Camp Cardinal Casting Call: You Can Be Part of New Reality TV Show

Your opportunity to be part of a new reality television show awaits depending on how original, how outlandish and just how distinct you are.

Camp Cardinal RV Resort in southeastern Virginia is behind a national casting call to join the cast of “Extended Stay,” a reality show that will profile a group of young people who work and live at the waterfront campground that sprawls 38 acres along the Severn River and spills into the Chesapeake Bay.

Each episode will feature a different group of RVer guests, ranging from retired baby boomers to millennials with young families who interact with the staff that will live at the scenic campground that offers swimming in an outdoor pool, a splash park and playground, fishing, kayaking, basketball and volleyball courts and themed nighttime activities in a rustic, idyllic setting.

Hayes, Virginia is located in Gloucester County, roughly an hour from Virginia Beach to the east and from Richmond to the west and 165 miles southeast of Washington, D.C.

If you’ve seen the series “Below Deck,” which focuses on the triumphs and challenges of the staff aboard a yacht, you’ll get the gist behind “Extended Stay,” which Camp Cardinal owner Ryan Cox plans to pitch with a pair of sizzle videos that will be produced once staff and initial guests are selected.

“Think ‘Below Deck’ meets ‘The RVers,’” Cox said. “We’re looking for a diverse cast of characters who can fully express what makes them or their families unique. Creativity rules the day! We want applicants to show us why we should cast them on the show.”

Apply to be staff or a guest by filling out a short online application.

In addition, applicants must submit video that shares their name, age, education, background and employment as well as hobbies, favorites movies, books or music and their response to, “What is truly unique and special about you?” Applicants must be 18 years old and above.

Applicants are also asked to submit video that offers a funny story from their past or a personal confession, regret or secret.

Those applying to be campground workers must submit additional video that explains why they want the job, how they feel about being filmed and/or featured on reality TV along with their responses to their previous best and worst jobs.

Review the eligibility requirements before applying.

For more information and an application to apply, visit