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Lesa McDermott and Mary Byrnes talk about Girl Camper plus RV Unplugged in Episode 269

Today I am interviewing two women who are very involved in the Girl Camper movement to help women to get together to learn about RVing and enjoy the RV experience. Both women are contestants in Season Two of RV Unplugged.

Lesa McDermott is the vice president of operations for Girl Camper, and Mary Brynes works as the Nebraska guide to coordinate activities in her state. Both women are avid RVers with decades of experience.

Girl Camper was founded in 2015 by Janine Petitt, who wanted to encourage other women to go RVing either as solo campers or with their girlfriends. There was not a lot of information available at that time to help women understand the technical aspects of RVing, nor were there a lot of events to help women get comfortable with the RV lifestyle.

Today, the organization has guides in 30 states and a Facebook group touting more than 450,000 members.

Girl Camper has done more to open the door to women entering the RV lifestyle than any other organization in the RV industry. The group puts on national rallies and smaller events in many states.

Many times, the events are open only to women, but some events allow men and children to participate as well. The events page at www.girlcamper.com provides more details about ways women can connect with other women.

The organization seeks to help women understand the basics of RVing, such as towing, backing and safety issues, as well as ways to work from the road to support their travel dreams.

Girl Camper also orchestrates classes to help women understand how equipment on their RVs is supposed to work, and ways to troubleshoot problems or how to complete routine maintenance.

For more information about the Girl Camper organization and the services it provides to women, visit www.girlcamper.com.

People can also cheer on Lesa and Mary as they compete in the upcoming season of RV Unplugged. The first event airs on YouTube starting in late May.

In fact, there will be a large rally in Florida where people can meet all the RV Unplugged contestants, have fun and learn more about the RV lifestyle. The event takes place Aug. 5 to 8 at Camp Margaritaville in Auburndale, Fla. More information is available at www.rvunpluggedtv.com.

Today’s episode is brought to you by the featured employers at Workamper.com.  These Workamper employers have taken an extra step to share some photos and detailed information about their Workamper programs.

Opportunities exist for solos, couples and families, whether they are full-time, part-time, seasonal and even long-term jobs. Some are income opportunities and others involve volunteering at locations throughout the United States. Go to workamper.com/fe to meet the featured employers today.

Employers who are seeking to hire Workampers can learn about the benefits of year-round recruiting by becoming a featured employer. More information about featured employers is available at workamper.com/fedetails.

That’s all for this week’s show. I’ll be interviewing another Workamping couple again next time, so please tune in again next week for another fun 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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