What are the steps to enroll in the program?
- Once you accept a position with us, complete this survey to alert us that you are interested in participating in the program.
- We will send you a list of hosts who have expressed an interest in hosting. The list will include the host contact information and general info, a description of the accommodations they are able to offer and the cost they are expecting to charge each week for a room.
- You will be responsible for reaching out to any host families that interest you to discuss specific arrangements.
- Please alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have confirmed an arrangement. There will be a $250 placement fee that will be deducted from your first paycheck. This placement fee covers a portion of the free week of camp each host family receives.
What amount of rent will I be expected to pay?
Housing arrangements vary, but you can expect to pay around $200/week for a room. There is also a $250 placement fee that will be deducted from your first paycheck. This placement fee covers a portion of the free week of camp each host family receives.
Will I have my own room/bathroom?
We do ask that families provide a private room for you. However, you may be expected to share a bathroom.
Will I be expected to babysit?
That is between you and the host family and should be outlined up front so both parties are aware of expectations.
How will I get to work each day?
You will be responsible for getting yourself to work each day. Avid4 Adventure does reimburse staff for any bus/train fare to/from camp each day. You will need to turn in your receipts for fares/rider cards to your camp leadership team each week.
What kind of arrangement can I expect?
The hosting arrangements vary from family to family based on each situation – some offer a room, while others are looking for a house sitter while the family is away for the summer. There have been times that the host family asks that the staff be available to help with childcare, as well. Because of the variety of scenarios, Avid4 Adventure’s main role is to connect potential hosts with staff and then allow the 2 parties to agree on terms.
Will I have a curfew?
That should be determined between you and the host family.
What are some other housing options in the Bay Area?
Housing Resource Guide – This is a list of places our team has found near the various camp locations. By no means is this a full list, but might be a great start for you!
Avid4 – Fun in CA Facebook Page – great source for connecting about all things Avid, including housing, in the Bay Area.
Rentashare –Rentashare is defining a new co-living experience where creators, and academics can come together to socialize, share ideas and develop relationships that will last a lifetime. Pricing is pretty reasonable!
Avid4 Staff Housing Contact list – google sheet that staff populate with their contact info if they are seeking housing. The hope is that a few staff can find a place together!
Sanborn County Park – $18/night campsites, showers available! Great for those working at our Burlingame or Palo Alto camps.
NextDoor.com – cool “private social network for your neighborhood.”
Nesterly – connects people with rooms for rent with people that need to rent rooms.
University Facebook pages – Most universities have public FB pages. Examples: Mills College, Santa Cruz.
WorkAway – fun, creative website where you work/trade some in exchange for small jobs or tasks around the house.