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Episode 286 describes jobs at Silverline Lakeside Resort in Winthrop, Wash.

Today I am speaking with the staff of a resort in northern Washington State about Workamping opportunities near North Cascades National Park.

Anthony Katsonis owns Silverline Lakeside Resort near Winthrop, Wash., and Mary Schardein is the manager this summer. The 83-site campground also features an apartment, several rental trailers and a glamping tent.

The campground is looking for Workampers, especially a couple, to work immediately through October. Typically, Silverline Resort hires six Workampers a year, and they are cross-trained to do multiple jobs.

Workampers hired to do maintenance water the grass every day, handle plumbing and electrical issues, bundle firewood and keep the mowers and golf carts operating. They also serve people who rent the campground’s equipment, such as kayaks, jet skis, canoes and powerboats.

Housekeepers ensure the rentals are cleaned after someone stays in them, then make sure the restrooms and showerhouse remain clean and tidy.

Inside the office, Workampers help with reservations and staffing the camp store. On Saturdays and Sundays, Workampers help serve all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages in the restaurant.

Photo of the Katsonis family, who owns Silverline Lakeside Resort in Winthrop, Wash.
Photo of the Katsonis family, who owns Silverline Lakeside Resort in Winthrop, Wash.

The 40-year-old campground attracts a lot of families, as well as people who love outdoor activities, like boating, fishing and hunting.

The jobs usually start in April and continue through October, but Silverline Resort has an immediate opening for a Workamper this summer.

All the jobs are paid at a rate of $16.82 per hour, and Workampers are considered W-2 employees. At the end of the season, Workampers who complete their agreement receive a $1 per hour bonus for every hour worked. That can add up to a nice sum.

Workampers typically put in 30 to 40 hours per week, per person. Depending upon experience, an RV site may be provided free of charge, otherwise, Workampers would work five to 10 hours per week in exchange for an RV site.

The campground is in a remote part of Washington, however, Verizon cell phone service is often available. Workampers have access to internet service, but it may not always accommodate the ability to stream video content.

The closest Walmart is one hour away in the city of Omak; however, there are more shopping and entertainment options available two hours away in Wenatchee, Wash. The historic Bavarian-themed city of Leavenworth is a short distance from Wenatchee.

Seattle is about four hours away, as is Vancouver, British Columbia. Anacortes and the islands of Puget Sound are about three hours away. But, North Cascades National Park is only an hour away, and Anthony said it is not a really busy park, so there are lots of outdoor things to do there.

If you love to fish, have fun on the water, and be outdoors, then this will be a wonderful opportunity for you. Anthony said he’s especially looking for team players who like to come up with ideas to increase revenue, cut expenses and improve overall guest experience by making the resort more efficient.

This is Mary’s final season with Silverline Lakeside Resort, so Anthony will be looking for someone to step into the management position in 2025. He is also open to talking with Workampers who would like to work during the winter helping to keep the apartment available to rent.

For more information about the park, visit www.silverlineresort.com or call 509-724-9924. To apply, send a resume to [email protected].

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That’s all I have for this week’s show. Next week I will be speaking with a woman from Lippert Components who will describe their seRV With Purpose program, which encourages people to volunteer at opportunities around the country. I’ll have that interview on the next episode of The Workamper Show. Thanks for listening!

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a former journalist who covered the recreation vehicle industry since 2009. He started podcasting in 2014 and enjoys interviewing people about ways to live, work and play in their RVs.

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