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.

Seasonal = 3–6-month agreements
Year-round = 12+ month minimum stay

CURRENT OPENINGS: As of 03/26/24
Agua Caliente County Park, west of Anza-Borrego State Park (Seasonal, now booking for fall/winter 2024)
Felicita County Park, Escondido, CA (long-term agreement, 12+ months, available June '24)
Fallbrook Community Center, Fallbrook, CA (No dogs allowed, long-term agreement, 12+ months, available June '24)
Lakeside Baseball Park, Lakeside, CA (long-term agreement, 12+ months, available June '24)

The standard term for a hosting agreement is six (6) months and renewable for up-to five years. If a host were to start at a seasonal park (Agua Caliente County Park, Potrero County Park, or Vallecito County Park), agreements may be written for any amount of time to complete the season (3-6 months).

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