CAMPspace is helping bring coworking to the Route 1 corridor.
The Hyattsville coworking space joins Dream Village just down the street in bringing the growing trend of office-sharing to the area.
Located at 4214 Gallatin St., across the street from the Masonic Lodge, the soon-to-open CAMPspace will offer drop-in coworking and rented space.
The Hyattsville Wire spoke recently with founders Patrice and Ronald Cameau to learn more.
How does CAMPspace work?
CAMPspace is a cowork space that offers all of the professional amenities needed to work effectively! Small business owners, remote workers and creatives can access our space during normal business hours via affordable monthly memberships or daily pop-in rates. CAMPspace also has a conference room that can be booked hourly. Lastly, the entire space can be rented for private events and photo shoots on evenings and weekends.
How do you differ from other coworking spaces?
CAMPspace offers a look and feel that’s different from anything else in the area. With the help of interior designer Lush Fete, we were able to create a calm, homely environment that makes working really comfortable. Aside from the design, however, CAMPspace is more than just a place to work. We’re building a community that is committed to your full professional growth — not just when you need high-speed internet or a conference room to have a meeting. Being a member of CAMPspace provides an opportunity to have a place and space to grow whatever it is you’re trying to grow, and do it with people who are trying to do it, too.
Have you run something like this before? What are your other jobs?
I work as a strategic communications consultant, offering a host of branding and P.R. solutions to small business owners and non profit organizations. My husband, Ronald, is a cyber analyst and 20-plus year Army Reservist. While this is our first brick and mortar business, we spent the last two years hosting pop-up cowork events throughout the county to ensure the business model worked.
How did you come to choose Hyattsville?
Hyattsville is home! Ronald grew up here, attending Lewisdale Elementary, St. Marks (which no longer exists) and DeMatha. We also own a home in Hyattsville and actually first met 15-plus years ago at the Mall at Prince Georges. We really couldn’t think of a better place to start our business and give back to a community that’s given us so much!
What do you think the future of workspaces is?
By 2020, 40 percent of the workforce will be location independent. Cowork spaces, like CAMPspace, exist to not only answer this demand, but also to help independent workers build community and forge relationships with others. I envision more CAMPs opening to meet the needs of suburban millennials who need work space options.
To see a snapshot of CAMPspace’s interior, click here.