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North Lake RV Park Has A Camp Host Opportunity In Washington

North Lake RV ParkCamp Host opportunity awaits!

This is a non-paid volunteer position. We offer a free full hook-up site, plus other allowances (see below). We ask that your RV be at least a 2007 model or newer (more energy efficient) and be in excellent working order and repair. If the model is older, we can discuss it over the interview.

The Program: We operate our park using Campground Master. If you are not familiar with this program, we will train you. You must be proficient in Word and email to work effectively with Campground Master.

Food Handlers Permit: We require all our camp hosts to obtain a WA State Food Handlers Permit. We will pay for the cost of the permit and this will allow you to: bag ice, operate the popcorn machine, prepare Smore kits, and do any other food-related activities that may arise.

The Team: The park operates best with 3 camp host couples, plus the owners. One host couple will reside in the new park expansion, and the other two hosts will reside near the office.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lawn care (mowing and weed control)
  • light maintenance
  • cabin cleaning (most have lofts)
  • cabin laundry
  • bathroom/shower/laundry room cleaning
  • managing the office/store and checking in guests
  • escorting guests
  • bagging ice
  • bundling firewood
  • garbage collection

Camp Host Work Schedule:

We offer a rotating 3:3 work week, 3 days on, 3 days off. 6 hr. workday (per couple) to equal 18 hrs. in a work week and 24 hrs. in a 7-day calendar week. The hours are counted and worked as a couple. Here is an example of a typical workday:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm:

  • Open and clean store/office. Review the day’s schedule and plan accordingly.
  • Collect garbage
  • Check dog park for water and misc.
  • Wipe down sani-cans
  • Clean bathrooms/showers/laundry.
  • Clean cabins as needed
  • Start laundry from cabins
  • Check and turn RV sites as they empty out

12:00 pm -1:00 pm Lunch break

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:

  • Office. Check-in guests and be available for camp shoppers
  • Yard and Site care as needed
  • Escort campers to their site
  • Bag Ice as needed
  • Bundle and stock firewood as needed

Duties and hours may vary and are subject to change, but generally begin at 9 am and end around 4 pm (+/-). Office hours of operation are from 9 am to 6 pm daily. Lunch hour and hours from 4-6 pm and beyond are typically operated by the owners or a secondary host couple. In addition, we, the owners, will be taking a day off each week and need to leave the park in capable hands!

Day Off Activity Suggestions:

  • Check out a canoe and explore the lake
  • Check out any of our indoor/outdoor games for a competition event
  • Take a trip across the border to Canada (assuming the border is open), it’s only 23 miles away
  • Explore waterfalls in the area
  • Take in the ambiance of our pioneer towns of Republic, Colville, Kettle Falls, and neighboring towns
  • Need retail therapy: 90-mile drive to beautiful North Spokane
  • Hiking, biking, 4 wheeling, fishing, swimming, etc.
  • So much more to see and do!

Camp Host Perks include:

  • Full hook up RV site (valued at $600 p/month)
  • $60 laundry allowance p/month beginning the 1st of each month
  • Firewood limited allowance
  • Ice limited allowance
  • Store allowance of $15 p/month, after that…you pay!
  • Free canoe rental and free DVD rental
  • 1 North Lake RV Park polo-style shirt to wear on Friday (busiest arrival day) or Holiday check-in times.
  • We provide magnetic name tags to be worn when working.

Dates of Commitment:

May 1 – Sept. 30. The park officially opens on April 1, and our season kicks off on Memorial Weekend at the end of May; however, we like our hosts to arrive by May 1 to help prepare for the season. There will be misc. projects to complete, setting up gazebo canopies, cleaning cabins/laundry/bathrooms, showers, and a whole lot more fun! If you would like to arrive earlier than May 1 to help out, we would gladly welcome you!

The end of camping season concludes Labor Day weekend, the first weekend of September. The month of September is still busy even after the holiday, after which begins late family camping and hunting season through Thanksgiving.

We offer a $500 travel allowance to help get you here, and a bonus at the end of the season provided you fulfill your commitment and agreement.

About the park.

The park was established in 1978 and sits next to the Kettle River where it meets the Columbia and joins Lake Roosevelt. NLRVP totals 47 acres (the majority is still undeveloped) and borders US Forest Service land. It currently has 16 full hookup sites, 8 power/water sites, 5 sleeping cabins, and 1 full-service cabin. We are expanding to include 16 more full hookup sites, and 6 tent sites, plus a new bathhouse. It also includes RV and mini storage units and is also home to 8 permanent residents and 10 extended stay/seasonal residents. Hosts are not responsible for storage or resident areas.

We have nature trails that allow you to take nice daily walks or biking along the water’s edge. Our lake cove is perfect for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and bank fishing. Wildlife in the surrounding area includes White Tail Deer, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Moose, Wild Turkey, and small critters such as Chipmunks and Squirrels. The larger animals rarely, if ever, enter the park during the camping season. Our waterways include Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Sturgeon, Bass, and Pike. The park is currently in a stage of expansion and improvement, but it presents itself nicely and we have many return campers.

About us.

Chip is a gifted former General Contractor of 25+ years, current Matco Tools Distributor, and Entrepreneur. Bunny has 30+ years of experience in residential management and medical education administration. Together, we are an unstoppable duo! We also enjoy motorcycle rides on our Harley, and we are members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. When time is given, you can join us on our boat for a day of skiing, tubing, fishing, or a leisurely ride up the river.

Website northlakervpark.com
Email northlakervpark@gmail.com

 

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