
Follow industry standards for food prep, storage, and handling
Direct kitchen assistants
Ensure eating areas are cleaned in-between meals
Work with counselors using the ‘Kitchen Request’ system
Ensure dishes are cleaned and put away properly between meals
Maintain a high level of professionalism between themselves and other staff members
Other duties as assigned


Communication and Influence – Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause
Collaboration – Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community
Functional Expertise – Executes superior technical skills for the roll
Critical thinking and decision making – Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment


Must be at least 21 Years old and a high-school graduate
Must have or be willing to obtain ServSafe Certification
Must be able to work well with others
Have experience cooking in a similar setting
Must be flexible and organized


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit for long periods of time
Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds
Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking
Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate
Ability to life, carry, push, and pull trays of food
Exposure to heat for extended periods of time from ovens, stoves, hot water, dishwasher, & other kitchen appliances.
Works with sharp utensils such as knives and other hazardous kitchen tools
Noise level is typically moderate but can at times be loud


Interested applicants can go to:   https://secure4.entertimeonline.com/ta/6149727.careers?rnd=GSW&ShowAllOpenings= 


Company Info

Akron Area YMCA – Rotary Camp

4460 Rex Lake Drive,  Akron, Ohio  44319


Who To Contact
Kyle Blincow


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If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

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