Looking for a venue that offers lots of activities for your members and their families? You don’t need to look any further than Camp Casey Conference Center. At least that’s the message from Katie Sims, SPU Director, Advancement Services. Katie commented: “At our spring President’s Circle event on Seattle Pacific University’s campus, we received feedback from our President’s Circle donors that they wanted more opportunities to gather together and celebrate SPU’s mission and vision. When we approached the conference center staff, they were excited to host an event like this. We made a site visit, met our colleagues at Casey and started making plans to pull off the best BBQ ever for our President’s Circle members.” The Manager of Conferences Services pointed out that a site visit isn’t always necessary and most events can easily be organized and coordinated via email and telephone.
What makes Camp Casey Conference Center so unique is the location. The renovated buildings and facilities date back to 1890, when the U.S. Army started building ‘Fort Casey.’ This historic venue is set on the west side of Whidbey Island overlooking the Puget Sound. Nature surrounds it: Admiralty Inlet, Heritage Forest, Crockett Lake. When it came to planning the event, a summer family BBQ was the obvious way to go. The day was filled with great food and lots of activities for all ages. Adults were treated to a tour of the historic Colonel’s House, Fort Casey and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse. All just a short walk away and those needing extra attention were driven there. Children enjoyed lawn games on the vast playfield and the heated summing pool.
“The staff rolled up their sleeves,” says Katie. “I was blown away by their support throughout the planning, setup and operation of the event. They made us feel like Family!” Staff was available for coordinating tents, tables, chairs and all the other items needed. The Dining Services Team and his staff handled all food preparation and catering service. Staff was even on hand to setup and teardown. Camp Casey Conference Center provides full service for all their events, if needed.
SPU’s President’s Circle membership is open to those who contribute $1,000 or more to Seattle Pacific University. Gifts to the President’s Circle are quickly deployed to support critical University priorities, such as student scholarships, programs, and initiatives. President Circle gifts help SPU graduate men and women of competence and character who will bring positive change to their communities, and to our world. For more information on the SPU Presidents Circle visit: http://advance.spu.edu/presidents-circle .