What is Workamping?

Workampers are adventuresome individuals, couples and families who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle that combines ANY kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping. If you work as an employee, operate a business, or donate your time as a volunteer, AND you sleep in an RV, you are a Workamper!

from Workamper.com

There are two common misconceptions about Workamping and Workampers:

  1. Workamper are just retirees
    1. TRUTH: Less than half of all Workampers consider themselves retired. In fact, the median age is 53!
  2. Workamping is just trading work for a place to park your RV
    1. TRUTH: Workamping includes any activity the involves the exchange of man/woman hours for anything of value

The majority of Workampers share their talents and experience in campgrounds, resorts, national and regional parks, etc. Some Workampers have jobs that take them all over the country and have chosen this lifestyle because it’s nicer than staying in hotels all the time. And a growing number of them have created their own business that can thrive from anywhere!

The following list of job titles is a sampling of job titles pulled from past issues of Workamper News and Workamper.com.

Campgrounds & RV Parks (commercial & government):

  • Activity Director/Entertainer
  • Camp Host
  • Office/reservations/store
  • Security
  • Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Off-season Caretaker
  • Maintenance
  • Relief Manager
  • Membership Sales
  • Naturalist/Interpreter
  • Contract Gate Attendant
  • Volunteer Park Attendant
  • Camp Host Coordinator

Theme Parks/Amusement Parks/Tourist Attractions/Circuses/Carnivals:

  • Retail Sales
  • Ride Operator
  • Games Operator
  • Tram Driver
  • Security
  • Food Service
  • Ticket Office
  • Actor/Performer
  • Musician
  • Groundskeeper
  • Petting Zoo Attendant
  • Maintenance

Dude Ranches/Outdoor Outfitters/Lodges/Cabins/Motels/Retreats:

  • River Guide
  • Canoe Livery Driver
  • Wrangler
  • Cooks
  • Food Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Reservations/Front Desk
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Off-season Caretaker
  • Grounds Supervisor
  • Livestock Tender

Motorsports:

  • Usher
  • Ticket Stubber
  • Parking Attendant
  • Security
  • Concessions
  • Souvenir Sales
  • Campground Attendant
  • Campground Manager

Business & Income Opportunities:

  • RV park snack bar for lease
  • Campgrounds For Sale/Lease
  • Campground/Resort Advertising/Media Sales
  • Souvenir/Award Sales
  • Aerial Photo Sales
  • Referral/Affiliate Sales
  • RV Inspection business

Career Opportunities:

  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Park Management Team
  • Assistant Manager

Other:

  • RV Delivery Driver
  • Fulfillment Center Worker
  • Utility Inspector
  • Field Rep
  • Kiosk Sales
  • Small farm work
  • Gift Shop clerk
  • Golf Course Attendant
  • Tour Guide
  • RV Technician
  • RV Sales
  • Estate/Property Sitter

workkampingWe’ve listed some of the best resources below with links to their websites to get your started. Some are free and others require a subscription.

 Bottom line is you can enjoy a traveling lifestyle and make a living while doing it!

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