Rent-A-Tent camp for the cherry harvest in Washington state

Cherry growers throughout Washington state are eligible to use this program to house their seasonal employees.

Rent-A-Tent is a Washington State Department of Community Trade and Economic Development (CTED) program operated by the Washington Growers League.

Important guidelines for growers who want to participate in the Rent-A-Tent program:

  • Growers must provide cooking, bathing and restroom facilities as well as a concrete pad for each tent.

  • All facilities, their location and operation must meet Washington State Department of Health regulations (WAC 246-361) for cherry harvest camps.

  • Growers must license their facility with the Washington State Department of Health each year prior to operating the facility.

  • Cherry harvest tents may be used for employees engaged in the harvesting of cherries only. No other use is allowed.

Tents are approximately 14' x 24' and are provided with seven folding cots each. The cost per tent with cots is $12 per night, including delivery, set-up and removal.

Once a grower has established a facility and is ready to rent tents, the grower must sign a rental contract with the Washington Growers League. Contracts are renewed annually.

WGL will schedule delivery and set-up times with individual growers, depending on the grower's needs. WGL will deliver and set up the tents and folding cots on the tent pads provided by the grower. At the end of the season, WGL will clean and sanitize the tents and cots and remove them for storage until the following season.

The grower is responsible for maintaining the tents while they are in use.

Rent-A-Tent site near Pangborn Memorial Airport in Wentachee WA

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For more information about the Rent-A-Tent program,

 Michelle Brooks
Housing Office Administrator
Office: (509) 670-3032
Yakima Office: (509) 575-6315

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Rent-A-Tent Program

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