Work Camper Opportunity at Lake Sherwood Recreation Area

Opportunity at Lake Sherwood Recreation Area in the Monongahela National Forest

Received: 6/2/17

Do you like the outdoors? Meeting new people? Does spending the

summer at the lake interest you? If so, there are currently opportunities

at the Lake Sherwood gatehouse for work campers.


The Forest Service is seeking couples or singles to assist in the operation

of the Lake Sherwood gatehouse.

The responsibilities include:

 Open/close campground gate on assigned days

 Staff the gatehouse to greet visitors, issue visitor permits and passes,

collect fees, provide brochures and maps, compile visitor use


 Post campsites with reservation signs

 Assist with the delivery of campground programs (Smokey Bear,


A free full hookup campsite (electric, water, and sewer) is provided as

well as a daily stipend allowance in return for your services.

For more information please call the White Sulphur Ranger Station at

304-536- 2144 extension 111 to speak with Yvonne Norman or email her


White Sulphur Springs, WV

Workamper Couple Needed – Wages Paid – Colorado

Okay folks you have been asking for a great workamping position that pays wages – here you go! Don’t wait long because this sounds pretty good. – Jack & Niki

Hello Niki and Jack –

I just took a look at your website.  You have a great thing going!
I’m wondering if you can help us (we will give you a couple nights free RV hookup.)

My husband and I have a guest ranch in western Colorado.  We have 8 cabins, 10 RV sites, one bath house, a stocked lake, evening campfires, a barnyard full of animals and a kids play ground.

We have hired Workampers for several years and it has been a great experience every year.  But, we recently got word that there is a health crisis with the gal that we hired for this summer (serious health crisis) and therefore they will not be able to work for us this summer. So, we are scrambling a bit to get another couple hired for this summer.  You are probably aware of and the service that they offer.  It has been so helpful in the past but I have contacted every couple that I think could be a fit and I’m not having any luck.  Any chance you know anyone in your circles who are looking for work for this summer???

Our needs are in repairs, maintenance, grounds keeping, cabin cleaning, office management, and everything in between.

We can either offer work in exchange for their site (12-15 hours/week) or full-time (which is actually not full-time as far as hours) where we pay $1200/month/each plus RV site and utilities.  They would have 2 days off/week (during the middle of the week).  We offer 50% to family and friends.  We are looking for a start date of early to mid June.  The end date is negotiable.
One of the chores for the summer is to help my husband work on a log cabin.  He has been working on it for the past 4 summers.  We have the interior to do this summer.
We are located in such a great spot… 30 miles east of the town of Meeker at the end of the road (we boarder White River National Forest  – therefore we have a trailhead at our place).
We have two boys, ages 14 and 10.
Here are a couple video links:
I am actively trying to find someone now.  Please pass our email along to anyone you know who might be a good worker and who would enjoy a summer at the Ute Lodge.
Many Thank yous!
Mona Maser
Ute Lodge

Andersen’s Oceanside Resort Is Looking For Work Campers At The Beach In Washington

andersensrvparkAndersen’s Oceanside Resort Is Looking For Work Campers At The Beach In Washington

Live at the Beach! Beautiful Area. Private RV park looking for Team/Couple for Spring/Summer: Immediate hire. Possibility to continue through Easy winter season Oct-April the right couples.Join us as park hosts at the Highest rated park in the northwest. Rated 10 on Woodall and 9.5 on Good SamStandard schedule- 3 days/6 hrs- Avg.18 hr/wk EACH. Even trade for site. No taxes. Canadians Welcome!Washington State – South West Coast.

Our Private 7 acre waterfront property can be Your home at the beach~ Included RV site with 20/30/50 amp power, sewer, water, digital TV, WI-FI and laundry allowance. Great area to be with plenty to do. Monthly staff Bonfire BBQs!

Work expected:

“Inside” Reception of guests, answering phones, taking reservations, payments, confirmations, emails, paperwork, check-ins, explanation of fees and policies, sales of in store merchandise, cash handling and change, cash drawer reporting at end of shift, light cleaning, and maintaining office equipment and supplies. Must be able to utilize computer programs such as: windows, Chrome, Google, Square, Word, REZ reservation system -similar to campground manager. Typing proficiency, multitasking and frequently standing up and walking around is necessary.
“Outside” Assistist with parking rigs, pumping propane, inspecting/ correcting sites, explaining (not enforcing) rules, picking up and delivering fire pits and wood, trash, bathrooms. Knowledge of and practical experience with: Landscaping, plumbing (septic), electrical, operating equipment and general maintenance. May require manual labor: heavy lifting, digging, raking, watering, walking and often being outside all shift. Golf Cart driving necessary.

Talent expected:Excellent customer service skills with a happy attitude and easy smile. Have pride in yourself and our park with Professional and Courteous behavior at all times. Gain knowledge of the area to answer inquiries and offer suggestions. Adept at maintaining composure while diffusing complaints- taking corrective actions to appease, or explaining rules and policy kindly and steadfastly. Be Reliable, and Honorable. You need a smartphone with data for texting- Windows OS is preferable. Uniforms may be required and would be provided.

Must have a completely operational and acceptable looking rig/vehicle with insurance. References required. Background check to hire.Submit CV or Resume WITH photos of *RV+vehicle and *Yourselves (Team/Couple only) along with your contact phone number.Do not call our office.Email ONLY Subject line: beach bum

Job Type: Part-time

Received 4/4/17 by J. Armstrong,

Host Couple Needed for a Summer in Colorado…. Site + Wages!

Estes Park KOA

(Rec’d 3/8/17 – by  J. Armstrong –
Seeking a husband and wife team to live and work in the most beautiful place in the mountains……Rocky Mountain National Park at Estes Colorado .   Our small KOA campground is one of the busiest in the West.  78 sites including cabins, tent area and RV sites.  This KOA was the 7th built.  Very small property, terraced land.  We have back in sites—no pull throughs!  We also have lots of humming birds, elk, deer and  an occasional bear. Wandering through the campground.  Interested couples will work 35 hours a week/ each person , 30% off store items; free laundry, propane at cost.  The RV cannot be over 35 ft long.  10     hours/person/week goes toward full hookup site. Remaining hours paid at $10/hour.  Peri Ann Query, 815-751-1251. Or

(Rec’d 3/8/17 – by  J. Armstrong –

Seasonal Campground Openings with Recreation Resource Management

We need hosts or host couples for 2017 at the campgrounds we operate on the east side of Mt. Whitney, in California.   The position pays wages and includes a host site and utilities.  You can find pictures and information here and here.

We ask you to take two steps to apply:

1.  If you have not already done so, apply for a 2017 camp host position at this link.   If you have already put in an application, you do not need to do it again, but you will not be considered without an application.

2.  Please contact Thomas Dillard by email at to communicate your interest.  Our jobs database has lots of people in it, so make sure they know that you are interested in this particular job.  Please do not contact them until you have completed an application.
Note that after completing the application, you will be asked to take a short personality profile assessment so we can learn more about you.  This will help us ask better questions in the interview process.

If you have any difficulties, each page of the application should have a button says “Technical Difficulties?  Get Help Now.”  By clicking this button, you will reach representatives of Applicant Pro, the company that hosts the application, and they should be able to help you complete the process.

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Want to Work Camp? Go West Young Man! Go West Young Woman!

Niki and I just received this note and will be adding “Hoodo” to our work camping listings on our webpage at “Hoodoo Recreation” is responsible for 150 campgrounds in the Northwest.

“I just stumbled upon your site (Love it!).  I thought you might want to add HooDoo Recreation (out of Oregon) to your source for workamping opportunities in Washington and Oregon states.  I’ve hosted for them before (as a local emergency host) and most places are for FHU RV site + pay!  Love Hoodoo!” -B&L
Find more information about “Hoodoo” and how you may fit in at
The following is from the HooDoo website:
“Our hosts range from “volunteers” who receive a stipend to help pay for utilities to mostly full time attendants and managers who receive a place to stay and a higher salary. About half of our host sites have electrical hookups along with water and vaults. The earlier you commit to working with Hoodoo, the better the chances are that you will get the location that you want. In general though the nicer the campground and the better the hookups. The lower the wage, the more isolated the campground the higher the wage.
We have more then a hundred hosted campgrounds in Washington in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Wenatchee and Gifford Pinchot National Forests or in the Deschutes National Forests in Oregon. About a third of the campgrounds will have hosts living in the campgrounds and the other two-thirds will have attendants who stay in one campground and visit other campgrounds as well. Hoodoo provides work trucks for almost all attendants who have to travel as part of the job. We start our hiring process in October, but hire throughout the season through August.”

Travel safe and enjoy life’s journey,
Jack and Niki

Iowa Camp Host Position open for the 2017 Season

Hi from Cantril, Iowa.
We have a Camp Host Position open for the 2017 Season.  Starting date is on or before May 1, 2017 and runs through October 31st, 2017.  We are a small RV campground in the heart of the Villages of Van Buren County.  We have 12 full hook up sites and one water and electric only site.  Along with tent camping and 2 cabins.  Please let us know by either emailing or 319-397-2251 Alton or Mary Jane Mast if you would like more information.  There are 2 websites to review one is or Villages of Van Buren.

Received by  2/2/17

Looking for retired law enforcement to work in the Yosemite National Park

Received 1/4/2017

I am looking for retired law enforcement to work in the Yosemite National Park Desk Office/PSAR program. Can you please post the following?
Thank you,
Larry Keene
My name is Larry Keene. I retired more than four years ago after 26+ years of service with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

Since I retired, I have been volunteering in Yosemite National Park in the Desk Officer program. I am currently the Desk Office Supervisor for Yosemite.Desk Officers assist the Yosemite Law Enforcement Rangers by writing motor vehicle accident reports, theft reports (no evidence or suspects), lost and found and bear damage reports. We also do “Bear Patrol” every morning with the main focus being to look for bear damage, food storage violations and asking campers to extinguish morning camp fires. This year we will also be assisting with the Preventive Search and Rescue (PSAR) program.

The Desk Officers work three days and get six days off on average and as a general rule. We occasionally assist with traffic control on busy holidays and do other duties as needed as well.

In the past, there were two seasons for the Desk Officers to work. April 1 through June 30 and July 1 through September 30. As a result of the new nationwide report writing system (IMARS) in which we write all our reports, I am seeking people willing to commit to volunteer for the entire six month season. Three of my four positions for 2017 are filled. I have one open position for 2017. Ideally, I am looking for a full time RVer, somebody who is used to living in their motorhome all the time and who would not be burdened by staying here for six months.

The five couples will be able to take a vacation for up to 30 days during the six month commitment. However, while somebody is on vacation, the other couples will have to cover their shifts. During the entire six months though, you will only work 33% of the days (an average of 3 days on then 6 days off).

The National Park Service provides us with full RV hookups (including propane), free use of laundry facilities and access to wifi in the campground. The Park Service is currently working with Aramark on a discount program for volunteers.

The volunteer opportunity is open to couples, one of whom must be retired Law Enforcement with at least five years of active duty. You must be able to pass the same background as the Law Enforcement Rangers. I may consider retired military if I am unable to get a retired law enforcement officer.

Let me know if you are interested in volunteering for six months in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I can give you more details at that time. Please email me at

This position recently became available when one of my couples had to cancel due to a family emergency.

Thank you

Larry Keene
Desk Office Supervisor
Yosemite National Park

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