How do you become a host? - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-09-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
Senior Member
April Wilcox's Avatar
Name: April
Trailer: 13 ft Scamp 1983
Posts: 525
Thumbs up

Once we hit the dusty trail, I was thinking it would be nice to find some kind of camp host work for a season, and realized I have no idea how to get involved in something like that. I found the Workamp site, but it was a little confusing, it seemed to be for people who already have jobs. Does anyone know how to get started in looking for a host job?

April Wilcox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
Gina D.'s Avatar
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,010
Workamper has many resources.. it is also set up as a subscription service, so unless you pay the 40 a year fee, the site is sort of limited. It is the "standard" for getting these kind of jobs tho, so if you are serious about it.. the 40 is a pittance once you get in and start exploring.

Paying subscribers have access to additional forums with user inout on places they have worked and some additional resources for job finding.

They send you daily openings via email if you want, and employers are hip to the site, so they pool their resources through them.

BUT.. you can still get to many tips and tricks without subscribing. They also have a library and bookstore with lots of good info.

The net can bring up other resources as well.. yahoo has several groups, RVers on Wheels is another. Keep looking.

I suspect it is like "real life" tho, and you get gigs by word of mouth or circumstance. I got my summer job simply by expressing a generic interest in doing this full time in the future.. two weeks later, I got a call from the host I was talking to at the time.

Workamper also does Job Fairs on both coasts. Many of the larger national employers go to them (KOA etc) I went to the one in Mesa this year, and was offered positions on the spot. (I am not ready to full time yet, so I declined)

Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
Trailer: 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel Dlx / 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
Posts: 1,125
I had applyed thru the Washington State parks and requested an application.
I thought i would have time to at least give it a try, but had to go back to work...
I could be a co-host on the weekends only, but decided it was to much to get ready, packing up me and the dogs I decided to decline till after I dont work anymore... To much work for 3 days..
Christi V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 02:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
Greg A's Avatar
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19
Posts: 1,821
Most of the work campers I've talked to have been at the KOA's.
They have a site for jobs: KOA Hosts

They have some amazing benefits and programs, but most of them have told me you have to be
selective about which ones to work for. Probably true with all of this workkamping/host stuff.
Scamp Owners International
2005 Escape 17-B
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to be a Camp Host? Gina D. Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 1 10-31-2011 07:21 PM
Maryland campground host positions Eddie Longest Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 1 01-31-2009 02:51 AM
Campground Host end of the year Gerry General Chat 8 10-23-2008 05:14 PM
What Web Site do you use to host pics??? General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM
Campground Host end of the year Gerry Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.