Camp Hosting in Port Angeles, WA

We’ve been here for a week and a half, and we’re adapting to the camp hosting life. Our schedule is three days on (2:00pm - 9:00pm), three days off.

I’m pretty much working the office—answering the phone, taking reservations, checking in guests, selling firewood and items in the store…

Mike works outdoors—cleaning campsites, walking the beach a couple of times each shift to pick up trash, guiding guests to their sites, spot-checking bathrooms, weed-wacking, conversing with guests, ...

The kids—mole hole clean-up, board-walk sweeping, driftwood fort dismantling (after the ‘builders” leave), weeding…

The hours and schedule are working well for us. Mike is able to do client work during the mornings on our “on” days.  I have plenty of time for laundry, cleaning, working for Mike, preparing a crockpot dinner (we get 1/2 hour dinner break, so it’s best to have something ready to eat), etc, as well. If the weather is dry (which has happened 2 days so far), the kids ride their bikes to a nearby county park to run and play.

Having the afternoon shift also means we can attend church, even if we are scheduled to work on Sunday. This past Sunday, we attended the 11:00am service at Independent Bible Church. I think it will be a good fit for us while we’re here.

There are so many interesting things to do and see within a couple of hours drive from here. At this point, we plan to spend at least one of our days off exploring. Last week’s highlight on our off day was finding the library and acquiring our library cards (we can each check out 5 items at a time). Tomorrow we’re hoping the weather will allow us to explore Port Angeles a bit. There’s a Wednesday afternoon Farmer’s Market—we’re planning to check that out, keeping an eye out for fresh fish booths!  Mike wants to take along the camera and capture some of the sites we’ve seen driving through the town. We’ll also stop at the library—the kids devoured their 5 books and are ready for more.

This short-term camphosting gig looks to be good experience for our family.

MsBoyink at the desk job

MsBoyink at the desk job

Golf cart man

Golf cart man

Kids getting back from mole hill duty

Kids getting back from mole hill duty

Have they read Tom Sawyer?

Have they read Tom Sawyer?

Branded

Branded

The kids resetting the beach so new structures can be built

The kids resetting the beach so new structures can be built

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4 Comments Camp Hosting in Port Angeles, WA

  1. Picture of DurtKlodDurtKlodJuly 21, 2011

    I’m loving the pictures and craving more… MORE…

  2. Picture of Eileen WhiteEileen WhiteOctober 31, 2011

    Hi…it was more than fun and interesting to find your page today.  We are fairly new to this business…and are currently looking for a new camp hosting job (after being flooded out of the Florida Keys).  We hope to hear more of your adventures…as it’s intriguing that you have two children along.  Very Best Wishes, Eileen

  3. Picture of Tyler JohnsonTyler JohnsonDecember 20, 2015

    Hello there…just found your blog. Wife and I are in our 40’s. We are about to do the same as your family..looking forward reading your tips…

    Happy Holidays
    Tyler/Patty Johnson
    Sedro Woolley,WA

  4. Picture of Michael BoyinkMichael BoyinkDecember 20, 2015

    Hey Tyler -

    Thanks for the comment - let us know if you have any questions. We’re happy to jump on a Skype call with folks.

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