KOA Work Kampers of the Year award goes to Ike and Charlene Eigenhuis. This is a new award Kampgrounds of America is giving out to recognize excellence among its RVing work staff.
Award Presented During Houston KOA Convention
Ike and Charlene Eigenhuis, California natives who have been enjoying work kamping for the past four years.
The recipients were selected by the KOA Owners Association. The award honors the best of KOA's more than 1,000 work kamping teams in North America.
The Eigenhuis' were nominated by Steve and Sara Jewell, owners of the Fayetteville/Wade, North Carolina KOA Kampground, where Ike and Charlene work kamped during the 2009 summer season.
"It is such an honor," said Charlene. "I am just overwhelmed."
"For us, it's all about making it great for our campers," said Ike. "We know that there are a bunch of fantastic people out there work kamping for KOA. To be recognized like this is really something special."
With over 440 campground locations, KOA offers hundreds of job opportunities for RVers each year. They hire RVers for seasonal jobs through their KOA All Star Work Kamper Program. RVers make a short-term commitment to work while camping at one of the parks.
Their program offers some unique advantages. Working RVers may transfer from one location to another. They provide several nights of free camping when traveling from one assignment to another. They also give a discount at other parks in the system. Additionally, they have a special rewards programs, including rewards for recruiting friends.
You can find more information about working at a KOA on their website. There is also an online application. http://www.koa.com/workatkoa