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Camp Host Positions Available In Payette National Forest
McCall, Idaho – The Payette National Forest is looking for energetic, good-natured people
to serve as campground hosts for the 2015 season at multiple campgrounds.
The most important job of a Campground Host is to provide an enjoyable camping experience for the
public. Hosts are expected to assist visitors with information about the campground and local recreation
opportunities. They must work well with people, be personable and neat in appearance, and be physically
able to perform the following tasks:
- Clean and stock restrooms
- Clean fire rings, picnic tables and pick up litter
- Mow and weed-eat campsites and roadways
- Maintain a Daily Visitor Log
Hosts are needed generally Memorial Day through Labor Day with a weekly schedule of Thursday through
Monday, including holidays. The season length and work week may vary by site.
Volunteers must provide their own self-contained trailer and generator. The Forest Service will provide
a campsite with water, propane, and a subsistence allowance (may vary by site). Host campsite at the sites
below do not have electric hook up (must supply own generator).
Host positions are open at the following sites on the Council and Weiser Ranger Districts: Mann Creek
Campground, Spring Creek Campground, Bear Work Center, Evergreen Campground and Brownlee Campground. Please
contact Matthew Nourmohamadian at 208-549-4232 for more information.
Host positions are open at the following sites on the New Meadow and McCall Ranger Districts: Cold
Springs Campground and Upper Payette Lake Campground. Please contact Andrew Peterson at 208-634-0440 for
If you want to see more/learn more about the Payette National Forest, click here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/payette/ Have a great day!!!
Camper Position Available At Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational
POSITION TITLE: Site Host Open until filled
TIME COMMITMENT: 20 hours per person per week
June-August (can be extended any time from May-October)
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural
& Educational Center and the City of Salmon, Idaho
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION’S MISSION: The Sacajawea Center’s
mission is to foster the knowledge and appreciation of the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Lewis
& Clark Expedition, Western frontier life, and the natural environment.
The Sacajawea Center interprets the rich cultural and natural history of the Salmon and Lemhi River
Country, deepening people’s connection to the unique place this area holds in our nation’s history, which
was shaped in part by the Lewis & Clark Expedition and Sacajawea as well as her people, the Agai’dika
LOCATION: Working in Salmon, located in east central
Idaho, offers a great opportunity for someone seeking a summer experience in a unique and interesting
setting. Salmon is the gateway to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the homeland of
Sacajawea, and the self-proclaimed whitewater capital of the world. Here you will find rugged peaks, alpine
lakes, the famous Salmon River, and front row seats to prominent parts of American history. This stunning
landscape inspires reverence and observation as well as offers unlimited opportunities for hiking, fishing,
mountain biking, camping, boating, and many other recreational activities.
The Sacajawea Center is one of a kind. Opened in 2003 to commemorate the Lewis and Clark bicentennial,
the Center boasts 71 acres with walking trails, an interpretive center, an amphitheater, a dog park, the
Learning Center with space for meetings, performances, art shows and parties, a rustic 75 seat theater, a
community garden, and the Salmon Outdoor School where primitive and ancestral skills classes are held
weekly. The Center partners with twelve local agencies and organizations who provide rich layers of content
and support and were instrumental in making the Center a reality.
POSITION SUMMARY: Perfect for an individual or couple with
their own RV - interested in cultural and natural history! The site host assists in creating positive,
memorable experiences for visitors and community members at the Sacajawea Center. They primarily work in
visitor services and grounds maintenance but may support all aspects of operations at the Center including
educational programming and events. Site hosts each work a minimum of 20 hours per week (which may include
weekends and holidays) and are required to be on site 4 days a week. All hosts will work with the director
to create a work plan with specific duties and scheduled times to work.
- Greet visitors, answer questions, provide tourist information and be readily accessible to the
public while on duty
- Work in the Interpretive Center collecting admission fees and providing information as needed (up
to 2, 4 hour shifts a week)
- Inform visitors of park rules and regulations and notify staff if action is needed
- Walking the trail system, engaging visitors
Other duties, as assigned:
- Checking restrooms for cleanliness: cleaning sinks, mirrors, toilets, etc. as assigned;
restocking paper supplies
- Removing litter/debris and emptying trash onsite
- Weeding shrub/flower beds and trimming vegetation; mowing and maintaining lawns using
riding/push mowers and trimmers as assigned; applying mulch and other top dressings; watering
trees and lawn areas, flower pots/beds with hoses and sprinklers as needed
- Replacing light bulbs and maintaining buildings as needed
- May develop trail-side stations for visitors
Emergency Operations (as needed):
- In the absence of staff, take appropriate action during visitor or maintenance emergencies:
identify problems, obtain relevant information, notify appropriate authorities (staff, police,
Equipment Operation (only if properly trained):
- During the performance of duties listed above, host may operate and help maintain a variety
of equipment: pickup truck, electric powered golf cars, riding and push mowers, backpack and
walk-behind blowers, power trimmers, and weed eaters
Special Projects (as needed):
- Assist with event implementation
- Assist with special projects related to operations. These projects can be structured to the
volunteer’s interests and talents.
- Free campsite equipped with water, electricity, and sewer hook-ups
- City vehicle provided for work-related driving needs
- Worker’s compensation while on the job
- Complete orientation and job training
- Continual evaluation and feedback on job performance
- Uniform provided
- Garden space available for growing vegetables etc.
- Personal vehicle mileage may be reimbursed for project work
- A beautiful location for a seasonal position!
INTERESTED? Contact Lin Gray, Director, at 208-756-1188
or . Include the following information in an application:
- Contact Information - including name, address(s), phone, email, etc.
- Skills and Experience - past/current occupation; hobbies/skills that may help in your volunteer
work; relevant work/volunteer experience; past volunteer/host experience; duties you feel most
comfortable doing; duties you feel least comfortable doing
- Availability - time frame you could be onsite; number of adults and youth in your party;
pet/type/how many; type and length of camping unit; # of slide-outs; any extra vehicles? Special
accommodations you would need to be a volunteer.
- List 3 references who can speak to your quality of work in a professional capacity (no
- Have you OR ANYONE IN YOUR PARTY ever been convicted of or entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or
had a withheld judgment to a felony or a misdemeanor? If YES, please explain.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Latest start day is June 1, 2015.
Visit our website at www.sacajaweacenter.org.
Work Camping Couple Needed At Bear Den RV
We are offering a full hook up site, free electricity, Wi-Fi, cable TV, laundry, and an
employee discount (10% over cost) on items in our store, including propane. (We have a wholesale
account at Camping World and can also special order items for you at this discounted rate).
Our Park is located 3⁄4 of a mile south of Grangeville, ID population 3,200. Don’t let the small size of
our town fool you. The city of Grangeville has a hospital, emergency room, clinic, doctor offices,
dentists, shopping, 2 grocery stores, and several restaurants and gas stations for your convenience. We are
centrally located with access to Hell’s Canyon, the Salmon, Snake and Clear Water rivers for your
recreational enjoyment. We have mild summers. The average high is 90 degrees and at night we cool down to
the 60’s. I often need a sweater! Our busiest time of year is during Border Days, Idaho’s oldest rodeo,
over the 4th of July.
We have 21 full hook-up, pull-thru sites, 13 full hook-up, back-in sites and 4 camping cabins. All sites
are approximately 40’ x 80’ and include large grass areas. The Bear Den has been rated in the top 300 Good
Sam Parks 3 years in a row thanks to Work Campers such as you keeping our facility running smooth and our
We are looking for a couple to fill the following positions:
Work Schedule: 3 days on, 4 days off
per week with office hours of 10:00AM 12:00PM and 1:00PM 7:00PM
Duties: Duties include answering phones, making reservations, checking in/out reservations, making coffee
the night before, running the store, light cleaning of restrooms and laundry facilities, washing and
folding cabin linens.
Work Schedule: 3 days on, 4 days
off per week
Salary: $500 per month
Hours for this position are more flexible and may include any of the following:
Sweep & mop the recreational building and cabins, hauling trash to off site dumpsters, general site
maintenance, and landscaping (mowing, weed eating, pulling weeds, and tree trimming). We have riding
SUMMER SEASON: Arrival in May (No later than June) to
begin training; departure end of September (date would be determined by weather and we are flexible).
If this opportunity would work for you or if you have any further question please contact Nancy at 208-
983-0140. For photos and more information you can also visit our website at www.beardenrv.com.
Silverwood Theme Park
RV Park Employment - Employee operates and is fully
accountable for a cash register, making change, and displaying positive interactions with guests.
Responsible for stocking shelves, and RV Park Office. Ensures reservations are accurately processed. See
the employment page at www.silverwoodthemepark.com.