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Volunteer Campground Hosting Program


Apply Now for our Volunteer Campground Hosting Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 campground host program.

Volunteer Campground Hosting Program

Become a Delaware State Parks Campground Host. It's one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and Delaware’s outdoors. Camp for free at any of 5 participating parks across the state in exchange for volunteer services.

Looking to visit and explore Delaware? Want to stay near friends or family somewhere in the state? Interested in learning new skills or trying a new outdoors experience? Becoming a Delaware State Parks Campground Host is one of the easiest, most exciting ways to do these things and more.

Hosts Benefits:

  • Campsite with full hook-ups
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Uniforms
  • Free admission to all Delaware State Parks while hosting
  • Volunteer recognition
  • Free admission to park, staff and special events
  • Discount on merchandise purchases
  • Opportunity to expand knowledge of historical, wildlife and environment of Delaware.

Host Requirements:

  • Volunteer Hosts must supply their own camping equipment.
  • Minimum 3-month term for first time Hosts
  • 24 volunteer hours per week for each person on the campsite or 30 volunteer hours per week for individuals during peak season, or as scheduled with the park.
  • Background and Driving Record checks performed for all Hosts.
  • Signed Application forms and Agreements must be on-hand prior to beginning duties.
  • Hosts must adhere to Delaware State Park Rules and Regulations.

How hosts are selected

  • Hosts are selected on a first-come, first-served basis during the season. Returning hosts in good standing are given preference. Hosts must provide their own RV or camping equipment. An extra vehicle is strongly recommended for personal transportation. Selection criteria include experience in camping, prior campground host service, working with the public, length of time willing to be hosts and how well skills match park needs. No salary or stipend is provided.
  • Successful applicants are required to sign an agreement stating their park-specific duties, benefits, obligations and termination conditions.
  • Selections are made based on a phone interview and reference checks, including a criminal background check