Membership Related Questions
Q. Do I have to be a member of Escapees RV Club?
A. Yes, membership is necessary. Membership is easy, inexpensive and there are no limitations on who can join. Join Escapees Link
Q. Can I join the Escapee’s RV Club when I arrive at Jojoba Hills for a stay?
A. We are happy to assist you in becoming an Escapee’s member when you arrive or you may signup online prior to your visit. Your membership is effective immediately. By using your credit card you will be given an active SKP number that enables you to stay at our resort.
Q. Are there other restrictions on who can become a member at Jojoba Hills?
A. Jojoba Hills provides a home base for active adult (55+) RVers and is not to be considered a year-round residence. As such, those seeking membership are required to have a licensed and functioning RV that is less than twenty (20) years old. Members must also be capable and willing to contribute their talents and labor in maintaining our resort cooperative.
Q. What is the first step to becoming a member at Jojoba Hills?
A. The first step is to put your name on the Jojoba Hills wait list. This guarantees that you will be contacted in order of your place on the list when a site becomes available. We require a deposit of $1,000 plus a non-refundable administrative processing fee of $100. The deposit is applied against the cost of your membership and is fully refundable should you withdraw your name from the list.
Q. Does membership in Jojoba Hills affect my state of residence?
A. As a Member of Jojoba Hills you own no property in the resort so your membership has no affect on your resident state and country.
Q. Are there ongoing costs for membership?
A. There is a modest monthly fee to cover operating expenditures of the resort and to maintain a healthy reserve fund. The monthly fee includes cable, water, trash, in park phone service, high speed Internet, and sewer. You are responsible for your electric and propane usage.
Volunteer Related Questions
Q. Do I have to volunteer?
A. When you become a Member of Jojoba Hills you sign an agreement to abide by the rules and bylaws. In the bylaws it states, “It is intended that all Members shall share their experience and knowledge for the benefit of the Resort, and that all Members who are able to do so shall contribute labor, time and skills toward the betterment of the Resort”.
Q. Do I have to work every day?
A. Definitely Not. When it comes to volunteering Members find their own balance. Most ongoing jobs only require an hour or so, once or twice a week. When needs arise, a notice may be posted on our internal cable channel asking for help. Generally, the response to such a call is overwhelming.
Q. How do I participate when I’m traveling?
A. You are not expected to volunteer when away from the resort. However, some Members have found ways to participate even while traveling.
Q. Do I have to give up my membership if I am not willing to work?
A. If you are unable to participate in the upkeep of Jojoba Hills, this may not be the place for you. This is a private resort managed and run by and for the Members. Without the energetic participation of our Members, a much larger and more costly employee staff would be required. In general, Members volunteer in areas they enjoy. It is seen as a wonderful opportunity to interact with each other while taking pride in our wonderful resort. Erma Bombeck may have expressed it best: “Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”