Free Camping For Being A New York Camping Ambassador
If you love camping in the Adirondacks or Catskills, the Department of Environmental Conservation would love for you to play host. Officially it's called, Camping Ambassador. In a nutshell, they'll hook you and up to five friends with a free site if you'll help with activities and assist new campers.
There is some commitment to being an Ambassador. You have to serve a minimum of two weeks between July 1 and Labor Day. A week is considered 5 days including holiday and weekends for two-five hours each day. Among your dutes will be welcoming campers and assiting new-comers with the basics. Hosting walks, explaining activities available at the park, cooking facilties and family crafts.
6 parks in the Adirondacks and 2 in the Catskills participate in the Ambassador program. Get more details and the application at the DEC's website. Deadline to apply is March 30.
SOURCE: New York Department of Environmental Conservation