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The Campground Host Program is offered at all of our campgrounds: C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Easterlin Park in Oakland Park, Markham Park & Target Range in Sunrise, Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, and T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park in Hollywood.

The program is designed to offer qualified couples and individuals campsites in exchange for providing certain services to the parks and their patrons. Each campground host may be called upon by park management to fulfill a variety of functions, from general assistance in the park office to basic maintenance tasks to hosting social activities. The hosts remain on call should campers need after-hours assistance.

Like all other park volunteers, campground hosts undergo an application and screening process to ensure they are well suited to the position and are qualified to serve the public. Orientation and training are provided prior to the beginning of their assignments. Campground hosts must reapply if they wish to participate in the program for a subsequent season.

So far the program has been a success, with the management of all five participating parks reporting that their hosts have provided excellent service, and campers concurring, based on the feedback received via internal surveys. The program continues to be popular and successful as it is constantly praised by park managers, patrons, and the hosts themselves. Each year, busy hosts have logged in more than 2,000 hours assisting campers and Parks staff.

For additional information about the program, please read the Campground Host Program Announcement and contact C.B. Smith Park (954-357-5170), Easterlin Park (954-357-5190), Markham Park (954-357-8868), Quiet Waters Park (954-357-5100), or T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park (954-357-8811).​