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Recreation Intern in Topping, VA at Equity Lifestyle Properties

Date Posted: 4/29/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Topping, VA
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Job Description

Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts, and Campgrounds in North America. ELS consists of nearly 400 resorts in 32 states and British Columbia and a team of over 4,000 employees. Our beautiful communities and parks are located in the most desirable regions of the country and we offer a variety of homes and camping options to meet a wide range of customers' needs. Our guests and residents enjoy rich vacation and lifestyle experiences in our various resorts.

We are seeking qualified candidates to participate in our 2018 Recreation Intern Program for Grey's Point Camp.

Program Length:

  • 15-17 weeks (depending on program internship requirements)

Internships Available:

  • Summer (May-August/September) 
  • Fall (August/September- November) 

​Pay: $ Competitive Compensation 

Housing: On-site housing is included.

Job duties include:

  • Deliver first class customer service to our guests
  • Responsible for development of an activity schedule that includes daily, weekly and special events for guests of all ages
  • Plan the complete details of each individual event including supplies, food service, volunteers, entertainment and staff support
  • Production of a timely and detailed list of activities
  • Promotion of planned events through the use of social media, signs, bulletin boards, staff members and welcome packs
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative reports on the completion of activities, theme weekends and special events, including participant numbers, cost allocations, profit/loss, successes and recommendations for the future
  • Survey and solicit guests to determine the recreation needs of guests
  • Solicit volunteers to assist with recreation activities and events
  • Complete expectations of school internship/practicum requirements in a timely manner and communicate appropriately with school advisors and the internship property
  • Provide guests with impromptu activities when changes in weather or business warrant.
  • Inspect recreation facilities and amenities to ensure proper and safe operations.
  • Coordinate preparation prior to, and clean up after, of building and facilities for events
  • Assist with implementation of large group events and rally groups
  • Report any required maintenance on resort campsites, buildings, amenities or grounds.
  • In addition to the duties described here, other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by the resort. All staff members are expected to assist in other job functions as needed by the resort

Job Requirements Include:

  • Pursuing collegiate degree in recreation, leisure, hospitality, event management, or similar major
  • Must be willing to obtain lifeguard, CPR and first aid certifications upon employment
  • Ability to work indoor/outdoor environments which is noisy, hot and at times very hectic
  • Keyboarding skills and computer literacy
  • Able to lift 50 pounds safely
  • Work independently as well as with a team
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule based on operational needs, including weekends and holidays
  • Must have a valid Drivers License

In return for your excellent skills and abilities, you may be eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision plans, a generous 401k employer match, and paid vacations, holidays, and sick time. Starting wage for this position is $10 per hour.

We invite you to visit our web site at for additional information regarding our exceptional resort communities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and thank all applicants.