FIND OUTDOORS / FORMERLY THE CRADLE OF FORESTRY IN AMERICA INTERPRETIVE ASSOCIATION
Love the RV life?

If you enjoy traveling and seeing different parts of the country while Workamping and making new friends, becoming a site host might be an exciting opportunity for you.

Embrace the Adventure!

FIND Outdoors proudly manages campgrounds, visitor centers, sales outlets and educational facilities in five National Forests in North Carolina, Georgia and Indiana and Kentucky.

We value our employees just as much as we take pride in providing excellent customer service to our visitors. Hosts in good standing are given first choice to come back the following season, and the option to go to a different location.

✓ A flexible schedule allows plenty of time for play.
✓ Host sites include electricity, water and sewer hook-ups.
✓ Most have access to WiFi and laundry facilities.
✓ Enjoy the outdoors while providing information to visitors.


Work With Find Outdoors

We have Workamping positions of all different kinds. While most of our positions are paid Campground Hosts, we do also have Campground Manager and Volunteer work camping opportunities.

Campground host positions are designed for couples. Each campground host can expect to work ~25 hours per week and are compensated at a competitive hourly rate. Excellent singles are also considered for campground host positions, but are expected to do the same amount of work as couples.

Campground hosts can expect duties such as: Bathroom cleaning, gatehouse shifts, campsite clean-up, light grounds work, etc… All campground host positions include a full hookup campsite (water, electric, and sewer).

Campground staff are encouraged to explore the surrounding areas with their time off. All of our campgrounds are situated on USFS property, and all offer some sort of recreational opportunity.

Campground Managers work closely with the Headquarters office (based in Brevard, NC) to deliver exceptional customer service, responsible management of campground host staff, and to meet the terms of Forest Service Permits. Campground Managers are the lead point of contact for USFS staff and emergency services. Additionally Managers build work schedules for campground hosts, make deposits, and manage vendor relationships.

Please visit our website, www.gofindoutdoors.org, to learn more about our sites and current opportunities. We look forward to working with you!



LOCATIONS

Indiana

  • Hardin Ridge Recreation Area. Heltonville, IN
  • Indian-Celina Recreation Area. St. Croix, IN
  • Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area. St. Croix, IN

North Carolina

  • Black Mountain Campground. Burnsville, NC
  • Briar Bottom Campground. Burnsville, NC
  • Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area. Burnsville, NC
  • Cliffside Recreation Area/Van Hook Glade Campground. Highlands, NC
  • Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah National Forest

Georgia

  • Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area. Lakemont, GA
  • Lake Russell Recreation Area. Cornelia, GA.
  • Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Areas. Suches, GA.
  • Morganton Point. Blue Ridge, GA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Is this a paid position?
A: Yes! All campground positions are paid. Though rates vary by state, all positions include both a full hookup campsite and a paycheck.

Q: Will I have internet?
A: Not all of our sites have WiFi capabilities. All campgrounds have at least some sort of internet, however we can’t promise it at each campground host campsite.

Q: Do I have days off?
A: Yes! Although work schedules are built by site managers, we endeavor to give all campground staff at least 2 days off per week.

Q: Am I expected to clean bathrooms?
A: Yes. All campground staff are required to clean bathrooms.


Mission, Values, Vision and Objectives

  • Outstanding customer service.
  • Enthusiastic attitude.
  • Strong teamwork ethic.
  • Accountability and integrity.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Stewardship of our natural and cultural communities.
  • Inclusiveness and accessibility for all.
  • Affordable, safe and accessible recreational activities for all.
  • Financial investments back into each site.
  • Partnership development.
  • Excellent yearly staff training.

FIND Outdoors, formerly the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association, is a 50-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Pisgah Forest, NC. We serve over 900,000 visitors annually with a mission that promotes educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history and the Cradle of Forestry in America.

FIND accomplishes its mission by providing exceptional outdoor experiences through partnership opportunities for the health, safety and education of all visitors to local and regional public and private lands.


Learn more about FIND Outdoors