Campground jobs and kids sound like they'd go together like apple pie and ice cream. You can find RV parks that welcome working RVer families with young children. Unfortunately, however, because of some bad apples, some campground managers do not want to hire families with kids. Here we share with you their concerns and some ways to help you overcome obstacles you may face as RVers with children.
Coleen and I talk with numerous managers of RV parks and campgrounds. Some ask for tips on expanding their pool of job applicants. We know that RVers with children sometimes have a hard time finding positions. So, we specifically ask if they welcome workers with kids. Some park managers appreciate the tip. They've never considered mentioning in their ads that families with children are welcome.
But, sometimes, more often than we'd like to see, the response isn't so great. These managers have had bad experiences with kids on the job. Here are the complaints we here about the most:
This is unfortunate for responsible working campers. We know there are many RVers with kids who take both their campground jobs and their parenting jobs seriously. Those who don’t, make it harder for the rest.
What can be done to help this situation?
Tips to help you get the job:
There are campground owners who like and welcome children. You can find campground jobs for families with young children. When you do, set a good example. Make it easier for the next RVing family to find campground work.
Coleen's comments: My husband, Bob Nilles, wrote this article about campground jobs and kids. He's particularly good with kids, and likes to see kids having fun at campgrounds. At the same time, he understands why certain situations frustrate RV park owners. He had hesitations about writing this article, because he knows many RVing parents are responsible. Getting the information out to you, however, is important. If you are an RVing family with young children, you need to know what concerns RV park managers have about hiring you, and what you can do to overcome them.