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Hello, I am new to this, just looking to set out on my own. I can't start immediately, I need a few months to get my credit card paid off as I don't want to take any "baggage" with me. I wonder if South Rim is a good place to start out? I will need a dorm, and enough money to support myself. Any input will be appreciated. I am 51 years young, very able and very motivated!!
Every place is good and bad; depends on you, depends on who the boss is that season and who you draw as a roommate, and etc. All a matter of attitude!
I try to keep my focus on enjoying the place I'm in, and pay attention to the people I like, and I've been having a mighty fine time for a few years now. I'd never heard of the first park I got a job in, but have grown to love it, now finishing up my second season. I've been able to save a lot of money, as I don't pay much rent and don't have expenses that i would have if I had a traditional home.
Being in the park allows me to see it at a whole different level; to be able to explore the trails, get to know the plants, the animals, the history...
Almost every place has a dorm/employee housing. Different levels of accommodations, but since I've lived in a tent and traveled in my van, most are better...and, since I travel with my tent, I can always go camping if I want to be alone.
Again, it's really a matter of attitude, and what you seek. Good luck and have a good time, no matter what you decide!
Wow, thanks. I never even gave my tent a thought. That opens many doors for me, and focusing on the place and keeping with the people I like is a helpful thought. I have a GREAT attitude so I think will do just fine.
Just a thought but if you have the means to get a camper or motor home there are LOTS of work camping jobs no matter what the season. I work for Amazon and we have the CamperForce program here where we hire campers, provide a PAID campsite, work is well paid, overtime is plentiful and we offer completion bonuses for staying the entire season and Amazon discount. There are a lot of sites with work camping jobs on them - Cool Works being one - and you can see the whole gamut of what is offered. Lots are looking for volunteer but just as many are paid jobs with a paid campsite.
Just a thought for you.
I found a position. I am actually moving OUT of an RV. I may pick one up again sometime down the road, I am leaving my options open.
Good to hear that you found a position - wish you the best of success! If you do move back IN to an RV in the future, keep us in mind.
Hey Carla - any interest in working for Amazon? I think the closest to you after summer would be either our Coffeyville, KS or Fernley, NV locations. I partner with Yellowstone to have them attend our associates job fair during December & they open up for us to recruit their workers during the summer - usually July or August.
If you want to find out about our work from the workers themselves check out our facebook page facebook/Amazon camperForce or you can discuss what we have open with one of our administrators via our toll free number - 1-855-9CAMPER or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set up a time to talk to you.
Enjoy your time in Glacier Lake this summer!
Hey Carla - we have several people who work in our KS & KY locations that come to us after beet harvest. Just want to put an idea in your bonnet!