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Old 03-19-2015, 07:51 PM   #21
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I was onboard until you mentioned the toilets. No freaking way I'm cleaning public toilets, water front view or not...
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:29 PM   #22
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Anyone who enjoys camping in our national parks and state parks (as I do) understands the importance and value of the campground hosts. Most of the hosts I have encountered seem to enjoy the experience, especially if they are outgoing and don't mind the occasional interruption from campers. I say go for it. If you don't like it, you don't have to do it again.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:38 AM   #23
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As long as I didn't have to deal with unruly drunks, ie - informal campground policeman, I'd enjoy it.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:07 AM   #24
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Well, yeah, go for it! You've always wanted to do this, the DW is on board, and you can always quit. Get ready to tick one off the old bucket list.
DH and I have talked about being hosts at a National Park of Fish Hatchery it is a "someday" for us. The planets have not yet aligned....
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:08 AM   #25
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A lot of Maine campgrounds charge about $20/day for Maine residents. Looks like you will be cleaning toilets for $7.50 per hour.

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Old 03-28-2015, 08:24 AM   #26
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A lot of Maine campgrounds charge about $20/day for Maine residents. Looks like you will be cleaning toilets for $7.50 per hour.
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But OP is not a Maine resident, so you should use the non-resident rate, not that that makes a huge difference... plus, OP's motivation is not the money but the experience.
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:14 PM   #27
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But OP is not a Maine resident, so you should use the non-resident rate, not that that makes a huge difference... plus, OP's motivation is not the money but the experience.
Yep the non resident rate would be $35 a day. So it would be a much more respectable $12.25 an hour .

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Old 03-30-2015, 08:05 PM   #28
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Which campground will you be hosting? I have been offered aroostook state park but I think I will pass.


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Old 03-30-2015, 09:42 PM   #29
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Which campground will you be hosting? I have been offered aroostook state park but I think I will pass.


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I'll be at Sebago Lake State Park. Aroostock is definitely way up there, almost into Canada.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:11 AM   #30
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You'll just be a hop, skip, an a jump from LL Bean in Freeport.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:46 AM   #31
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I would say the experience of spending a summer in a beautiful park shouldn't be quantified with a dollar amount. The purpose of ER is to do what you want without worrying about compensation. Also most parks I've been to have a threaded water faucet outside the toilets. All you do is hook up a garden hose and spray it down. Not a big deal. Maybe hang an air freshener.


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I would volunteer just based on that photo, SteveNU. Gorgeous.
No kidding. My in-laws owned a place on Long Lake in Maine for decades. This sounds like about as beautiful a way to spend a summer as possible.
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:09 AM   #33
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"As the gnome roams" is a blog of man working as a host
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #34
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Came up on Thursday and finally getting settled in. Picture from my morning walk. Life is good!
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Thanks for the update. It looks like a beautiful place.
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no way for me....too much away time from my wife....but ok for you
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:26 AM   #37
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Came up on Thursday and finally getting settled in. Picture from my morning walk. Life is good!
Steve..update after 2ish weeks in?

I've often thought about the host thing myself.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:59 PM   #38
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Mostly been cleaning up the campground and the restrooms. After the winter this place is a mess and takes a lot of work to get it ready for the season. I've spent a lot of time setting up my site how I like it.

I'm surprised that they are still looking for hosts. I figured it would be difficult to get in here. Most of the hosts have been here for a few seasons but even at this late date they are still looking to fill two positions. It seems like there is a lot drama here with some of the hosts so it should be interesting!
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:57 AM   #39
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surprising..

It is surprising they still need 2 hosts. I too thought that was a high-demand gig.

Sounds like "camp for hosts" is much like "camp for kids" from years past.

Please do pop in now and then with an update. Your pic looks like a slice of heaven.
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