Become a camp host in Southern California

Become a camp host in Southern California


Program details

Splitrock Farm and Retreat was established in January 2021 in Southern California. Originally part of a 160-acre avocado farm that thrived from 1970 to 2017, Spiltrock Farm now is a glamping and camping site and retreat center. Splitrock’s charm lies in its unique groves, majestic granite boulders, and stunning vistas. The hillsides are dotted with massive granite boulders, giving the landscape a prehistoric feel.  Splitrock Farm and Retreat is accepting applications for short-term (1 to 3 month) work stays – living on out beautiful 101 acre property under mentorship in exchange for skills and labor to develop the property and programs.

About the work exchange program

Words from you host

Splitrock Farm and Retreat is seeking a hospitable and organized individual to serve as our Co-Camp Host. You will be responsible for managing camper communications, facilitating campsite turnovers and maintenance, and providing a welcoming and supportive environment for guests. This position offers a unique opportunity to blend hospitality management with hands-on farm experience, all while enjoying the tranquility of our natural surroundings.

As part of your work-stay 10 hours per week, you may be asked to perform these tasks during designated shifts across several Co-Camp Hosts:

  • Communicate with campers before and after their arrival to provide essential information, answer questions, and ensure a smooth check-in and check-out process.
  • Coordinate inquiries, reservations, and add-ons (Camp Shop, Experiences, Events) through email, phone, or online platforms, maintaining accurate records and calendars.
  • When requested by the guests, personally welcome guests upon arrival and provide orientation to the campground facilities and amenities.
  • Monitor campground areas for cleanliness, safety, and compliance with rules and regulations, addressing any issues or concerns promptly and professionally.
  • Assist with campsite general maintenance activities as needed, including gardening, landscaping, and facility upkeep,.
  • Foster a warm and inclusive atmosphere for campers, volunteers, and community members, embodying the values of hospitality, respect, and environmental stewardship.

Camp Hosts at Splitrock Farm and Retreat have the ability to earn income through camping add-ons, events, classes, and activities. Camp Hosts are expected to share the load in campsite turnovers and tent set-ups. The other income opportunities are optional and limited.

Coordinate campsite turnover between guests, including cleaning, restocking supplies, and ensuring each site is prepared to welcome new arrivals.

  • You will be paid $20 per glamp site, $10 per private campsite, $3 per communal campsite turnover you perform.
  • Commission on Camp Store sales. We stock firewood, mugs, S’mores Kits, and other camping needs and forgetful items. Camp Hosts receive 10% commission on their sales in the Camp Shop, and 50% commission on profit for items they procure or create.
  • Facilitate, coach, or teach wellness, fitness, art, and education offerings. Splitrock Commons includes a yoga platform, geodome, amphitheater, catering kitchen, FarmFit exercise area, and MindFit Manifestation Hike. We currently offer yoga, soundbaths, breathwork, and more…. What can you offer? Rate is negotiable based on experience and demand.
  • Event sales, operations, and/or management. Earn commission on event ticket sales, or partner with Splitrock and share revenues by hosting your own event that vibes with Splitrock’s character.
  • Create your own business that co-ops with Splitrock’s services. What service or product can you offer to create and sell? Farmer? Fitness instructor? Craftsman? Animal care?”

What’s in it for You?

  • Accommodation – we prefer that our work-stayers arrive with their home, usually a van, skoolie, or RV. We can set-up a 13ft diameter (192sqft) bell-tent for temporary accommodation for up to two weeks. Enquire about our custom van that we offer to Camp Hosts in the right situation. While we lack accommodation options, we excel in living in paradise. An immersive experience in a tranquil natural environment, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, wildlife and farm animals, fresh air, and the sounds of nature.
  • San Diego climate, and De Luz Heights micro-climate with no frost and, no severe heat. 5 Miles from downtown Fallbrook and all the shops and services you’ll need.
  •  Southern California connectivity and culture.
  • Abundant soil to grow nearly anything.
  • Energetic land to recharge and be inspired by nature.
  • Prehistoric landscape, think green and lush Joshua Tree.
  • Best views in SoCal of ocean, mountains and everything in between.
  • 2 hours from LAX, 1 hour to SAN and SNA.
  • All work-stayers are welcome to take any open seat for free in most of our weekly wellness and fitness activities. This includes yoga, soundbaths, guided hikes, and much more. Splitrock hosts regular live music and community events to participate, volunteer, or attend.
  • Access to amenities and facilities offered by the retreat, including hiking trails, meditation spaces, a communal kitchen, and more.

Learn, network, and collaborate in a strong, supportive Splitrock community of work-stayers and VanLifers. Learn new skills in sustainable living, permaculture, off-grid lifestyle, community building, rights of passage, event management, hospitality, farming, animal husbandry, entrepreneurship.”



Accomodation offer

You might need to book a cheap accommodation on your way to California, USA. If you book your stay through our website, you support to list more great and free job opportunities worldwide. Click here for booking!

Flight offer

You’ll probaly need to book a cheap flight to California also. If you book your flight through our website, you support to list more great and free job opportunities worldwide. Click here for booking!


Program highlights


Contact details

Address: 39032 Harris Trl, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Phone: n.a.

Contact host directly:




image credits: