The year after we worked in Virginia, we decided to go to work for a campground in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We found the ad for the job in Workamper News, applied for it, and were hired. We were offered wages for every hour worked, a full hook-up site to live on while we worked there, and a bonus at the end of the season. Other perks included free tours and tickets to attractions, so that we could become familiar with them and sell tickets at the front desk when campers checked in.
Our campsite was beautiful! We were parked in front of a civil war era barn, that had once been used as a hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg. We had plenty of room, and our neighbors were all working at the campground.
Granite Hill Campground offered many activities for all ages. There were supervised games, fishing rodeos, dances, and twice a year, they sponsored a Bluegrass Music Festival. You can believe that the place was packed during the festivals.
Granite Hill Campground is located in the countryside outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The people who come there to relax on the weekends come from Washington, D.C; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pa. All of these places are within an easy 2-3 hour drive from the campground. There is so much to do that your kids can stay busy, while you sit outside and enjoy the time off from your job. My favorite weekend there was when they had steamed crabs!
Things to do away from the campground include touring the battlegrounds, driving around the rural area stopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, the Land of Little Horses, and the Round Barn. The Land of Little Horses has a petting zoo and sells food for the animals so you can feed them. You can also see a show with trained horses, dogs, and goats doing all sorts of tricks, including playing baseball!
You will love Granite Hill Campground, and may even become one of their regulars if you decide to go there.