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Campground Ambassador

Share your love for DEC campgrounds by volunteering as a Campground Ambassador

Setting up a tent for the first time

The 2020 application period for the Campground Ambassador program at DEC campgrounds has now ended. Check back for details on applying for next season!

Like other campground host programs, Campground Ambassadors will assist DEC campground staff in welcoming and serving the millions of visitors who vacation in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks each year.

This is an exciting opportunity for people passionate about the outdoors to help introduce new campers to DEC facilities and other outdoor activities like hiking and fishing. Ambassadors will also aid in maintaining DEC's existing customer base by connecting campers and day users to nature via environmentally-themed activities and programming.


  • Child learning about the outdoorsMust be 18 years of age or older.
  • Will serve two weeks between July 1st and Labor Day.
  • Will arrive on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Will be on duty five days a week (weekends and holidays included) for two to five hours per day.
  • May need to act in their Ambassador role at other times to assist visitors.
  • Will be provided with a campsite for the duration of their stay.
  • Will be permitted up to 5 additional people on their campsite.
  • Are expected to bring their own camping and personal equipment, and must abide by all rules of the facility.
  • Will be given a cap and site signage which will act as their Ambassador uniform.
  • Will be given a wide range of resource materials as well as training prior to their service.
  • Will be provided with a campsite "Ambassador" sign for display on their campsite.

Examples of Duties:

  • Working together to set up a tentWelcoming campers to our facilities.
  • Familiarizing campers with our facilities and our programs.
  • Conducting programs to enrich the camping experience of our visitors (e.g. interpretive walks, introduction to outdoor activities, games and sports, outdoor cooking, family crafts, Junior Naturalist Journal)
  • Acquainting campers with various activities within the campground and places of interest in the surrounding area.
  • Helping new campers with the basics.
  • Maintaining a daily log of activities and services performed at the campground.

Participating Locations

For the 2020 camping season, the following locations will be participating:


Kenneth L. Wilson Campground and Day Use Area

Little Pond Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)

Child learning about fishing

North South Lake Campground and Day Use Area


Ausable Point Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)

Cranberry Lake Campground and Day Use Area

Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area

Golden Beach Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)

Lewey Lake Campground and Day Use Area

Luzerne Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)

Meacham Lake Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)

Moffitt Beach Campground and Day Use Area

Nicks Lake Campground and Day Use Area

Northampton Beach Campground and Day Use Area (new for 2020)

Rogers Rock Campground and Day Use Area


Interested volunteers must complete the 2020 DEC Campground Ambassador Application (leaves DEC website). Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2020.

For more information or for questions call: 518-457-2500 x1

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