Four Generations of Campers

Four Generations of Campers

Four generations of family mark holidays at Casey Conference Center. Members of the Asmus family, ranging in age from 1 to 81, came to the Casey Conference Center to celebrate the recent winter holidays together. They spent Christmas and ushered in a snowy new year at Casey. It has been a focal point of family celebrations over the years. In addition to being the locale for holiday get-togethers, the Asmuses have used Casey Conference Center to host birthdays and family events.

“It’s just so incredibly beautiful,” said Sherry Asmus-Pierce. “No matter how many people are here, you don’t feel crowded.” The Asmus family has connections to the conference center. Sherry’s husband, Tom, formerly helped manage the site.

Growing up, Sherry’s grandchildren would visit their grandparents, who lived on the grounds. Granddaughter, Ashleigh Chambers, said she and her siblings would visit the center’s Sea Lab. They would interact with the sea anemones, octopuses, sea cucumbers, and starfish housed there. During family reunions, the gymnasium hosted many dodge ball tournaments.

With around 25 family members, the conference center provided the space the family needed. Staying in the Bachelor Officers Quarters, the Amuses brought their own food and found the building’s kitchen big enough to accommodate the large group.

Camp Casey is open and requires guests to follow COVID guidelines. The dorm-style lodging (Company Quarters A, H, J, and BOQ), along with the smaller houses such as the Alumni House, the Quartermaster’s Building and the Firehall, remain open. The Fort Casey Inn is also open for guests.

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. Send us an email today to get the conversation started on rates, dates, and your next adventure at