Getting Started Workamping

How to Enjoy the RV Lifestyle Now – By Workamping!

Burned out from the daily grind and ready to hit the road now?  Is retirement approaching and you’re looking for something to do other than just stare at the camp fire?  Consider Workamping!

Workamping is doing any kind of part-time or full-time work while living in an RV. This lifestyle is a ticket to really enjoying an area of this beautiful country without breaking the bank.

What or Who is a Workamper?

Putting a Price Tag on Perks

There are two ways to have more money: earn more or spend less. In Workamping terms, earning more comes down to salary, and spending less is the perks that accompany the opportunity. If you don’t spend as much on living expenses, it’s more money in your pocket. But when comparing job opportunities, placing a monetary value on job incentives is tricky.

What is Workamping?

Nearly all RVers have at least heard the word, and most know what it means...or think they know. However, there are a few misconceptions about who Workampers are and what Workamping is.

The most common misconceptions are that Workampers are retirees who work in campgrounds, and that Workamping just means trading work for a place to park an RV.


When we coined the word Workamper and made it our trademark in 1987, we had no idea that years later it would be so widely used.

Different Kinds of Training for Workampers

Outdoor Hospitality Education Program


The majority of Workamper jobs require little, if any, formal training. Most of our employers do a good job of providing on-the-job training. However, there may be some instances when it would be advantageous for the job seeker to have specific training on their resumé. We will post applicable training opportunities here as they become available.

Getting Started With Reservation Software

RMS - The Hospitality Cloud

RMS - The Hospitality Cloud is the leading global RV and campground reservation and property management software system with over 5,000 properties in 25 countries. Customers rave about the friendly and knowledgeable support team along with the software being easy to use and affordable. RMS provides a free online, self-paced video training platform called RMS University for Workampers. RMS University includes:


Reservation software is utilized in many campgrounds/RV resort offices, along with hotels and other lodging establishments, across the U.S.  Many Employers will train you on-the-job, but you can also get familiarized with the software ahead of time.  Most of the companies have some training videos/webinars or demos of their products at no charge.

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