There are many ways to execute a “work camping” lifestyle. You may consider working a Christmas season at one of the many Amazon fulfillment centers located around the country.
Amazon has one of the largest work camper utilization programs around called “Amazon Camper Force”.
Why We Chose Camper Force
We elected to try Amazon for several reasons. First, we were already work camping in Kentucky, only 40 miles from one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Secondly, we were enjoying our stay in Kentucky. In 2016 we work camped in Kentucky for 9 months. Finally, we wanted to add some money to our bank account, replenishing our lifestyle fund. Between the two of us we captured a net $12,000 for the 90 days we worked for Amazon.
Amazon pays an hourly wage plus pays for your RV space. They offer a several other benefits during your season including a a few meals. Speaking of meals, in Campbellsville, KY there is a local college that has a very nice dinning facility on campus that is open to the Amazon workers. The food selection is good and the prices are reasonable.
You can visit Amazon’s Camper Force website here: Camper Force
Or email your inquiry here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazon pays for a work camper’s RV site including electric, water and sewer. Local RV parks make a deal with Amazon to host their work campers so the conditions will vary depending on the RV park you select (or where you can find space). Imagine, 400 campers pulling into town for 3-4 months starting in September. Space becomes a premium very quickly and late in the season, you may have to drive some distance to work each shift.
Working at Amazon is work. It is physically demanding, however it can be performed by folks in their retirement years who are in fair to good condition, with the ability to lift 30-40 pounds several times a day. It requires that you bend and stoop. You must have good use of both arms and have relatively good finger dexterity.
You will be required to take a drug test.
We enjoyed our time off from work by visiting many local sites such as Maker’s Mark Distillery for their holiday party and we kayaked in a local state park when the weather permitted. One weekend we visited Louisville and stayed at the historic Brown Hotel, the home of the original Kentucky Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich.