Work at the Procter Center
Procter is a camp and conference center in Madison County, about 30 miles south of Columbus, Ohio. Our site includes a reflection pond, lake, pool, hiking trails, and a woodland area. In the summers, we host over 400 campers in grades 3-12. In addition, Procter Center Farm provides food for our dining hall and sells produce at farmer’s markets throughout the Columbus area.
Each summer, we hire Farm Interns, Groundskeepers, Camp Counselors, Lifeguards, and Camp Nurses. All of our staff serve as leaders and mentors to our campers, guests, and customers. Being a part of our staff means working hard and having a ton of fun.
Procter Center is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, so part of the programming that occurs on-site is discussing faith and what that looks like in the 21st century. People from all or no faith backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Ever been interested in learning how to grow your own food, learning about sustainable farming, or raising chickens and hogs? No previous farm experience is necessary for our summer and fall internship. Each summer, we look for three individuals who have a positive attitude, are able to work well on a team, and are willing to learn how to farm!
We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people who would enjoy being involved in all aspects of our food service operation. This includes food prep and cooking, guest interaction on the serving line, dishes, and cleaning the kitchen and dining hall. Other duties include cold drink, coffee, and ice set up, dining room clean up, and filling silverware and napkin holders. We are looking for managers and team members who like to work and will be on time and present. At least 2 years of experience in a restaurant or food service setting preferred. If you are interested in this position please contact Danielle Vogel at email@example.com to learn how to apply.
Procter is a great place to get away from everyday life. I stayed in one of the cabins where there are 4 rooms with 2 sets of bunk beds. The cabin also had A/C, showers, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room area furnished with a couch. The cabins are a short walk away from the dining and conference hall or the lake.
The staff was very welcoming and I even had the opportunity to visit with some of the summer farm staff! It was great talking to Procter’s farm manager, Danielle, who told me that the farm uses sustainable practices: pasture-raised pork and chicken, free-range egg layers, and crops are grown using organic methods. She was happy to sell me some bratwurst and my roommate and I enjoyed them that night!
In between my work sessions, I had a wonderful time wandering around Procter’s pond and visiting with the pigs and chickens.
Noel Lampazzi’s, SCA Invasive Species and Farm Intern, Fall 2019