Thank you for being so interested in becoming a campground or park host with the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation. Please complete this interest form to be considered for current and future host opportunities.

What are Campground and Park Hosts?
The primary role of a campground host (camp host) or park host is to provide park visitors with information, assistance, and services.  This is accomplished by encouraging compliance with park rules and regulations, acting as a contact if emergencies occur when a ranger or site supervisor is off duty, and collecting fees from visitors when trained and authorized. Camp Hosts are typically located in a campground, and Park Hosts are found in a local park, preserve, or attached to a nature or community center operated by DPR. Depending on the location, additional host roles may include staffing a nature center or historical site, interpreting natural and historic resources, maintaining facilities and landscaping, removing litter, making simple repairs, and performing light housekeeping and janitorial duties or other work as assigned to support park operations. Hosts may be specialized, such as maintenance-focused, interpretive/education-focused, or recreation-focused options, which will be indicated in recruitments and host agreements.

Camp and Park Host volunteers fulfill a minimum of 20 work hours per week in exchange for a waived-free campsite, which includes electrical, water, and sewer hookups, where hosts may park a suitable motorhome or travel trailer in good repair, with kitchen, bathroom, and shower facilities, subject to approval by the site supervisor.  (Please note selected hosts need to have weekday, weekend, and holiday availability, and we are not able to accommodate all hours completed in two days) It is also a requirement that hosts live on-site, meaning they sleep in their motorhome or trailer to be the off-hours contact at the location should an emergency arise.

CURRENT OPENINGS: As of 5/16/2023
- Agua Caliente County Park (Immediate and Oct/Nov ’23 - Apr/May ’24)
- Borrego Springs County Park

Though we have limited openings, there is an open opportunity with the City of Encinitas. Learn more at about their opportunity at Park Host Services at Encinitas Community Park PR-RFQ-23-02

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