Campground hosts need to be enthusiastic, outgoing, and friendly. They need to be highly visible in the campsite and make people feel welcomed. All sorts of people go camping, and you are guaranteed to meet a wide range of characters from all over the world who are full of questions. It’s your job to be the expert on everything. Once you’re settled in be sure to get out and explore the hiking, climbing, biking, and other local activities. This way you can make recommendations and point campers in the right direction.
• Benefits of hosting
• Campsite in a beautiful setting
• Orientation and training to perform your job well
• Volunteer uniform identifying you as part of the team
• Volunteer injury coverage
• A chance to learn new skills and challenge yourself
• Annual day-use parking permit
• Appreciation events and recognition items
• An opportunity to become a vital part of our NCA family!
Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
Serve as liaison between campground users & campground staff.
1. Greet and assist visitors, answer questions and explain regulations that apply to them. Distribute maps, copies of campground rules and regulations, and brochures about Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA). May assist campers in locating a campsite; be familiar with local points of interest and the location of services that might be requested by campers such as towing, groceries, churches, tourist attractions and local events.
Will perform light maintenance work around the campground such as litter pickup, cleaning, sweeping and stocking of restrooms, provide information to campground staff on potential problems, and disseminate information to campers.
2. May assist in campground public relations, educational activities, and special events/activities.
3. Clean campsites by performing minor maintenance tasks such as raking the campsite pad, washing tables, cleaning out fire rings, picking up litter, reporting any damage to your supervisor. Each site must be cleaned after every camper checks out and before another checks-in.
4. Host shall not attempt to discipline or apprehend any campground violators. Host will report all disturbances to campground staff.
LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE DONE BY CERTIFIED ENFORCEMENT RANGERS ONLY.
You are to inform campers of rules and regulations, but are not to participate in any high risk activity.
Host must set an example by being a model camper practicing good housekeeping at all times in and around their assigned site and by observing all rules and regulations.
5. Host is expected to work most weekends and all holidays during their term.
Be observant for activities within the campground requiring immediate attention - ranging from a bathroom overflowing to a problem camper. Notify the campground manager as these problems arise.
Other minor tasks that might be asked of a Campground Host:
* Straighten barrier posts
* Sweep cobwebs from buildings
* Trimming or weeding
* Keep track of occupied or vacant campsites
* Direct campers to vacant sites
* Remind campers to register at campground fee collection station
* Remove expired camper receipts from site marker posts
* Assist campground staff with rec.gov reservation process
* Inform incoming campers where family or friends are located.
6. Keep a written report of complaints and criticism of campground facilities, report situations that could affect the health and safety of visitors, and report any maintenance items which need immediate attention. May maintain other written records as requested by the Campground Manager.
*May be assigned other duties and projects not listed.
Work is mostly outside in hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions. Walking is required. Must reside in campground. Must have a driver’s license.
The use of a campsite and all utilities at no charge for the duration of the term of service. Will be issued one or a combination of the following: shirt, hat, vest, or name tag. A daily reimbursement is provided each volunteer for days worked. ($34/day for minimum 6 hrs/day).
Items Provided by Hosts:
Mobile camping unit. (RV or trailer)
Ability to get along well with people. Ability to remain calm and friendly when confronted with upset visitors. Ability to physically get out and make rounds through the camping area. Ability to adapt to changing work conditions. A good knowledge of the campground and surrounding area.
At least 40 hours of service time and 9 months, to include most weekends and all holidays. Two consecutive days off in the high season, 3 in the low season (worked out among Camphosts).
Supervision and Training Provided:
Supervised by Campground Manager or his designee. Trained in campground registration procedures including Recreation.gov, rules and regulations, and host responsibilities.
Background and References:
Formal and informal Background Check required prior to performing fee collection duties and hiring. All applicants will need to provide three active/current references.