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Camp Caretaker Opportunity

Brooklyn Heigh ts Riverfront Campground is seeking a part time Caretaker to live on site in the office / caretaker cabin at the camp.  

Requirements and benefits described below


Camp Caretaker Opportunity (live on-site)
May 1 - Oct. 30

Brooklyn Heights Campground is seeking a live on-site caretaker.

May 1st - Oct. 30th annually (6 months)

Here is what we offer:

  • Free accommodation in the office / caretaker cottage with full electric / heat / fans / kitchenette which includes microwave oven, toaster oven, 2 burner electric cook top, coffee pot, mini-fridge, cooler, wash sink, pots / pans / dishes, etc. as well as outside propane camp cook stove and propane grill.  Cabin sleeps up to 6, but private for caretaker and owner use only.

  • Further, there is a 10x20 easy up canopy coffee station on a deck platform just outside.

  • Office Cabin: 12 x 24 lofted barn cabin - insulated.

  • hot shower (tankless on-demand / propane) located behind cabin (private, no public use) 

  • fire pit area

  • You will live here free and be provided extensive free food and drinks for the duration.

  • $150 weekly stipend over the 6 month duration ($600 per month). 

  • If you help with projects such as mowing and weed trimming or other special projects, you will be paid $12/hr. in addition to your free living and food arrangement here at camp.

Here is what we are looking for in a candidate:

  • A single pet free person is most desirable or a friendly dog (friendly to other dogs and humans) that will be on a leash anytime that guests are on site.  No Pitbulls (or mix) or Rottweilers.

  • owning a vehicle is important or at least a bike to get to and from Parsons on the bike trail

  • available weekends to watch over camp, enforce 10pm quiet hours, interact with guests who may have questions, etc.

  • It's ok to have an outside job but you need to be present on busy friday and saturday nights by least by 6pm earlier.

  • if you have your own RV, we can accommodate electric and water hook ups for you at a permanent site and still give you access to caretaker / office cabin.

  • Ideally you sleep here 7 nights per week and help to enforce camp quiet hours after10pm on weekends in particular and camp security.

  • drug free and limited alcohol use, esp. when interacting with guests.

  • you can have guests at the office cabin -- sleeps up to 6.

  • Owner may occasionally need to stay some weekends if he has whole house airbnb rentals.

  • Not partying with guests or hitting on guests (sexually), but it's ok to enjoy their company without being stoned or intoxicated or flirting.... all of which are NOT ok when representing this camp.  And if this occurs, your position will be terminated and you will be asked to leave the property.

  • Quiet hour enforcement and helping guests with questions and keeping an eye on the campground is unpaid work... in exchange for free living and food and drinks supplied.

  • checking on campsites, cabins, and firepits as well as porta-potties regularly to make sure that they are clean and debris / trash free after guests leave each morning.

  • References required.  Background check possible too.

Other Benefits:

  • Tucker Co. is a major tourist county.  It includes the amazing mountain top tourist towns of Thomas, Davis and Canaan Valley as well as the county seat Parsons in the river valley.

  • lots of part time job opps nearby if needed.   Thomas is 15 minutes from Parsons.

  • for much more info. from the tourism bureau.

  • Restaurants, cafes, live music, antiques, breweries, galleries, historic towns, state parks (Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls state parks and lodges), a massive nature preserve, Dolly Sods Wilderness area Blackwater Falls, other waterfalls, rivers, skiing in winter (Canaan Valley ski resort, Timberline Ski resort, White Grass Cross Country Skiing), rails to trails bike trails, hiking, biking, exploring

  • The county is bustling with hikers, bikers, kayakers, campers and history tourists all Spring, Summer, and Fall.  Weekends can be slammed and weekdays during summer high season see a very robust economy county wide, well into Fall leaf season.

  • it's a fun place to tour, hang out, meet people, eat, shop and explore. You will have plenty of time to do all of the above quite regularly.


If interested, please email your credentials and interest to and/or call 703-328-1840.

For more about Vince, the owner / founder of the camp -- see my bio at:


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