So what is workamping all about?

C point 1

Well, our experience is somewhat limited.  We understand that many jobs at campgrounds come under the title of camp host.   At Mount Desert Campground, there is a bit of emphasis on the work part of  workamping…   and we like it that way 🙂

This is a pic of  the point in the C section of the campground after  a number of trees were cut down…   We arrived at this location around 8:30 this morning, after enjoying a strategy session in the warmth of the office….   we are told that the temperature could break 80 degrees on Thursday, but today was cold and foggy and drizzly.   So, this type of work is good for generating heat!

2 hours later, this is what the site looked like.

c point 2There is so much truth to the phrase “many hands make light work” … well,  maybe not.. this was not light work, but  it certainly was completed in a relatively short amount of time!   of course, it was many hands aided by a tractor 🙂

this is what the campers will see when they arrive late next week.

c point 3

looks pretty nice!   and where did all of this stuff go?

on the pile 🙂

c point 4 A large truck will come by to pick this up in the next few days…    of course, not every day of workamping is like this, but we do spend the month of May  preparing the campground for the season.  It is great work – very rewarding both physically and mentally..  and we sleep really well 🙂


Back in Maine!

mdc 17 first pic

We have returned to Mount Desert Campground for our third season.  So far, we have probably seen more rain than we did in an entire month last year, but it is beautiful just the same.   This pic was taken the evening that we arrived at our campsite.

mdc 17 mossy stump

First order of the day is to rake the campground.. actually that has been the first order the last three and a half days, and it will continue to be a priority for the next week or two..  I took a quick break to take a photograph of this mossy stump…

mdc 17 campfire

We had a beautiful day yesterday, and we celebrated with our first campfire.. inviting our fellow workers to join us for the first smores of the season…    Janet made lentil soup in the morning while I whipped up a batch of molasses cookies…   life does not get much better than this!    If you happen to be camping at Mount Desert Campground this summer, be sure to stop by B 18 to say hello!