Campground Host Program

Campground Host Program

Man and woman involved with host program relaxing at caravan site

Campground hosts make visitors feel welcomed. They also help them find the local events and features that match their interests. Their presence reduces vandalism and theft at parks and reduces the number of complaints. These volunteers have been helping us maintain and surpass park service goals since 1996.

Parks with Camground Hosts

  • Amherst Shore
  • Battery
  • Blomidon
  • Caribou-Munroes Island
  • Dollar Lake
  • Ellenwood Lake
  • Five Islands
  • Graves Island
  • Laurie
  • Mira River
  • Porters Lake
  • Rissers Beach
  • Smileys
  • The Islands
  • Thomas Raddall
  • Valleyview

Benefits for Campground Hosts

As a campground host, you:

  • Meet visitors from throughout North America and around the world.
  • Share your expertise about local culture, history, and natural features.
  • Expand your knowledge of parks and park management.
  • Increase your interpersonal and outdoor skills.
  • Have the opportunity to conduct extra programs, like leading recreational events or entertaining young campers.
  • Receive free use of a designated campsite in one of Nova Scotia’s finest provincial parks.
  • Are recognized and appreciated by visitors and campers alike!

Requirements for Campground Hosts

To become a campground host, you must:

  • Be 19 years of age or older.
  • Commit to hosting for at least two weeks, for five days each week, and for four hours each day.
  • Be interviewed for a volunteer position.
  • Be available for training at the start of the season.
  • Pass both a police background check (PBC) and a search of the Child Abuse Registry (CAR).

How to apply

Application deadline for this season: March 10, 2017.

Contact us for an application form or for more information about the program:
Campground Host Program
Nova Scotia Natural Resources
15 Arlington Place, Suite 7,
Truro, NS
B2N 0G9

Tel: 902-893-5371
Fax: 902-893-5613
pamela.grace@novascotia.ca