San Jacinto Mountain County Parks

Idyllwild Park - Camp Host

The primary role of a camp host is to provide park visitors with information, assistance and services. This is accomplished by encouraging compliance with park rules and regulations, acting as a contact in the event that emergencies occur when a ranger is off duty, and, when trained and authorized, collecting fees from a kiosk. Depending on the location, additional camp host roles may include staffing a nature center or camp store, interpreting resources, maintaining facilities and/or landscaping, removing litter, making simple repairs, and performing light housekeeping and janitorial duties or other work as assigned to support park operations.


Camp Host volunteers fulfill a minimum of 20 work hours per week in exchange for a rent-free campsite, which includes electrical (nominal monthly fee), water, and sewer hookups, where hosts may park a suitable motor home or travel trailer in good repair, subject to approval by the site supervisor.

Qualifications Required

  • Age Category Must be at least 18 or older
  • Drivers License (Copy must be submitted in order to approve.) Must be at least Class C

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day