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You’ve got options …

If you can’t make the job fair on February 6 we won’t hold it against you.

Interested applicants may visit our website, print an application and complete it. Then you have two options:

Option A: Drop it off at the Lake Rudolph office or the Santa Claus Christmas Store.

Lake Rudolph Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST
Santa Claus Christmas Store Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST. Closed on Mondays.

Option B: Mail it to the appropriate entity.

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort
Attn:  Human Resources Manager
PO Box 98
Santa Claus, IN  47579

Santa Claus Christmas Store
Attn:  Human Resources Manager
PO Box 199
Santa Claus, IN  47579

Easy as pie.







I’m the map, I’m the map!

Maps are important. Columbus had maps when he sailed to the new world. I’m sure Lewis and Clark had maps. Dora the Explorer is the map.

If you are making plans to visit us this summer, or if you’ve already made your reservations, check out the map below to determine where your site is. Or where you want your site to be! 🙂

You know what they say … location, location, location.







See you at the fair …

Our job fair that is! Lake Rudolph Campground and the Santa Claus Christmas Store will be holding a job fair on Saturday, February 6, at the Santa Claus American Legion.

If you’re looking for fun, seasonal work then we’ve got you covered!

Here’s the scoop:

WHEN: Saturday, February 6.            9:00 a.m. – Noon CST.

WHERE: Santa Claus American Legion; in the upper level.

WHAT: Lake Rudolph Campground & Santa Claus Christmas Store Job Fair.

We are hiring up to 120 seasonal positions! College students, high school students, retirees and others are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least 16 years old, with some positions requiring the applicant to be older.

Lake Rudolph Campground has seasonal positions available in the following areas: Housekeeping, Maintenance, Grounds, Call Center, Welcome Center, Camp Store, Lifeguards, Security, and Shuttle Drivers.

The Santa Claus Christmas Store has seasonal positions available as Retail Associates and Shipping/Receiving.

If you can’t make it to the job fair we’ve got your back. Applications will also be available at the Lake Rudolph office and the Santa Claus Christmas Store during regular business hours. Completed applications should be returned by March 13, 2010.







The view from across the fence …

While I was out in the campground last week I noticed what a great view we have of the Wildebeest construction at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. After all, we are right next door.

Wildebeest, the world’s longest water coaster, is one-third of a mile long and it will thrill riders for two-and-a-half splashing minutes of hills, drops, twists and turns. Umm … and did I mention a four-story drop at a 45-degree angle?!

The location of this speedy rascal is across the way in our upper Dasher section. Here’s the view from across the fence … complete with lots of trees!

Holiday World opens weekends on May 1. Splashin’ Safari, and Wildebeest, open  May 14. Click here for the 2010 operating schedule. And don’t forget … we sell discount tickets in our camp store!







Ode to Camping

I came across these fun camping quotes and thought I’d share.

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations.  When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. ~ George Carlin.

Camping: nature’s way of promoting the motel industry. ~ Dave Barry.

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another.  It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

It always rains on tents.  Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. ~ Dave Barry.

But hey … there’s a silver lining to the rain. Because we offer rental RV’s. How cool is that?







Transformers …

Many of you know that we had an unfortunate office fire at the end of 2008. For now we’re located in a temporary trailer right behind where the old office building was located.

Construction on the new office is underway … it has been rainy and snowy so I feel for the guys. We’re scheduled to be in the new office by the end of summer this year.

When I saw the crane looking piece of machinery roll in I knew that I had to take photos. It looks like a machine straight outta Transformers. Photos below …







Hash It Out

Hashtags that is. Lake Rudolph is now using the #LRCRR hashtag on Twitter.

If you aren’t familiar with hashtags, the easiest way to explain is that anyone who uses those particular characters, #LRCRR for example, will have all their tweets congregated on one page together. It is a great way for all tweeps to post about the same subject together … and it is easily searchable. Or that’s how I’m explaining it.

So Lake Rudolph tweeps … when you’re talking about your summer stay or HalloWeekends make sure you tag the tweet with the #LRCRR hashtag.







Warm Fuzzies

One of the greatest things about tourism is the warm fuzzy feeling you get when a guest has a great stay. When you did your part and made their stay enjoyable. You know … that above and beyond factor. Here are a few “warm fuzzies” from our guests …

“The only thing that would have made it more enjoyable was to be able to stay longer than we did.”
– Tami in Freesburg, Illinois.

“Lake Rudolph is an EXCELLENT campground! It is very clean and well kept. We have been going there for years. The HalloWeekends are just awesome! We have so much fun; keep up the good work!”
– Susan in Lexington, Indiana.

“The trip this past May was excellent. The people working at the park and all of the surroundings and activities are EXCELLENT! We plan on coming a couple more times this year and we are definitely telling our friends about the campgrounds.”
– Mark in Shiloh, Illinois.

“Where do I begin. Lake Rudolph is the best RV park to stay in hands down. I have been coming for years and live 5 hours away. The staff are friendly, everything is clean and maintained and the continuing upgrades every year are AMAZING. The only complaint I have is that I live too far away. Where else could you go and find the family focused atmosphere present at Lake Rudolph and Holiday World? Family friendly, priced right, attentive staff, good movies at the pavilion and all kinds of activities for everyone. Thanks everyone for making Lake Rudolph so much fun every year. Security staff are wonderful and friendly too!!”
– Steve in Westerville, Ohio.

A huge thank you to all our wonderful guests. We’re looking forward to creating more memories this year! To read more comments from our guests or to make reservations, you may visit our homepage.







Time is running out …

To visit our Santa Claus Land of Lights … this is the last weekend! We will be open on January 2 and 3 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. CST.

Here are few comments we’ve heard:

“The Land of Lights was wonderful. Six of varying ages went and all loved it!”

“LOVED the Land of Lights! The kids took turns reading the story boards and had a blast! Awesome!”

It’s been a big hit with the kiddos. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. And … you can save $2 by printing a coupon online!







Happy New Year … and Reservations

Happy New Year! And yes I said reservations, not resolutions.

Are you making travel plans for the new year? We are accepting reservations for 2010. Make reservations for a rental cabin or RV, or a rental site. Whatever your needs our call center can help.

Don’t procrastinate … especially if that was a resolution … and make plans now. Call us at 1-877-478-3657 or make reservations online!