Work Exchange Program for Washington Events September 7th to September 22nd
Work/Attend the following events for the price of one:
Thanks for expressing your interest in our Work/Exchange (W/E) program. The number of people who wish to attend Health and Fitness Week is steadily growing. We appreciate the support each of you has given FoodnSport surrounding this event.
Many people ask if there is a way that they can attend for a reduced rate. We understand the issues and appreciate the desire. We provide for this need by offering W/E. Essentially, our W/E program functions like this:
Health and Fitness Week (AKA camp) is a 108 hour event. We ask for six hours of work each day, which is awarded by credit hours for shifts. We strive to allow participants to attend as much of the event as they desire, excluding the 6 hours of assistance they provide daily. W/E participants will work approximately one third of that time and be free to participate fully in camp activities for the remainder of the time.
Health and Fitness Week is an event with a packed schedule from the very beginning. There is much to do for this event as a result. Meals must be served smoothly and efficiently on-time in order to keep to the schedule. Because of the high activity level of the event, there is more of a demand for enough food during Health and Fitness Week than other events as well. Equipment needs to be taken out of storage, cleaned and set up prior to the event as well as put away after the event. Rooms need to be ready for new arrivals. All areas need to be kept clean and maintained. Laundry and other services offered during this event need to be done. These services are provided by the staff and work exchange as needed.
This year we have started the work exchange program early in order to help prepare and train work exchange to be able to assist the staff in what is needed for this busy event. W/E will work along with staff to support the previous events as well. When you are not on-duty for your work exchange during any of these events, you may choose to simply relax and have personal time or join in the current events** in-progress. Fitness classes require participation from the beginning of the session and can be joined mid-session for observation only.
W/E participants will assist the staff in whatever is needed. Kitchen help includes but is not limited to: food prep, serving, clearing meals, clean up, food storage, and maintenance of kitchen and food quality. W/E participants will learn valuable skills while providing essential assistance.
Camp starts at 6am most mornings, and ends at 9pm. Participants will be able, to some degree, to choose the hours of their work so as to best take part in the camp activities or classes of their preference. For instance, in order to attend all fitness classes and all lectures, someone might prefer to work as a server during meals. W/E participants who wish to attend the "theory" classes, that is, the lectures, more than the fitness classes, would work before meals, doing prep. W/E participants wishing to focus on the practical more than the theory could work the shift immediately following mealtimes.
There is flexibility in the scheduling. The number of W/E participants will be primarily determined by the number of campers. Most years we are looking for 6 W/E participants to help primarily with kitchen related duties.
The cost of this Work Exchange Program is $2,999, with a $75 application processing fee.
**As a work exchange participant you may observe, but not participate as a Culinary Skills 4 student. You may participate in all other events when not working your shifts.