The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is looking for people who love camping and enjoy working with people to serve as campground hosts for the summer at 14 state parks, according to WOWT-TV, Omaha, Neb.
Campground hosts live in state park campgrounds during the busy summer season and work with park staff to ensure that campers have the best experience possible in Iowa’s state parks. Live-in hosts provide a friendly presence in campgrounds and act as models for other campers. They answer questions, direct visitors to points of interest and perform other light administrative and/or maintenance tasks.
Parks in need of hosts include A.A. Call (Kossuth County), Dolliver Memorial (Webster County), Lacey-Keosauqua (Van Buren County), Lake of Three Fires (Taylor County), Lewis and Clark (Monona County), Maquoketa Caves (Jackson County), Nine Eagles (Decatur County), Stone (Plymouth County), Volga River (Fayette County), Wildcat Den (Muscatine County), Wilson Island (Pottawattamie County), Yellow River (Allamakee County) and Waubonsie (Fremont County).
Campground hosts receive a free designated campsite with hookups and a host sign, a host cap and name tag, and a recognition picnic at the end of the season. The requirements to be a campground host are the ability to commit to at least four weekends and pass a criminal background check.