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Cornell Cooperative Extension Camp Bristol Hills: Kitchen Assistant - Canandaigua, NY in Canandaigua, New York

The mission of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills is to provide youth with a unique, fun outdoor experience under the guidance of positive role models, emphasizing positive social interaction, environmental awareness, and skill building.

The Camp Kitchen Assistant’s primary role is to provide assistance in the kitchen during meals. Once the kitchen duties are complete, the Kitchen Assistant will also support counselors in the cabins and with programming throughout camp. Once their kitchen duties are completed after dinner each night, Kitchen Assistants will have the option to go home each night, or to remain at camp as a Counselor-In-Training II volunteer. Kitchen Assistants are required to work an 8-hour day, up to a maximum of 48 hours per week. Those Kitchen Assistants who wish to participate as a CIT II in the evenings must notify the Camp Director of their intent no later than June 1.


The temporary summer camp season includes 1 week of pre-camp that begins on Sunday, June 30, 2024, and at least 3 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 7 – August 9, 2024. Pending availability, Assistant Camp Counselors could begin work as early as June 3, as programming permits.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists Kitchen Staff in responsibility for meal preparation and cleanup, including helping campers to set tables, as well as washing dishes. Additional duties as assigned by the Food Service Director and Food Service Assistant Director.

  • Assists Cabin Counselors in responsibility for leadership and guidance of those campers in daily living, with special attention to: personal hygiene and safety, camper participation in all-camp activities, and meal time behavior and habits.

  • Participates in activities with their groups, making camp fun for their campers, teaching skills, providing encouragement and support.

  • Support Counselors in interpreting the rules, policies, and traditions of the camp to the camper.

  • Ability to be flexible and realize that the needs of campers are foremost.

  • Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior.

  • Assume responsibility for the health and welfare of campers in his/her bunk.

    Essential Functions

  • Be physically able to work in the kitchen, including exposure to food borne allergens, lifting trays, and standing for extended periods of time.

  • Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities.

  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of youth.

  • Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness.

  • Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns.

  • Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.


  • 16 years of age by the first day of working with campers.

  • Experience as a camper or working with children.

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or First Aid Responding to Emergencies desired.

  • Ability to lift 20-pound loads.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers, and camp families.

  • Incorporates teamwork and flexibility into their daily work style.

  • Ability to work with peers.

    Position Details

    This is a full-time, (TEMPORARY) exempt position .

    Salary and Benefit Details

    The salary will be $500 (Rate will be reduced for any time scheduled, but not worked during the period) Salary is commensurate with experience, certifications, responsibilities, and availability . Benefits are not available for this position.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must:

  • Complete ALL sections of the online application and questionnaires.

  • Attach a Cover Letter.

  • Attach a Resume.


  • External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the "Applying for a Job (External Candidate)" document for additional guidance here:

  • Internal Applicants: Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County are considered internal applicants. Please log into Workday to search for jobs and apply using your professional profile.

Contact James Hooper at with any questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

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Contact Name:

Kelsey James

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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