Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) will be hosting a Work Kamper Boot Camp March 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Branson, Mo., KOA campground. The event is open to both current members of KOA’s Work Kamper Program, as well as non-members who may be considering the Work Kamping lifestyle, according to a news release.
The all-day session is intended to add expertise in KOA systems and practices for current KOA Work Kampers, and introduce potential Work Kampers to this career. Along with having the ability to network with fellow KOA Work Kampers, those attending Boot Camp will receive the “KOA Boot Camp Graduate” icon on their Work At KOA website resume; take advantage of one-on-one training to help use the Work At KOA resume website; and also get help finding a job for next season at the KOA Work Kamper Virtual Job Fair.
The Work Kamper Boot Camp is free to current members of the KOA Work Kamper Program. Non-members will be charged a $20 per person fee. The Branson KOA Campground is offering free nights of camping to those who attend the full day of Work Kamper training. A free lunch will also be provided.
Current KOA Work Kamper Program members can register by signing on to the www.workatkoa.com website. Non-members can register by emailing Shari Scribner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) is offering a free one-day session of its popular KOA Work Kamper Boot Kamp training April 21 at the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Campground, according to a press release.
“Our KOA Work Kamper Program provides our KOA owners with a well-trained, experienced work force, so keeping our Work Kampers up to date is a top priority,” said Mike Booth, assistant vice president of franchisee services for KOA.
The KOA Work Kamper Program currently has approximately 1,500 active teams who are matched with KOA owners offering jobs in their parks. KOA Work Kampers who complete a full camping season are eligible to become KOA All-Star Work Kampers with increased benefits, including travel vouchers at KOA’s when traveling to a campground for work.
“We train KOA Work Kampers to be fully versed in top-level customer service practices and we make them familiar with our quality and facility standards,” said Booth. “Once they become familiar with KOA’s service culture, it’s very easy for Work Kampers to move from one KOA to the next.”
A portion of the April 21 training session will include a “Virtual Job Fair,” where KOA Work Kampers will be able to meet via the internet with KOA owners throughout North America.
The KOA Work Kamper Boot Kamp session at the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA is free for subscribed KOA Work Kampers and will include a free breakfast and lunch. To register for the April 21 training or to learn more about the KOA Work Kamper program, go to www.workatkoa.com .
Work Kampers who want to stay at the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA are responsible for their own reservations. Just call the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA at 800-562-7701 after registering for Boot Kamp.