Camping hosts sought for parks

The Hamilton County Conservation Department is looking for persons to become Campground Host Volunteers at the Briggs Woods Park campground and/or Little Wall Lake Park campground. There will be a New Host meeting on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Conservation office at Briggs Woods Park for anyone interested in hosting.

The program is simple. If selected as a campground host volunteer, participants will receive free camping, including water, sewer and electricity during the length of their stay. Host volunteers must be at least 21 years old, have a camper suitable for staying at least 14 consecutive days in the campground and possess a friendly attitude.

For periods of time between April 1 and Oct. 31, the volunteer will serve as a “live-in” host at the Briggs Woods Park campground.

The primary responsibilities of the host are to:

Assist campers by providing helpful information and answering questions.

Explaining park rules and regulations to campers.

Assure that campers register properly through the self-registration process.

Contact proper authorities in the event of an emergency.

Perform light cleaning of grounds, restrooms and cabins.

Close the park gate at 10:30 p.m.

Volunteers are required to be available for a minimum two-week period. Considerations will be given for an extended period of stay, conservation officials said.

Campground host volunteers need to apply at the Hamilton County Conservation Office, 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, for a personal interview prior to being appointed as a host volunteer. The application deadline is April 1. To learn more about the program or to obtain a job description and application form, contact Hamilton County Conservation at 832-9570 or stop by the office.