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Workamping is a portmanteau, blending the words "work" and "camping". A Workamper combines part-time or full-time paid or volunteer work with RV or tent camping.[1] Workampers generally receive compensation in the form of a free campsite, usually with free utilities and additional wages. Workamping positions can include working at campgrounds, RV resorts, mobile home communities, Christmas tree or pumpkin sales lots, amusement parks, motels/hotels, national parks, state parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer locations, national monuments, lighthouses, retail stores, food service, sales and more. Workamping is particularly popular among retirees[2]. While year round Workamping jobs do exist, many Workamping positions are seasonal.


  1. ^ "What's 'workamping?' A guide to downsizing and embracing an RV lifestyle". Today. January 24, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Amazon Town". The Wall Street Journal. December 20, 2011. Retrieved March 1, 2019.

External links

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Forest Service Volunteers Page
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