Finding the best RV routes, good campgrounds, friendly people, great local "Mom & Pop" restaurants and posting our RV route maps, reviews, tips, prices & photos both here and on our website – snowbirdrvtrails.com
We have been asked how we can travel with our three cats and leave them in the RV while we shop or visit a restaurant when it’s 90+ degrees outside. Not to worry, our boys are treated as well as we treat ourselves. Attached is the sign we leave on the dashboard when we lock up the van. Inside the boys are zipped into a collapsible “condo” that covers half of our queen-size bed. We always ask for seating by a window where we can make sure the headlights are on assuring our engine and AC are running. We carry a small monitor for the van’s inside temp and then can control the AC with the van’s remote start.
New Work Camping Job Posting – Hershey Entertainment and Resorts
This position is responsible for cleaning, grounds keeping, and providing maintenance to all areas of the Hersheypark Camping Resort.
This is a seasonal position available for the peak season which begins in March, and continues thru the fall/winter shoulder season. This is primarily a first shift position. However, working schedule may include mornings, mid shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays based on operational needs and may vary week to week.
Detailed cleaning of cabins, bath houses and public spaces
Picking up trash
Cleaning fire pits
Operating lawn equipment to include lawn mowers, string trimmers, chain saws, and hedge saws
Washing dishes and doing laundry
Other duties as assigned by manager/supervisor
Provide guest site escort as needed by front desk team
Must be at least 18 years of age or older
Must have a valid driver’s license
Positive, professional employee and guest relations skills
Capable of working alone and as a team. Must be a self starter
Ability to handle multiple priorities at once
Ability to understand instructions, both written and verbal
Must be able to clean 6 to 8 cabins within a specified time period
Physical requirements include complete mobility and good physical conditioning, good hearing and vision, and ability to tolerate heat
Proper footwear must be provided by employee
Must be able to push/pull/lift a maximum of 50 lbs
Exposure to machinery and lawn equipment
Ability to safely use chemicals in and around the work place meeting OSHA standards
This is a seasonal position available for the peak season which begins in March, and continues thru the fall/winter shoulder season. Working schedule is primarily 1st shift however, it may include mornings, mid shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays. All schedules are based on operational needs and may vary week to week.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Find wage, amenity and application information on the website:
Our website averages at least one or two emails a week asking us for help plotting an RV route. Usually it’s either someone with a brand new RV or often an RVer just asking for suggestions as they plan a trip into parts unknown to them.
You may have heard or seen us mention before that the only thing we like better than an RV trip is talking about RVing. The problem is that to plan a trip correctly or at least the way that has proven tried and true for us there are a number of questions that need answering up front to do it right.
That being said we have updated our “Planning Page” (http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/research.htm) on our website and outlined the steps we take in planning each new voyage into uncharted territory. We always chart it beforehand!
A big part of the fun of a trip for us is the planning. On our page you’ll find all kinds of information and resources that we use to keep our RVing about the fun of the trip and not the worry that can accompany tackling the unknown.
Have a look. If it helps you with your trip planning we’re happy. Many people like to fly by the seat of their pants which is fun for them but that’s just not us.
After you try our suggestions for planning and if you have any questions we’ll be happy to try and answer them. We do answer all emails. You’ll find our email address also on the Planning Page.
3/31/18 New Work Camping Opportunity at Long Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.
“We are snowbird campers that have a seasonal business in the Adirondacks in northern NY and would like to explore possibility of employing a work Camper couple for this summer season.”
Job Duties: Housekeeper, Maintenance, Office Help, Groundskeeper, Beach, Boats, General Labor Compensation: FHU plus hourly wage
Live and work in the heart of the beautiful Adirondack region for the summer. This posting is for the 2018 Late Spring/Summer Season – IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!! Family owned small boutique lakefront motels in the center of the Adirondack Park. We are seeking a work-camper couple for the 2018 Late Spring/Summer season. We are flexible on hours worked and days off but are looking for a conscientious, hard working, and motivated couple willing to spend 30+ days working with our team this summer. Our compensation package will include a FHU 30 AMP SITE, including water and sewer hookup, + free laundry room use, free WiFi, as well as limited usage of our canoes, kayaks, & small motorized fishing boat. We ask for a combined 15hrs work for FHU+, plus will compensate $$$ at competitive wage for additional hours worked.
We are seeking 1 couple to round out and compliment our DYNAMIC team!!! Ideally the couple should have a <30′ foot travel trailer as our site is best accessed and most flexible for smaller rigs. Summer in the Adirondacks is known for it’s warm summer days, cooler nights, low humidity, and abundance of natural wonders. We are located in the very center of the Adirondack park directly on a 14-mile lake, with tons of lakes, rivers, streams and mountains to explore in the local area. Located near the high-peaks wilderness area and <1hr from Lake Placid and Old Forge gives you a wealth of activities to explore in your free time. Or just borrow one of our boats and paddle, motor, fish and explore our lake which is a gem for the water enthusiast. We ask applicants like us to be flexible in a dynamic environment & not be afraid of hard work. Housekeeping will be a requirement for 1 or both of the couple, and typically the man will perform duties associated with handyman, grounds-keeping, beach, boat activities. Some cleaning responsibilities may be required for both individuals.
Compensation for hours worked is FHU 30 amp site plus $$$hourly wage$$$, for additional hours worked. This posting is ideally for part-time/15-20 hours per week/per person. And, this is a work-camping position – not hosting job. Couples will share the same hrs/days off. If this fits your needs, please contact us directly. Please respond via email to: email@example.com
Jack’s Note: Niki and I are very familiar with the Adirondacks and the Long Lake area is one of the most picturesque. A great opportunity that we would definitely look into if we were still work camping!
We had a reader just send in a new addition for our list of campgrounds that are open all year in the Northeast. Our list includes campgrounds in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The Starship Enterprise has landed in my hometown of Ticonderoga New York! Who knew? I am told it has taken the area by storm and receiving thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. Tour the exact reproductions of the sets from the series. On special dates some tours are led by former stars and original set designers. Ticket prices seem very reasonable and you might consider having a look if you plan to venture into the Adirondack Mountains and the Northeast section of NY State this Summer or Fall. (Yes Virginia, the State does actually extend farther North than Poughkeepsie!) More info on their website at https://www.startrektour.com/
Niki and I are RVing Snowbirds. Each Spring we feel the urge to be on the road again and heading North for cooler Summer temperatures. Then along about September we begin to feel those Northern nights cooling down and the leaves beginning their Autumn change. That’s our signal to start packing up for our journey South to spend the Winter months in the land of palm trees and warm Gulf breezes.
We have spent the last eight years as Snowbirds and moving our Fifth Wheel with the Seasons. We’ve taken different routes on most trips and have pretty much covered the best North and South RVing routes from the Northeast to the Gulf Coast and Florida, and from the Atlantic seacoast to the Mississippi River.
You probably had many of the same questions we had starting out, like will we be able to afford this kind of lifestyle? Well, we have kept a trip diary from those early days and have been sharing what we have learned both here on our blog and on our website at snowbirdrvtrails.com.
We have a great deal of information on the website including photos, videos, dining & campground reviews, RV route maps, and sections on Workamping, Fraternal (Clubs & Organizations) and Off-Season Camping in the Northeast and how we plan the trips as well as tips on repairs and additions we have found useful for our rig.
We’ve just added a chart that breaks down the actual costs on two recent Snowbird trips. For comparison we show the stats on a quick seven day trip North to spend the Summer Season in the Adirondacks and compare it with a long and leisurely 17 day trip to spend the six Winter months Season at a nice RV Park on the “Sun Coast” section of the Gulf in Florida. You’ll find the mileages and the costs for gas, camping and dining as well as the Seasonal rates at both destinations and our costs for propane and electric.
You’ll also find links to the photos, reviews and trip reports for each trip. As always, if you have any questions send us (Niki and Jack) an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to answer you.
We invite all our friends to visit us on Pinterest where we have 37 boards (so far) and hundreds of photos and descriptions of many of our adventures and discoveries from eight years of RVing up and down the East coast – from New England to the Gulf Coast – and from the Atlantic Seashore to the Mississippi River at https://www.pinterest.com/snowbirdrvtrail/. We’ve found our favorite routes, met some beautiful people, sampled some fine Regional home-cooking and seen a little of what has made America the place we are so proud to call home.
Find also an Index of all of our articles at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/quickclickindexnew.htm
and more about us at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/aboutus.htm.