How to Become a Camp Ground Host
Becoming a camp ground host can be a fun activity, especially if you're a retiree that has some
time on their hands. Camp ground hosts are found on private and public camp grounds. Their job
is to provide help when the main office is closed or when the park rangers are off duty.
What is great about becoming a host is that you can live in your own recreational vehicle onsite
whilst enjoying the facilities for free. The general consensus with most camp ground hosts is that
you either love the job or you hate it. It can be a rewarding experience, but you will have to deal
with other peoples RV troubles. If you are planning on becoming a camp ground host, then be
sure to check out everything about the grounds themselves. Speak to management about the
duties involved. More often than not you will be handling the unpleasant chores such as cleaning
toilets and showers.
When you have decided campground that you'd like to host on, contact the owners with your
resume. Always include your personal and professional references as this is important. Couples
are more welcome than singles when hiring for camp ground host duties. This is a better
arrangement for everyone because a typical shift will last from 30 to 40 hours a week. Couples
can share responsibility and split the shift so each person gets 20 hours per week. This leaves
you time to enjoy the better things in life.
Volunteering is another option, if you want to use campground services for an extended period
of time without charge. You can volunteer in a national park or forest service camp ground. To
do so, simply contact the National Forest Service or the National Parks Service.
Members of the Good Sam Club are able to apply through the company to become a camp ground
host. The Good Sam Club will require you to stay for at least 60 days on the camp ground as a
host. If you contact Good Sam Club, it is a good idea to tell them the size and type of your RV.
Be sure to inform them about which states you would prefer to host in and the time frame you
are available to work.
Once you've chosen your camping ground, submitted your resume and hear a response, be sure
to ask for references of people who have worked on that camp ground as well. Do a quick check
to see if everything is OK before you go.
Daniel is an RV enthusiast who has spent some time hosting at camping grounds. He is working
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Webmaster's comments: Being a Camp Host is not really a permanent job, as the pay is very low
or non-existent. Camp Hosts are always in demand because the job involves dealing with idiots and
cleaning outhouses. However, if you don't have a job, camping out for free can be a great advantage,
and you'll meet lots of friendly people (most campers are not idiots) who can set you up with