Campground Host Program

Campground Host Program

Four people walk on a gravel path through a park.

Campground hosts make visitors feel welcomed. Volunteer campground hosts have been helping parks 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 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.
  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia
  • Commit to hosting for at least one week, 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

Contact us 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