Camp Casey Conference Center offers a diverse selection of plant and animal life. Every spring, naturalist Jon McGinnis guides groups through the heritage forest and meadows on the property. These walks create an outdoor classroom, offering a stimulating way to learn about nature. Participants experience ecological diversity and see the complex way forest habitats are impacted by weather and the shoreline. It’s not uncommon to spot wildlife, including deer and birds.
Plant growth cycles, methods of plant propagation, and even decay cycles are easier to understand when seeing them firsthand. During the tour, participants learn from McGinnis why certain plants or animals thrive and how human interaction impacts nature.
A scavenger hunt is another option to add to your group’s stay at Camp Casey. The scavenger hunt turns learning into an interactive game and lets students enjoy searching and gathering plants. They gain the ability to identify plants, as well as remember interesting facts about them.
Although aimed at younger students, participants of every age benefit from the forest meadow walk or scavenger hunt. The 90-minute forest meadow walk is limited to 50 students and is only available weekdays. When booking your stay, be sure to ask how to offer a guided walk or scavenger hunt to enrich your organization’s experience at Camp Casey.
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!