Open-Space & Natural Resources

Harford Springs Reserve - Park 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

Mission Statement

Mission Statement of RivCoParks!

To acquire, protect, develop, manage, and interpret for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of areas of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historic importance.


Vision of RivCoParks!

To be the regional leader in improving lives through people, parks, places and programs.


Values of RivCoParks!





Outstanding Service