Staff - Groom - Drivers
On this page,
you will find descriptions of the major support staff positions available
at Green Cove. These jobs are all vitally important to the success of
camp, and we are looking for the very best to fill them.
for any position, please contact us at our 800 number, by e-mail, or regular
mail. All of the positions listed are for SUMMER EMPLOYMENT ONLY.
We have two
Registered Nurses on duty at camp when we are in session. Some are able
to come for our entire 10 week season, but if you can only stay for a
few weeks, that's fine with us too. Nurses live in the camp infirmary
and eat in our dining hall. Time off is 36 hours per week. We can often
do a "trade for services" if you have a child you would like
to bring as a camper. Call us about salary.
responsibilities include the treatment of health problems and minor injuries
such as lacerations, blisters, boils, etc., and insuring that such minor
problems do not become major ones. Nurses provide immediate medical treatment
in case of serious injury, and care for infirmary in-patients. There is
normally a doctor in residence who is available for consultation almost
any time. One nurse is always on duty at the infirmary; the other is normally
free to participate in camp life. Most nurses enjoy the active lifestyle
of camp; if you like to swim, play tennis, ride, sail, etc., you can easily
participate. During this time you are, of course, available for duty when
Kitchen Staff: We need cooks and food preparers to help feed an average
of 260 hungry kids and staff. Kitchen staff live on the premises here
at camp and work in shifts from roughly 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is free
time during the day to rest or play, and some opportunities to participate
Each kitchen feeds a normal maximum of 260 people per meal, three meals
per day, family style, seven days per week, from early June through mid
August. There are frequently reduced numbers, since campers are often
out of camp on camping trips.
of our food service is to maintain a very high quality menu, with balanced
meals and good variety. Our clientele includes 8 - 17 year old children,
young adults, and older staff members; we accommodate vegetarians and
some with special dietary needs.. We must do this as economically as possible,
but the emphasis is on good food over strict economy when choices must
be made. We'd like for our campers (and staff) to go home saying, "I'm
gonna miss camp cooking!"
train and supervise a crew of approximately 12 employees.
- Menu planning;
good vegetarian dishes are essential.
an inventory and order as necessary.
a clean kitchen.
"good practices" and ensure proper food storage regulations
applicant should have:
- A strong
background in food service.
personnel management skills.
abilities in organization, planning, and supervision of operations.
- A willingness
to work long hours.
normally three on the barn staff. Your responsibilities include (but are
not limited to!) care of approximately 10 horses, help with campers in
and around the barn, assistance to the riding staff and care and maintenance
of the barn area. The work is hard and the hours are long, but the rewards
of "hands on" experience with horses and kids in various situations are
immeasurable. Expect to work 6 full days a week and to be "on call" every
live at camp and eat in the dining room. Generally, time off is 6:00 p.m.
Saturday until 6:00 a.m. Monday. During our Main Camp session, grooms
usually have an hour off a day during activity hours to pursue an "in-camp"
activity, if desired.
As a staff
member, your responsibilities extend well beyond the riding program. You
will be a role model to some campers, a friend to others and a co-worker
to some of the finest people you will ever meet.
Van and bus
drivers are a bit different from our other staff, in that they typically
live in town nearby and may or may not work full time. They are essential
to running our tripping program though, and we are usually in search of
good, safe, dependable employees.
use 15 passenger vans to transport small groups of campers all over western
North Carolina for backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, and sailing
trips. We drop them off at the beginning of their trips and then pick
them up a few days later. Drivers should have extensive experience and
an exemplary safety record. Having a CDL is required if you would be driving
our school bus.