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.
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