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Become a Camp Host today!

Volunteering as a “Camp Host” for New Mexico State Parks is a very rewarding way that you can help to make a real difference! Volunteers play an essential role in helping us provide a quality outdoor recreation experience for our visitors. Camp Hosts are the first to meet and greet arriving campers and provide them with key information about the parks amenities.

Benefits: Camp Hosts receive a free campsite with full hookups in exchange for their volunteer services.

Other benefits include:

• Receive official uniform attire
• Opportunities to apply your skills and develop new ones
• Fantastic training opportunities  
• Small gifts and tokens (pens, key chains, water bottles etc.)
• Networking opportunities
• Develop friendships
• Receive heartfelt recognition
• Be a part of our state parks team!

Camp Host Duties:

• Greet and assist campers with campsite set up
• Provide visitors with information about the parks amenities and facilities.
• Assist staff with tracking and posting campground reservations
• Collect camping fees from campers
• Clean campsites and assist staff with light campground maintenance.
• Promote park activities and interpretive programs. 

Other Duties: 

• Collect visitor fees & provide information at park entrance stations  where  needed.
• Staff visitor center information desks & answer the phones where needed.
• Assist staff with office administrative tasks such as filing or data entry where needed.


NM State Parks with Camp Hosts Openings

NW Region, Location

Phone

Contact

Bluewater Lake, Prewitt NM 505-876-2391 Kelly Richerson, Manager
El Vado Lake, Tierra Amarilla NM 575-588-7247 John Rector, Manager
Fenton Lake, Jemez Springs NM 575-829-3630 Paul Lisko, Manafer
Hyde Park, Santa Fe NM 505-983-7175 Marcos Lopez, Coordinator

NE Region, Location

Phone

Contact

Conchas Lake, Conchas Dam NM 575-868-2270 Paul Fishell, Manager
Ute Lake, Logan NM 575-487-2284 Danelle Earle, Coordinator
  Rodeny Paris, Manager

SW Region, Location

Phone

Contact

Elephant Butte Lake, Elephant Butte NM 575-744-5923 Manny Sanchez, Coordinator
    Kay Dunalp, Manger
Pancho Villa, Columbus NM 575-531-2711 John Read, Coordinator

SE Region, Location

Phone

Contact

Oasis, Portales NM 575-356-5331 Valarie Russ, Coordinator
    Jim Whary, Manager
Oliver Lee, Alamogordo NM 575-437-8284 Wendy Justice, Manager
Santa Rosa Lake, Santa Rosa  NM 575-472-3110 Chris Baca, Coordinator
    Shank Cribbs, Manager
Sumner Lake, Fort Sumner  NM 575-355-2541 Ray Drake, Manager
Villanueva, Villanueva  NM 575-421-2957 Ramon Gallegos, Manager
     

 

Please Contact the Parks Directly

State Forestry
505-476-3325
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