Five Reasons History Fans Love Camp Casey

Five Reasons History Fans Love Camp Casey

Camp Casey is adjacent to a historic state park, Fort Casey.  In addition to this gem, here are five reasons you will enjoy Camp Casey’s location if you love history:

  1. Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve – Camp Casey sits in the heart of Ebey’s Landing which is nearly 18,000 acres of the first historical reserve of its kind. It’s part of the National Park Service. The Bluff Trail Hike, replete with pioneer homes and buildings, rates high with hikers at the Washington Trails Association.
  2. Maritime Washington National Heritage Area – Camp Casey is located within the borders of the country’s newest historic designation, just established in 2019. One of 55 National Heritage Areas created by the National Park Service and U.S. Department of the Interior, it’s the only one devoted to maritime history that covers the coastline of Puget Sound.
  3. Coupeville – The second oldest town in the state, it features dozens of historic buildings, shops, and restaurants with fresh food from the waters of Penn Cove and local farms.
  4. Historic Wharf – The most iconic structure in Coupeville, the wharf was built in 1905, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Shops, a restaurant, and educational displays offer plenty to explore.
  5. Island County Historical Museum – Also in Coupeville, the museum has two floors of artifacts, tracing the region’s history all the way back to the Ice Age. With advance planning, visiting groups may request a guided a tour.

Camp Casey Conference Center is the perfect location for an inspiring group getaway to Whidbey Island, Washington. Ideal for sports camps, church groups, outdoor education camps, summer camps, and other nonprofit endeavors, Camp Casey provides overnight accommodations and food service for groups large and small. Explore our group lodging packages and start planning your next group retreat today!