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Tent Campgrounds and Tent Cities


Hi Mike,

I don't know of any websites devoted to work camping tent campers.

I do know, though, that there are jobs for tent campers. Look for campgrounds that have a tent section and welcome tenters as customers.

There are also tent cities that spring up in some areas for workers of a particular industry or business. The ones that come to mind are the fish line workers in Alaska. These are often located right on the employee's property. City campgrounds sometimes have a booming section of seasonal tent campers, too.

Tent Camper Working Camper


Try Federal, State or environmental camps. They usually have facilities for tenters. The youth environmental camp that we work at in Fla. has a couple of sites dedicated for tenters. It also has facilities for the tenters in the event of inclement weather.

Long Sigh of Relief


Calvin writes: This question, the one on needing housing altogether, and the piece on how to get a work camping job (i.e., by going to the campground first) relieve one of my major worries. The US Government (Social Security) is in the process of deciding whether I'm disabled. I will proceed based on their decision unless my doctors insist that I not do that. If not disabled, I'll need to support myself.

What I think I can add to this thread is about the tent. Even if you're not following Colleen's advice about how to get the job, use a high-quality tent that will last a long time, or at least the full season. Get one that's big enough to live in, not a backpacker tent. Those things will change your impact on the person hiring and will do you a lot of good as well. (There's a Facebook group, All About Tent Camping, and many other resources on this.

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