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Camp Name: YMCA Camp Merrill Benson

Camp Location: Mt. Carroll, IL

Camp Description: YMCA Camp Benson is embarking on the next chapter in its 80 year history. Utilizing its setting on over 100 acres of scenic property, we look forward to providing an exceptional camping experience. YMCA Camp Benson values and incorporates the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in everything we do. Every child is unique, yet every child has the same critical need to discover who they are, stretch their wings and prepare for life ahead. We seek staff members that share our vision of helping campers grow through their camp experience. Learn more at

Sponsoring YMCA: Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA

YMCA Location: Sterling, IL

Job Description and Required Certifications: GENERAL FUNCTION: Under the supervision of the Camp Director, the Food Service Manager will oversee all aspects of the operation of food services at YMCA Camp Benson. KNOW HOW: An experienced professional with a passion for making a difference in children’s lives, and a commitment to the YMCA vision for creating an exceptional camp program. Minimum of 20 years old. Minimum 2 seasons of kitchen experience in organized camp or restaurant. JOB SEGMENTS: 1. Manage overall operation of camp kitchen and food services. 2. Train, supervise and evaluate all kitchen staff. 3. Coordinate development of camp menu, and execute all purchasing to fulfill menu. Purchasing will be according to budget and projected enrollment. 4. Prepare all meals during assigned shifts, and arrange for all meals outside of assigned shifts including weekends. 5. Responsible for cleanliness of kitchen. 6. Live on-site during camp season. 7. Communicate regularly with Camp Director and Outdoor Skills Director. 8. Other duties assigned by the Camp Director. EFFECT ON END RESULT: The effectiveness of the employee’s fulfillment of this position will be measured by: 1. Ability to create a healthy and sustainable meal plan for camp. 2. Ability to remain within camp food service budget. 3. Ability to direct kitchen staff in order to ensure successful functioning of camp food services. 4. The level of camper satisfaction of food served.

Salary Information: Dependent on experience and qualifications.

Room and Board Provided: Yes

How to Apply: email application and resume to: or by mail to: YMCA Camp Merrill Benson, 16355 Scenic Palisades Mt. Carroll, IL 61053

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Apply By Phone: 815-244-8722

Contact: Cory Harrison
2505 YMCA Way
Sterling, IL 61081-9063

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