Work Camping to Add to Your Income
The first thing that comes to mind when Work Camping is mentioned is often Campground Hosting. While there are many other types of jobs to extend your income, camp ground hosting is one of the most popular. Some resorts simply need someone to check guests in after normal hours, starting at closing time and overnight. A free campsite and free hookups is usually the extent of the compensation. This can be a help, of course. It does restrict your activities somewhat, especially in evenings and overnight. You have to be willing to be available if someone needs your services. This could mean anything from simply collecting fees and assigning campsites to clearing clogged toilets in the bath houses, changing light bulbs, mopping up spills, assisting campers within your means, and helping guests in an emergency. Of course this type of job allows you plenty of time to sight-see or just relax during normal daytime hours.
A Variety of Jobs
Other campground hosting jobs require you to do light maintenance, clean and supply bath houses, blow leaves off of sites etc. Obviously the more you are required to do, the more you can expect to be compensated. Free camping PLUS an hourly wage, or a salary is the norm for some campground hosts. There are other jobs around a campground or resort that might be right for you at different times. Mowing grass, weed eating, tending to flower beds, and general maintenance has to be done by someone. A word of caution: Before you take on a job that requires you to run a weed eater all day long a couple of days a week, you should really stop and evaluate your physical condition and ability to do this type of work. It can really get to your back, even with good shoulder straps. Of course it’s good exercise, but maybe it’s a little too good if you are the least bit out of shape or getting along in years.
Larger RV resorts often need office help, workers in gift shops, pool cleaners, and snack bar attendants.
Just about anything you can think of that needs to be done around a campground or resort is being done to some extent by RVer’s.
Other Types of Jobs
And work camping is not just campgrounds and resorts. Amazon, department stores, and distribution centers of all kinds usually put on seasonal workers in the late summer and fall for the approaching holiday season. For specific information about work camping and assistance in finding jobs go to:
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