There are many benefits to hosting in a National Park in Maryland. By working 25 hours a week you camp for free in a beautiful mountain setting and become a part of our family. Water, sewer and electric hook-ups are included free of charge!
Owens Creek Campground has 50 campsites for tenters and trailers/campers up to 22 feet. The campground stays busy all summer long with a lot of activities to do in the park and around the local area!
Duties for Camp Hosts include:
- Greeting and introducing yourself to our campers as they arrive and confirming their reservation through our online reservation system as well informing them of Catoctin's camping rules and information about the park and surrounding area.
- Although we have a cleaning crew, it will be your job to monitor and make sure the bathrooms stay clean. You will also need to inspect/monitor the bathrooms and inform us of any necessary repairs.
- Ensuring the campsites are clean after our guest leave (emptying ash from fire rings, no trash, raking the pads and leaf blowing as necessary). The ash in the fire rings can be heavy, so you should be capable of lifting 25 pounds.
- Picking up trash throughout the campground as needed.
- Monitoring our Firewood sale program, ensuring our guest our placing their fee in the collection box as well as collecting any unused fire wood from campsites and returning to the firewood shed. Stacking firewood as needed in the shed.
- Assisting Park Rangers with other aspects of the park's operation as needed.
- Assisting with special functions or activities being promoted or presented by the park and its staff.
No need to feel overwhelmed! Our LE Rangers will provide an orientation to camp hosts and go over what is expected during your stay. A Camp Host is a very important job. You make people feel welcome. A host can turn a negative experience into a positive one. For more information contact:
Ron Harvey at 301-663-9399 or email at Ron_Harvey@nps.gov