Kitchen Assistant
Camp Fire Alaska

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Spend your Summer in Alaska on the Beautiful Kenai Peninsula at Camp K!

Live next to a glacial lake surrounded by mountains!

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Kitchen Assistant

Camp Fire Alaska
$14.50 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (May 20, 2024)


Free room and board!

pay: $14.50/hour

Season Dates: May 20, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Do you want to spend a paid summer in Alaska? Join us at Camp K for fun at one of Alaska's most beautiful sleep away camps in Cooper Landing. Just two hours South of Anchorage, our camp is located on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. No outdoor experience is required, just a love for camp! If you want to build an inclusive and loving community at our camp, this is a perfect job for you! Housing and meals are included for the entire season.


This position supports the Kitchen Manager in a youth-focused Food Service program aimed at the provision of nutritious and appealing meals in a safe and clean environment while providing a high-quality camp experience for program participants, families, and visitors. Kitchen assistants prepare meals using Camp K guidelines, keep kitchen inventory, practice heath/sanitation efforts, and help maintain Camp K kitchen equipment. Kitchen Assistants promote, encourage, and demonstrate excellent skills in communication, relationship development, respect for diversity and empowerment/involvement of youth when working with campers. You'll have a great opportunity to be a positive role model for the campers while living on Camp K in the Chugach National Forest with everyday opportunities to be off the grid, experience wildlife, and take in the epic beauty right outside your cabin door!  


  • Program: Camp K is an ACA Accredited Summer Residential Youth Co-ed Camp.
  • Location: Camp K is located in Copper Landing, AK on Kenai Lake.
  • Dates: All Staff training begins mid-May. Camp opens to youth in early June and runs through early August.
  • Time: Camp K offers several sessions throughout the summer ranging from 4 days to 9 days. 
  • Staff Shifts: Camp K staff reside on camp premises during all camp sessions. Camp sessions range from 4 days/3 nights to 9 days/8 nights throughout the summer. There is personal time between sessions to enjoy the beautiful Alaska Summer. 
  • Activities: While at Camp K youth are provided hiking, boating activities, outdoor games, art building, target sports, outdoor living skills and team building.


  • Ability to acquire and maintain an Alaska Food Worker Card is required.
  • Current Adult/Pediatric CPR, AED & First Aid Certification from a nationally recognized provider, is required.
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to maintain compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Prior experience working with youth, preferably in a camp setting, preferred.  


  • Room and Board (housing and meals) provided for the entire season, even during off time
  • Bonus at the end of the season
  • Bi-weekly direct deposit
  • 1 day off per week & July 4th week off
  • Group use of our camp vans during off-time (when available)
  • Access to free camping equipment to explore Alaska
  • Lifelong friends as co-workers
  • Extensive training to prepare you for workforce opportunities beyond summer camp


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*All applicants who are offered employment with Camp Fire Alaska will be subjected to reference checks and a criminal history check through the Alaska Background Check Program. Offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of both the reference checks and criminal history check in accordance with Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Licensing regulations. 

Camp Fire Alaska Inclusion Statement:

Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, citizenship or immigration status, religion and non-religion, and any other category people use to define themselves or others.

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