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Top Hosting Tips for This 4th of July Weekend

The 4th of July—stars and stripes, good eats, and hopefully, a fully booked campground! This is one of the year’s most popular holiday weekends for a camping or glamping getaway, so we want you to feel prepared and stress-free if you’re expecting Hipcampers. Here are our top 8 tips to help you host without a hitch and provide a great experience for your Hipcampers, too.

1. Stay fire safe! 🚰

Please don’t allow fires on your property if they aren’t allowed in your county! If fires are allowed, be sure to review how to set up for safe campfires and go over fire safety expectations with your Hipcampers. Prefer not to have fires at your property? Toggle on our fire ban tool to notify all future visitors.

2. Double-check your calendar 🗓

Make sure everything looks accurate for the long weekend, including the number of Hipcampers and cars you’re expecting, plus arrival dates and times. And if you list on Hipcamp in addition to other platforms, it’s important to properly sync your calendars to avoid double bookings.

3. Learn about our Safety Standards 🧼

The health and safety of our community is our top priority during the novel coronavirus pandemic. With that, we’ve created COVID-19 Safety Standards to help you host safely this season. While we expect all Hipcamp Hosts to meet these standards, Hosts who self-certify that they have implemented them will earn a badge.

4. Ensure proper six-foot physical distancing ↔️

Adjust the spacing at your property to support six-foot physical distancing during COVID-19. Where possible, create highly visible, six-foot spacing indicators to help guests keep their distance between sites and at shared bathrooms, kitchen facilities, and other amenities.

5. Add signage for a smooth check-in ⚠️

Signs at the entrance and throughout your property help ensure Hipcampers know where to go, especially if you’re not on the property when they arrive. Consider adding signs directing them where to find parking, their campsite, and bathrooms—you can find some inspiration from other Hosts here. It’s also useful to print out and laminate our safe campfire guide for visitors to read.

6. Review your listing with our handy checklist ✅

It’s never a bad idea to revisit our listing checklist to ensure you’re prepared with correct pricing, nice photos, and a clear listing description. Running through this will help give you the peace of mind that you’re ready to host.

7. Consider adding more sites to your listing ⛺

If you have extra acreage, adding more campsites may help you make the most of the holiday. Be sure to only add sites if you’re able to do so safely while staying in line with the COVID-19 Safety Standards.

8. Need help? We’re here for you 📩

Our support team is on standby to help—simply submit a request here. Before you do so, please check our Hosting FAQ, where you may find answers to your questions. We expect a large volume of support requests, so we appreciate your patience with any delay.

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