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Hi! Jan & Gary here. We LOVE Vermont! Having recently retired, we are implementing our plan to live on LESS than our Social Security income…by volunteering as Camp Hosts at a State Park. Our first assignment: Button Bay State Park on Lake Champlain. We have a cool RV site with full hookups and a view of the lake! We each put in 15 hours a week helping out around the park. Before the Memorial Day opening we were mowing and cleaning out & stocking the storage rooms. Now we keep the restrooms clean & tidy, spruce up campsites as they are vacated, take care of trash & recycling, and assist campers with any questions they might have.

Our free time is spent biking, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying all that Vermont has to offer. Volunteers receive a free VIP pass to all the State Parks (including camping!), as well as many museums and attractions.

It’s been a great summer and we’ve made many new friends. Button Bay feels like home…so much so, that we have already put in a request to return next year!

For our recent updates…click on “Blog”. And, yes, our request was granted! See you next year in our same spot on Loop 2 at Button Bay!