Written By: Chris In PA
For someone loving the outdoors a job at a camp or caravan club is ideal. If living on site in a beautiful place is enticing, this is the work to consider. Large campgrounds advertise in RV magazines and in many other publications as well as online for the positions they need filled. A couple can find work at a camp for both of them.
Campgrounds allow their employees to live on site in their own motorhome or trailer. This is part of the compensation they are given for working. An automobile isn’t necessary since they are right there on the property. The transportation around the campground is done in golf carts provided by the campground itself.
Many employees come from people who have been guests in the past. They feel like family since they have come to know everyone. After observing this way of life, they decide to apply for a position.
Once accepted into the camping family, employees may bid on jobs. If the camp company is large with locations throughout the country, they may move from one campground to another as jobs become available. In some states, seasonal help is needed during the warmer weather and once the campground closes for the winter, employees move farther south.
There are many positions that are needed to be filled in order to keep a campground running efficiently. One requirement for just about all positions is availability to work on weekends.
RV Park Store
All guests arriving in their RV’s or with camping gear must be checked in. Working at the store is light office work where good communication skills come in handy. The store sells many needed items for the campers. Mail comes in for the guests and must be sorted as well as arranging propane service, fax service and answering questions.
Behind the scenes and throughout the year the reservations keep coming in and have to be accurately arranged. Good computer skills as well as phone skills and knowledge of the campground are necessary for this job.
Cabin Cleaner, Housekeeping
When one party leaves and before the next one arrives, the cabins at a campground must be cleaned thoroughly. The bath house needs a daily cleaning as well. Housekeeping is responsible for towels and dinnerware at camps where these items are provided.
The security of all guests is most important. The gate attendant makes sure everyone entering the campground is entitled to be there by monitoring the guests, greeting them and giving directions.
Campgrounds with a pool or located on the ocean or a lake will employ a lifeguard. Families with young children appreciate the safety that is available and may consider one campground over another for this very reason.
All trailers or campers must be guided to the proper site with the help of the maintenance crew. The work related to this position is to make sure everything is operational. Following a storm or bad weather, the crew does the cleanup necessary to keep the campground in good condition.
Working for a campground has many rewards. Couples can enjoy all that this lifestyle offers including leaving home ownership behind and living simply. It is the perfect opportunity for retired couples.