Camp Cook

City Kids Wilderness Project

About the organization

City Kids Wilderness Project is a DC-based nonprofit that provides outdoor programming for 6th-12th grade students over a seven-year timeframe. City Kids uses city, natural, and wilderness settings in DC and Jackson Hole, Wyoming (its home away from home) to achieve its mission to build resiliency, community and joy, broaden horizons, and develop life skills for the 134 youth it serves. For over 25 years, City Kids has successfully served as a warm and safe place for the DC community. During the summer, youth travel to Jackson Hole to participate in summer camp at our ranch Broken Arrow.


Work in a team of 3 cook to prepare daily meals for an average of 60 people per meal, up to 3 meals per day. Responsible for meeting food safe preparation and cooking requirements.. Cooks are responsible to share in menu planning responsibilities to design healthy kid friendly meals. Assist with backcountry meal prep & packing. Stock fridges with leftovers and meals for staff.

Responsible for daily kitchen cleaning and maintenance, including dish washing. Meet health department standards
and ensure kitchen is prepared for routine health inspections Participate in weekly inventorying and maintain organized food storage systems. Laundry as needed.

Host cooking events for campers, including special events like Iron Chef. In addition to cooking, Cooks take a minimum of 1 shift per week assisting or leading camp activities, including leading games, overnight cabin supervision, day outdoor trips, and substituting for counselors who need a short break.

City Kids is a residential program and all roles may be asked to assist with other camp needs, including supporting emergency response or facility needs.


- Prior experience in food service preferred but not required.
- Enthusiasm for food, healthy cooking, and creative kid friendly cooking
- Commitment to maintaining a safe and clean kitchen
- Experience working with children in the outdoors
- Ability to build strong relationships, manage group dynamics, and support positive behaviors
- Cultural competency, the ability to work in a diverse community and a commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion & anti-racism
- Patience, initiative, enthusiasm, proactive communication style, flexibility, teamwork, and energy
- First Aid & CPR certification (can attain on job)
- ServSafe Food Handler Certificate (can attain on job)
- Drivers license preferred
- COVID-19 Vaccination required


$425- $600/week, room & board, $400 travel stipend, $350 training stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job