Camp Gulf  

Workamp Information

Organization Type:Public
Org./Park Name:Camp Gulf
Avarage Ratings:

Latest Reviews

  • 2.0Review Rating

    Date of Review: 06-21-2015

    Hours worked per week/person: 30 to 40 hours

    Organization Type: Public

    Job Title: Workamper

    Did you receive Wages or Stipend ?: Yes

    Please share your comments about your experience : Camp Gulf is a nice campground with amenities. It is located on the east end of Destin, Fl. Has access to the beach from the campground which draws Rvers from near and far. As a workamper BEWARE! Workampers are poorly managed, due to office personal not doing their jobs. Office personal has favorites that they use to " SNITCH" on other workampers instead of checking out situations themselves. If you are a caring workamper and work hard it seems that they appreciate you even LESS! If you are a favorite of the office personal you can become a supervisor without having the knowledge of the job class description.

    Did you receive any special benefits or perks while workamping? : Camp Gulf gives you a golf cart to use during the day as they have a policy of " No Wheels after dark" unless you are a favorite ,this does not apply to you!

    Amenities

    FHU
    Laundry
    Cable
    Wi-Fi
    TV Antenna Reception
    Satellite TV Reception

    -- Anonymous

  • 5.0Review Rating

    Date of Review: 06-07-2015

    Hours worked per week/person: 30 to 40 hours

    Organization Type: Public

    Job Title: Beach Patrol/Reservationist

    Did you receive Wages or Stipend ?: Yes

    Please share your comments about your experience : Camp Gulf's motto is "You can't get any closer than this".. and it's true. The park extends from Hwy 98 to the sand. It's an upscale park right on one of the most beautiful beaches in Destin Fl. Camp Gulf has 200 Rv sites (16 right on the sand), 19 cabins, and a beach house. The workamper sites are located in the "Upper Park" so you don't have a view of the ocean, but you're still very close. Our positions were Beach Patrol and Reservationist. They offer other positions as well, such as landscaping, maintenance, and housekeeping. Beach Patrol's job duties were meeting guest at the gate, escorting them to their site and helping them get parked, patroling the park on a golf cart and inforcing rules, checking in on the pools every 15-30 min and if you were working evenings, collecting trash and locking up activity center at closing. At times there would be special projects they would ask if you wanted to participate in for extra hours. Reservationist job duties were answering phones, making reservations, checking in guest, collecting payments, cashier. There were 2 locations - front office and Leona's Gift Shop, located in the activity center. We worked 5 days on 2 consecutive days off. Couples work same hours with the exception of Reservationist usually go in and get off an hour before Beach Patrol. We worked 35 hours/ wk with 12 hrs per person that went toward our site. We started at $200/wk and after a raise it averaged around $220/wk. The park gets very busy during the summer. Major holidays are usually booked solid. It does get hectic at times.. such as 90 arrivals in one day. Beginning in Oct, the snow birds start coming back and the park is about 50% full of them until April-May. We found working at Camp Gulf to be very fun but challenging at times. Loved the management staff, especially Mary and Patrick (customer service managers). Everyone made us feel welcome upon arriving and part of the Camp Gulf Family. We would definitly go back!

    Did you receive any special benefits or perks while workamping? : They issue a golf cart for your assigned job but you can use it while off duty. Laundry facility is coin operated but they give you $10-15 of quaters with a sticker of your site # so you get the money back each week (so essentially, FREE laundry!). The park owner has occational workamper get togethers funded by the park. During the summer, free hotdogs on fridays. Discounted propane and items from store/giftshop.

    Amenities

    FHU
    Laundry
    Cable
    Wi-Fi
    TV Antenna Reception
    Satellite TV Reception

    -- Anonymous

  • 1.0Review Rating

    Date of Review: 03-13-2015

    Hours worked per week/person: 20 to 30 hours

    Organization Type: Public

    Job Title: Reservation / Beach Patrol

    Did you receive Wages or Stipend ?: Yes

    Please share your comments about your experience : This place is a work campers nightmare! The supervisors have not respect for you and talk down to you like trash. It reminded me of some kind of cult out of horror film. I have never seen anything like it. I retired from customer service industry and was shock how bad we were treated. People are put into supervisor positions that should be working in prison reform. We left after the third week. You are warned. Enter at your own risk!

    Did you receive any special benefits or perks while workamping? : None

    Amenities

    FHU
    Laundry
    Cable
    Wi-Fi
    TV Antenna Reception
    Satellite TV Reception

    -- Anonymous

  • 1.0Review Rating

    Date of Review: 12-30-2014

    Hours worked per week/person: 30 to 40 hours

    Organization Type: Public

    Job Title: Reservationists/beach Patrol

    Did you receive Wages or Stipend ?: Yes

    Please share your comments about your experience : Awful place to work. Reservationist supervisor talked to employees like they were dirt. Beach Patrol supervisor screamed at you if you had problem during his off hours. Very rigid, stressful work environment. Another Workamper couple left shortly after we did. The so called supervisors have absolutely no respect for the folks they supervise.

    Did you receive any special benefits or perks while workamping? : $200 per week salary, mandatory hours worked to cover site cost.

    Amenities

    FHU
    Laundry
    Cable
    Wi-Fi
    TV Antenna Reception
    Satellite TV Reception

    -- Anonymous

  • 3.0Review Rating

    Date of Review: 10-11-2014

    Hours worked per week/person: 30 to 40 hours

    Organization Type: Public

    Job Title: Workamper

    Did you receive Wages or Stipend ?: Yes

    Please share your comments about your experience : Camp Gulf is one of the few places in Florida located right on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a beautiful location in a beautiful area. The park is upscale, but aging even given constant improvements. This is a park that gets $100 - $269 in the busy summer season. During the busy seasons traffic is a nightmare, and the mostly Cajun guests can be a challenge. The job is demanding depending on the time of year you are there. Summer is of course hot and humid and if you are outside you will be suffering the effects. Older out of shape folks will feel wiped out after a 7 hour shift! The office staff are inside but they have to deal with numerous guest issues. It can feel like it has been a very long day!! The pay is decent at a starting rate of $200/wk for each person. You work 35 hours/wk each, and 12 hours go to pay for your site. It's a better deal if you are a single as you pay half of what your workamper neighbors are paying. Jobs Available: Office: guest reservations/retail sales/guest service, Beach Patrol, Landscaping, Housekeeping, and Maintenance. If you work beach escort you will be required to help folks back in rigs that have no idea of how to really navigate their RV. So if you don't know how to back a large fiver with a one ton dually, this aspect will be a big challenge for you at first. The park is tight and you are being asked to take responsibility for getting these guests in their site. There is training but "backer" beware. Winter time is a great time to be there, however that's when all the special projects get planned and depending on the job you have, you could be involved in projects you may have no interest in being a part of. There is a definite click here. If you are a Church of Christ follower, this is the park for you!! The church is right on property and does create some interesting rules. The owner would prefer to have workers who don't smoke and don't drink. There is also preferential treatment depending on your lot in life. My recommendation is that if you desire to try out this park, don't commit to a long term affair. Try it out and see if it works for you. It's best to try it and leave. If it worked for you, come back and try it again. Some folks we worked with made comments like. "never return to the same place twice!" I think that says it all for this park!

    Did you receive any special benefits or perks while workamping? : You receive a golf cart to be able to do your assigned job, but you can use it on off hours for recreation and transportation around the park. The park owner has occasional workamper get togethers that are funded by the park.

    Amenities

    FHU
    Laundry
    Cable
    Wi-Fi
    TV Antenna Reception
    Satellite TV Reception

    -- Anonymous