Resident Camp - Kitchen Aide

Barker, NY 14012, USA ● Gainesville, NY 14066, USA Req #11433
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is looking for talented individuals with a passion for the YMCA mission and cause, an understanding of YMCA programs and services, and whose everyday priorities are a reflection of the core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


Founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is the second-oldest YMCA in the United States and one of the oldest institutions in Western New York. As a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves the Western New York community with six membership branches, two overnight camps, and over 50 program locations. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay - each year, more than 2,800 children and families benefit from our annual campaign, which provides over $1.4 million in financial aid to those who wish to participate in YMCA programs such as child care, summer camp, or membership.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.


The Y operates overnight camp programs at Camp Weona (Gainesville, NY) and at Camp Kenan (Barker, NY). The Kitchen Aide assists in the provision of a safe, sanitary, and healthy kitchen environment and meal service for camp residents, and guidance and leadership to campers. This is a summer seasonal position.


This is a residential position where food and lodging are provided during hours of work. The work week follows the camper session which begins each Sunday and ends on Saturday with a 24 hour break in-between. Dates of employment include a week of training starting June 19, 2022, 5 weeks of program at Camp Weona, and an additional 4 weeks of program at Camp Kenan, concluding on August 27, 2022.



Complimentary YMCA Buffalo Niagara Family MasterKey Membership, discounted program fees, paid sick leave, training and leadership development opportunities, and an outstanding work environment. 



  1. Assists with meal set-up, including dishes, utensils, and beverages.
  2. Assists with fool preparation.
  3. Refills platters and pitchers during meals, cleans up spills, assists campers.
  4. Cleans and sanitizes all surfaces, sweeps floors, mops floors, empties trash, and cleans trash cans.
  5. Puts away dishes, utensils, pots/pans in a neat and organized manner.
  6. Ensures PPE compliance.
  7. Maintains a safe and clean kitchen, including cooler, freezer, and storeroom.
  8. Maintains a clean and neat appearance while on duty.
  9. Understands and follows all NYS Department of Health and ACA standards.
  10. Carries out other duties as assigned.



  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Must have valid NYS Working Papers if under 18 years of age.
  3. Have the desire and ability to work around children in a fast paced, recreational environment.
  4. Able to read, write, understand, and communicate directions.
  5. Must be dependable and reliable.

Other details

  • Job Start Date Monday, July 11, 2022