Job Posting

Prep Cooks

Location: YMCA Camp Elphinstone, 1760 YMCA Road, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V6

Rate of Pay$22/hour

Terms: Various contracts available. July – September OR July – November 2022

(Fulltime, 5 shifts a week, must be flexible)

Reports To: Head Chef/Food Services Supervisor

YMCA Camp Elphinstone:

YMCA Camp Elphinstone is located near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver. It is situated on 144 acres of temperate rainforest along the shores of Howe Sound. During July and August, Camp Elphinstone offers programs for youth ages 5-17, including one and two week overnight camps, sailing camp, Leadership Development, out-trips to Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast Trail, and day camps.

From September to June, Camp Elphinstone operates as an Outdoor Education, Event and Retreat Centre for schools, conferences, weddings, and other special interest groups. Camp Elphinstone currently serves over 12,000 participants annually.

YMCA Camp Elphinstone has accommodation and dining for up to 472 people, offering programs like swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, stand up paddleboarding, low/high ropes, rock climbing, wilderness and environmental programs, archery, crafts and more. Camp Elphinstone employs approximately 140 staff/volunteers during July and August, with a team between 20-50 for the spring and fall Outdoor Education seasons, and a smaller core team of 10 staff during the winter season. Successful Camp Elphinstone staff are self-motivated individuals whose ambition is to help children and youth develop in an outdoor camp setting.

Nature & Scope:

The Prep Cook works as a part of the camp kitchen staff team to provide support to the Head Chef and cooks with the operation of the YMCA Camp Elphinstone kitchen. He or she will be responsible for preparation, cooking, serving and clean-up of at least two meals a day for 40-450 children and adults.


  • · Assist with general food preparation and cooking of meals
  • · Assist with dishwashing
  • · Assist with inventory and stock
  • · Assist with serving of meals
  • · Ensure a high level of quality, cleanliness, and safety in all food preparation
  • · Providing friendly, professional customer service to participants and staff
  • · Ensure the safety of all participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/policies/procedures and ensuring they are maintained amongst all participants and staff
  • · Ensure FoodSafe standards are followed at all times
  • · Making sure weekly and daily cleaning checklists are completed


  • · Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C an asset
  • · Food Safe level 1 an asset
  • · WHIMIS Certification an asset
  • · Previous experience in the food service industry preferably a camp environment or equivalent an asset
  • · Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • · Ability to stand for a long period of time and lift up to 50 pound
  • · Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as per the timeline set out by the province

Please submit your resume here. 

Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled.

Thank you for your interest and application.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.  



September 30, 2022

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