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Camp Round Meadow Camp Host

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Camp Round Meadow, a four-season camp, includes four dormitories, dining hall, commercial kitchen, gymnasium, and conference room. The facility accommodates a maximum of 120 people. Originally used from 1939 to 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the camp also operated from 1965 to 1969 as the first Job Corps Center in the United States. Reservations are accepted online through Campground hosts serve as volunteers in the National Park Service’s Volunteer-in-Parks (VIP) Program.

Camp host or hostess will assist park staff with campground operations. They provide a variety of information to visitors ensuring a safe and positive visitor experience. Camp operations, Host responsibilities and training will be provided upon arrival.

Time Commitment :

Round Meadow- One volunteer or couple - June to October

We ask that camp host volunteers donate a minimum of 32 hours each week.

Schedules and hours are somewhat flexible. However, assistance on the weekend and holidays is required.

Camp Season :

Assistance is needed during our busiest season which generally occurs May through October.

Reservations are accepted online 6 months in advance through

Housing & Amenities :

Volunteers must supply their own recreation vehicle. Housing is not available. Hosts will be provided with a concrete pad suitable for a trailer or recreation vehicle. The site includes two electric hook-ups (30 and 50 amp) water, and sewer. There is a picnic table and fire ring/grill. Volunteers will have access to laundry facilities located in Camp Round Meadow. Verizon and AT&T systems provide excellent cellular coverage. No Wi-fi is available.

Government Furnished Property :

Volunteers will be issued a key for building access and a handheld portable radio and charging unit.


We provide Volunteers with shirts, hat, jacket, and name tag. We recommend that you bring brown or khaki pants and sturdy hiking shoes or boots. Shorts are not recommended due to the presence of Poison Ivy and ticks.

Covid-19 Requirements:

Comply with all NPS policy and public health protocols in place at the park or office.

Start Date - 2023-06-15

End Date - 2023-10-31

Activities include: Campground/Site Host;Campground Maintenance;General Assistance;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Other

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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


The U.S. National Park Service,, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.


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14707 Park Central RoadThurmont, MD 21788




  • People 55+


  • Sunday;Saturday

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