Job Posting

Camp Cook

Employer: Camp Pathfinder

Position: Camp Cook

Vacancies: 2 – one position may commence earlier due to camp opening date and small group food service in advance of the main season.

Terms of Employment: Full-time / Seasonal / Residential

Location: Algonquin Park, Huntsville, Ontario

Employment Address: Source Lake, Algonquin Park, Algonquin Park, Ontario P1H 2H1

Hours of Work: 40 hours/week

24-week duration (1 week unpaid in August for camp closure) from May 1 – October 15, 2024, based on 40-hour week – 5 days on, 2 days off

Language: English


  • Eligible for room and board
  • Eligible for medical coverage
  • Performance bonus per contract completion / overall camp financial performance

Salary: $27.00 – $28.33 CAD per hour ($1080.00 – $1,133 CAD per week) depending on experience

Contact: Please send resumes to and include “Camp Cook” in the email subject line.


Duties & Qualifications

The Pathfinder Camp Cooks report to the Camp Chef and provide daily meal and baking service. Up to two positions may be available.



  • Assisting the Camp Chef in daily meal production.
  • Managing the kitchen staff and the meal service in the absence of the Camp Chef.
  • Responsible for daily baking production.
  • Assisting the Camp Chef in managing the day-to-day kitchen operation.
  • Maintaining excellent health and hygiene practices and adhering to the camp’s kitchen work and safety policies.
  • Ensuring that special diet meals are prepared for campers, staff, and visitors with special needs.
  • Ensuring the camp minimizes food waste, and complies with County, Pathfinder and Algonquin Park practices for food and waste handling and cleanliness.



  • Secondary School completion required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in comparable setting required.
  • Prior experience preferred in a children’s summer camp kitchen/food service.
  • Culinary education qualifications or certification required.
  • Cooking/baking skills for large groups.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Cuisine specialties: Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian, special diets, etc.
  • Ability to work days, evenings/nights, weekdays and weekends.
  • A cover letter, resume, references, personal interview, and criminal background check is required for the successful candidate(s).




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