Answer each of the questions. The average successful application is 3+ pages long, with the first two questions being the bulk. The reason is that we don’t want to know your social security number and other usual application stuff; we want to know you as a real, living, breathing human being. We don’t get a bunch of applications and decide; you are considered right away, and just as you. Consider this a journal-like entry that you’ll keep for years. Share your heart, mind, and spirit, as that is what you’ll be doing with the kids as well.
1. Who are you (this is a big question – what do you like to do, who do you live with, what makes you who you are, what are your passions for example)? What would you like us to know about you?
2. What do you want to learn, and what do you need to learn in terms of your mind, body, heart, and spirit? (two different questions, eight total parts)
3. Why is this opportunity a good fit for who you are and who you want to become?
4. What have you accomplished and/or created? Be specific and concrete. List as many things, both positive and negative, as are important to you.
5. What experiences have you had working in a professional kitchen capacity? What do you enjoy cooking? What is your philosophy on cooking and food?
6. What is it about this specific camp that makes Camp Augusta right for you and us? What excites you? What concerns you? What questions do you have? There are over 12,000 camps. We are one. Why us? The more you read the site and really speak from your heart and spirit here, the better your chances are.
If English is not your first language and you feel you could express yourself more clearly in your native language, please feel free to do so, and use a translation service (google translatehttp://translate.google.com/# is quite good and free) to change it into English. If you do this, make sure to read through the translated copy, it does sometimes phrase things oddly.
Below are two videos that past kitchen staff have made to show a day in the life in the kitchen. The third video is a playful video they made. 🙂