It’s hard to believe we have only two more weeks left in our assignment at Hoop Lake. Our area managers have already approached us with the “year-end” paperwork, including the forms to either work at Hoop again next year or transfer to another campground.
Apparently quite a few camp hosts choose to stay at the same campground for at least two years. Our Area Managers have had the same campground for nine years now. Of course, these camp hosts can “lock in” their choice for next season at the end of this season.Paul and I have always planned to do a different campground – in a different area of the country – every year. We’ve thought about Lake Powell for next year. We’ve also considered Island Park, Idaho – just southwest of Yellowstone Park. Grand Canyon is another option we’re looking into. We’re researching other options as well.
The further from home we venture next year, the more critical it will be to have cell phone and internet access within a 20 – 30 minute drive, so we can keep track of what’s going on in our rental business. Here at Hoop we can’t get access until just a few miles outside of Mountain View, WY, about 45 minutes. It hasn’t been a problem, though, because we are able to get home every week. American Land and Leisure operates several campgrounds within two hours of home; several of these look promising as well.Our area managers are encouraging us to make a decision by October 15. We’ll be doing some traveling in September, which should give us the opportunity to investigate Island Park and see what else is available in Idaho and Wyoming.