Food Service Staff

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

Camp Cayuga is a coed nonsectarian sleepaway camp located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. Family owned and operated since 1962, Cayuga caters to normal average children of the ages 6 to 16.  Our success is directly related to the quality of our staff, who are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment for our campers.  Each camper is under the close care and direct supervision of at least 2 cabin counselors.  The youngest counselor is entering sophomore year of college.  Cayuga's staff is comprised of 135 counselors and over 40 senior staff, who assist our counselors and supervise various areas of the camp's program.  Our senior staff are professional educators, teachers, nurses, and coaches.  The staff/camper ratio is 1 to 4.  All staff attend a one-week orientation for qualifying and training prior to the campers' arrival. 

QUALITY STAFF:  We are seeking individuals with high moral character, who exhibit good sportsmanship, strong loyalty, honesty, and the ability to work hard to ensure a positive camp experience for our campers!   If you consider yourself a good role model and have a genuine interest in working with children, we encourage you to apply.  Our staff members have fun at Cayuga because they possess a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, and good leadership abilities. 

SEEKING FOOD SERVICE STAFF:  We are seeking food service professionals who have experience and expertise in quantity food production, and the qualifications to fulfill the following positions: Food Service Director, First Chef, Second Cooks, and Dining Hall Manager.  The Food Service Manager is responsible for the overall kitchen and dining hall operations.  This includes maintaining & controlling inventories; ordering food/beverages; following camp menu and meal planners; managing chefs, cooks, and kitchen crew; kitchen/dining hall cleanliness; and preparation, serving, and storage of all food items.  The chefs are experienced in quantity food production, and are responsible for maintaining a high quality food service as per the menu provided.  Chefs also provide special meals for those with dietary restrictions (vegetarians, gluton-free, lactose intolerant), as well as assist in managing the kitchen crew.  The Cooks are responsible for preparing meals; stocking the steam tables; portion control; maintaining organized coolers, freezers, and food storage areas; and dining hall/kitchen security.  The Dining Hall Manager is responsible for cleanliness and general organization of the dining hall services.

FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES:  Main kitchen and dining hall on Junior Campus; satellite kitchen and dining hall on Teen Campus; walkin coolers; walkin freezers; dry food storage area; chemical storage area; dishwashing room; and kitchen equipment including skillet, convention ovens, pizza ovens, grills, burners, fryolators, mixers, slicers, and more.  Private comfortable accommodations with a private bath are provided.  To see a complete list of all camp facilities, refer to the Facility List on our website.

JOB BENEFITS: Meet children and high-caliber staff members from around the world! Room, board, and laundry services are included.  Travel allowance is provided and tips are permitted.  Nights-off and days-off are scheduled throughout the summer.  Staff lounge features internet access.  Camp tuition credit is applied to children of senior staff members.  Precamp and postcamp employment is available.  Accept challenging responsibilities this summer and gain valuable lifetime rewards!  Camp Cayuga is a great place to spend your summer - You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact upon the lives of our campers; You’ll utilize your talents & skills as an instructor; You’ll learn to be patient & understanding; You’ll learn about the summer camp business and its policies regarding safety; You’ll develop strong friendships; You’ll learn all sorts of things about kids; and You’ll also learn a great deal about yourself!  The valuable rewards you will gain at Cayuga this summer will last forever!  (To read comments by parents and staff members, click here.)

TO APPLY:  Complete the Camp Cayuga online employment application at  A print version of the application is also available online.  For more information, contact the Cayuga Business Office at PO Box 151, Peapack, New Jersey 07977.  Telephone: (908) 470-1224.  Fax: (908) 470-1228.  Email:  To learn more about applicant requirements, benefits, positions available, instructions for applying, and more information, please refer to the Job Section on our website.

Salary: Depends on Experience

321 Niles Pond Road, Suite ICR
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, USA

Contact: Molly Bisson at (908) 470-1224


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