Today is the Fall Equinox and what better way to celebrate the back-to-school season than getting an education about the ins and outs of workamping? The workamping concept is simple: you work for an employer during a specified amount of time in exchange for a RV campsite – and in the best arrangements, hourly wages, too. One month from now you can learn all about workamping if you point your rig to beautiful Heber Springs, Arkansas to attend the twice-yearly Workamper Rendezvous conference for RVers (http://www.workamper.com/rendezvous2013/index.html).
Developed by Workamper News, Inc. (http://www.workamper.com), the Workamper Rendezvous occurs from October 22 to 24 and is the only event dedicated to helping full-time RVers learn about making the most of the workamping and full-timing lifestyle. From campground host arrangements to selling Christmas trees, full-time RVers are given the low-down about prospering on the road, including how to create effective resumes, the best states for RVers to declare residency in, and the tax implications of doing so. For a basic registration fee of $227 the conference provides three full days of extensive seminars hosted by experienced professionals and full-timers.
In addition to the seminars you can also sign up for smaller, more one-on-one sessions with presenters who can give you tailored insight and ideas about your own personal vision for workamping on the road. These “bonus day” seminars can enhance your knowledge about full-timing by explaining everything from how to buy your full-timing RV to living a healthy lifestyle on the road and even how to diagnose and treat RV repairs.
I can vouch that the conference is a worthwhile detour. A few years ago Jim and I happened to be in North Arkansas when the Workamper Rendezvous was already in progress so we decided to make a pit stop at the nearby Greers Ferry Lake campground which hosts conference attendees. We had the opportunity to chat with attendees and walk the conference location and were quickly impressed with the energy level and enthusiasm of the event. Everyone we met was glad that made the trek out to Arkansas and said they were certain that they learned tons of useful information which could be applied to their own workamping experiences.
Attending the conference is akin to getting on the fast-track course to workamping. Sure, there are lots of free Internet resources that can help you find work on the road, but Workamper News is the only one that’s been in existence for over 20 years and no other organization provides the same level of support. Their cornerstone event is the only one that brings together lifestyle leaders, experts and full-timers to help you expand your knowledge about full-time RVing and workamping. As a member since 2007, I’m a little biased, but through the years this group has proven to be indispensable to helping Jim and I live a prosperous life as young, working-age full-timers.
Should you miss this event, there’s another one coming up in spring. Workamper holds the same conference in the first half of the year, but if there’s any chance you can start traveling toward Arkansas now, I highly recommend doing so. After all, why put off your dreams any longer? If you’re serious about finding a way to get on the road while keeping your costs down, the Workamper Rendezvous will help you get there faster than you thought possible.
For more information visit the Workamper Rendezvous website at http://www.workamper.com/rendezvous2013/index.html.
Rene Agredano and her husband, Jim Nelson, became full-time RVers in 2007 and have been touring the country ever since. In her blog, Rene chronicles the ins and outs of the full-timing life and brings readers along to meet the fascinating people and amazing places they visit on the road. Her road trip adventures are chronicled in her blog at LiveWorkDream.com.