A serene bayside scene on a clear summer day, featuring a dock with several people engaged in leisure activities. Some are sitting on the dock while others paddle small boats. A larger boat is moored at the dock, and the backdrop is a lush, green forested hillside. The overall atmosphere is peaceful and recreational.

Reports to
Director of Operations and their delegates
Lodging & Meals provided
Hours Per Week
4 Weeks

Job Summary

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people? Do you have a passion for cooking and creating nutritious, delicious meals? Are you attentive to dietary needs and love the idea of working in a vibrant camp environment? Camp Bowen is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team as Camp Kitchen Staff!

At Camp Bowen, we believe that great food is a key ingredient in creating a memorable camp experience. Our camp provides a supportive and inclusive environment where blind, DeafBlind, and low vision campers can explore their interests, build lifelong friendships, and develop new skills. As a Camp Kitchen Staff member, you’ll play a key role in making this magic happen.

You’ll help with meal prep and delivery while camps are in progress. This includes set up and tear down of the dining area, preparing and cooking meals, kitchen cleanup, and other related duties. Housing and food are provided during the four weeks of camp.

Why You’ll Love Working at Camp Bowen

  • Impactful Work: Make a lasting difference in the lives of campers.
  • Team Spirit: Be part of a passionate and supportive team dedicated to creating memorable experiences.
  • Beautiful Setting: Enjoy the peace and tranquility of island life on Bowen Island, surrounded by forests, lakes, and fresh air.

Job Duties

  1. Plan and deliver camp meals using a participant-centred approach.
  2. Prepare and cook a variety of meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
  3. Provide services as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  4. Accommodate special dietary needs and restrictions, ensuring all meals are nutritious, safe, and delicious.
  5. Maintain a clean and organized kitchen, adhering to food safety and sanitation standards.
  6. Interact with campers and staff, creating a welcoming dining atmosphere.
  7. Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the Director of Operations and their delegates.


  1. Legally blind candidates preferred.
  2. Experience in a relevant field of knowledge with blindness/DeafBlindness experience preferred.
  3. Working knowledge of Braille, adaptive speech and Braille technology, travel with the long white cane, and other aspects of blindness/DeafBlindness skills an asset.
  4. Experience working with people who have various disabilities in conjunction with blindness such as physical challenges, learning disabilities, brain injuries and mental health conditions an asset.
  5. Strong belief in the abilities of blind and DeafBlind people.
  6. Detail oriented and organized.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Willingness to be flexible.
  9. Ability to deal effectively with questions or problems, seeking assistance when needed.
  10. Ability to exhibit emotional control, patience, persistence, initiative, and effective decision making in emergency situations.
  11. Ability to make decisions using sound judgment with information at hand.
  12. Sensitivity to, and appreciation of, participants’ diverse backgrounds.
  13. 20 years of age or older.
  14. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  15. A passion for cooking and creating healthy, delicious meals.
  16. Attention to detail, especially regarding dietary needs and food safety.
  17. Strong teamwork skills.
  18. Previous experience in a kitchen or food service setting is a plus.

If you’re ready to nourish and be nourished, contact us and apply now to join the Camp Bowen family! Let’s create unforgettable summer memories together.