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Apply To Be A Campground Field Scout With Hipcamp

If you love to check out new campgrounds (and are an experienced outdoor photographer), Hipcamp is looking for Field Scouts to visit and stay overnight for free at campgrounds all over the U.S.

Hipcamp is looking for Field Scouts who are experienced photographers.


Hipcamp’s mission is to get more people outside. They cover traditional and unique campgrounds in all 50 states and have 2,474 parks, 9,065 campgrounds and 285,286 campsites in their database.

As a Field Scout, you will photograph unusual (but beautiful) places to go camping.


Hipcamp calls their network of photographers “Field Scouts” rather than contract photographers. This position is not full-time, but if your application is accepted, you will be a contract employee compensated with a free night of camping, plus a flat rate per listing. You are also encouraged to bring friends and other campers along if they fit within the campsite you are visiting.

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Campsites could be remote or in a metropolitan area.


You will be required to visit the various camps listed on the website. These could include campgrounds, cabins, yurts, earthships, gypsy wagons, tipis and other non-traditional camping options. Assignments could be remote or close to a metropolitan area and will be sent to your Hipcamp account.

Field Scouts must have an understanding of lighting and photography techniques.


To apply to be a Field Scout, you will need to set up a Hipcamp account and fill it in with your information, photos and some favorite camps. It is also required that you have an Instagram account and a blog or personal website that shows off your photography skills.

Field Scouts will receive free camping and a flat fee.

Hipcamp/Camp Nylen Group Camp

If you are in the San Francisco area, you will be given access to Hipcamp photography and camping equipment if you need it.