Hello future work camper. Belvidere East/Exit 170 KOA in Midland, South Dakota is looking for work campers for our 2021 Season. We are located remotely in the center of South Dakota but maintain a remarkably busy campground. Please remember we are very remotely located… nearest Walmart or McDonald’s is 80 miles away.
We are a KOA Journey, which is a one night stopover point for campers in-route to the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Devils Tower, or Yellowstone. We strive to have excellent customer service at our prairie oasis KOA in South Dakota.
**Please note this is a high paced working environment, with majority of the time the park being at full capacity.**
Our 2021 season is May 1st till September 30th. We ask our work campers to arrive two weeks prior to start date (free site charge) to get use to the Mountain time zone, explore the area before starting work and relax.
We strive at cross training all our employees for every job. So, it is a little different here: everyone can do everything and knows how it needs to be done! Must be good with customer relations and willing to be a team player with everyone working together to ensure that our guests have a positive camping experience.
What does that mean for our workcampers? That means you are not continually doing the same thing every day! That also means that everyone chips in with the cleaning, stocking, organizing, and keeping the campground up to our standards.
In our past season, were have found that one work camper usually wants to work outside and the other usually wants to work inside.
You could be outside, checking customers out in the morning, picking up trash, and verifying sites are ready for new customer turn over or you could be doing landscaping (weeding, mowing, planting, trimming, or painting) or answering phone calls/making reservations, and making breakfast. In the afternoon/evening you could be escorting campers to sites, making lunch or dinner, or assisting customer with any problems!
Our work week is 32-35 hours per week, and 2 days off, back-to-back (if a work camping couple, same days off) to enjoy all that South Dakota has to offer and explore.
Our compensation includes a full hook-up site with cable and internet. All we ask is 10 hours per week for your site (5 hours per week per person for a work camping couple) and we will pay $12.00 per hour after the site rent. Payroll is bi-monthly, paid on the 1st and 15th of each month. We provide a bi-monthly laundry stipend, 20% employee discount for items in the store and for propane, 3 free uniform shirts and name tag! We also provide a South Dakota tourism card that provides you with free or discounted admission to numerous sites.
Able to move, lift, carry, push, pull and place objects weighing less than or equal to 20 pounds without assistance. Must be able and carry 25 pounds regularly. Able to push and pull up to 50 pounds.
Requires the use of hands/fingers to handle or feel objects. Long periods of standing, bending, kneeling and walking required.
Able to work inside and outdoors frequently and in various climates. Capable of moving safely over uneven terrain.
Want more information? Check out our Koa website page www.koa.com/campgrounds/belvidere and/or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BelvidereKOA
If you still need more information or have any unanswered questions.. email us.. Belvidere@koa.com Or better yet, email us with more information about you and your experiences with work camping and a current resume.
We would love to add you to our 2021 team! Please respond either way if you are interested in an interview or already have plans for next year.