Making a little extra money on the road is a good thing. It helps with those tank fills, special stops, and unexpected emergencies. Workamping jobs are great for full-time RVers. You almost always get a spot with full hookups and, in many cases, an hourly wage. You also typically get to stay in some pretty awesome places.
This summer, I’ve been in Maine working at a fish camp. Rideouts Lodge and Cottages. They have me cleaning cabins and serving food. I’ve also worked in the office a few days, taking phone calls and helping guests as needed. The camp is a lovely place, right on the lake. The new owners are pretty cool and the old owners are as well.
It’s not easy work, but it is simple work… if you know what I mean. With the pandemic, we’re having to be more cognizant of cleanliness as well as keeping our guests socially distanced. Guests must have a negative test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine which is keeping everyone safe so far.
I’ve been working a lot. There have been a few weeks that I haven’t had a day off, but those are often tempered with weeks that I’m only on the schedule for 2-3 days. I’ve even had quite a few days that I’ve worked breakfast in the morning, cleaned cabins after breakfast and into the afternoon, then come back for dinner in the evening. Those days are exhausting!
And the camp is so far away from everything. I’d forgotten what it’s like to be somewhere that doesn’t have a Walmart 5 minutes away. Or a pharmacy
But it’s not all work. I’ve had the opportunity to get out on the lake in one of the kayaks. The old owners have even taken me out a few times on their pontoon boat. And I’ve taken a trip down to Massachusetts to get the doggos some more food which gave me the chance to visit Freeport and go to the LL Bean campus. We’ll save that story for another post.