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What is a Camp Host?

If you have been looking for a work camping gig, chances are pretty good you’ve seen a lot of postings with the position or title of “Camp Host”. While this can involve a variety of responsibilities, and each camp or park will have differences in what they are asking for, most of the duties typically remain the same. Camp Host (or campground host) much like other work camping opportunities, usually involves a free RV site, either with or without hookups. The hosting duties can be listed for singles or couples and you will find it exists for private parks and government-run parks alike. In this post, we are going to break down some of the most common characteristics of a Camp Host position. Let’s go!

Most Camp Host positions will include taking care of a lot of basics around the campground, but keep in mind the most fundamental aspect of this job is customer service. You will be the most visible face of the park or camp and be the first point of contact for the campers!

Customer-related duties typically include:

  • Greeting/check-in guests
  • Collecting payment/fees
  • Answering guest questions/solving guest issues
  • Providing information about the park and surrounding area
  • Enforcing park rules and regulations throughout the park/camp

While that is usually the bulk of people-facing customer service type activities, keep in mind that some light housekeeping and maintenance is usually required as well.

The outdoor duties usually include:

  • Maintaining camp and RV sites (cleaning out fire rings, removing litter, etc.)
  • Cleaning restrooms and showers
  • Collecting trash and emptying trashcans
  • Mowing (including weed eating and flower bed maintenance)

If you love meeting and helping other road warriors like yourself, Camp Host may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Ready to get your Host on? Check out this list of Camp Host Jobs and add “Camp Host” as category on your work camping resume.

Safe travels to you all, and remember…

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” -Ernest Hemingway