Camp Casey Conference Center is well known for its spectacular outdoor vistas, gorgeous beaches and wide-open playfield. What many visitors don’t realize is that the Conference Center also offers accommodations for indoor recreation. Whether it’s a sport, activity, class or training session, the gymnasium building provides a comfortable space for a wide array of indoor recreation.
The gymnasium is one of the original buildings at Camp Casey, built at the turn of the century by servicemen who specialized in building ships decks. Because of their unique building background, the builders put the gym floor together as they would a ship’s deck, from the outside inward, rather than from one side of the room to the other. The unique wood floor and antique building give the gym a unique sense of character.
“Our upper gym is a three quarter size basketball court. It is your basic old school gym.” Robyn Myers, Manager of Conference Services for Camp Casey Conference Center, said. “It’s kind of fun and nostalgic.”
Various groups have rented the space for a multitude of activities, including karate, self-defense classes, CPR training, basketball and even indoor soccer. Camp Casey staff tries to make sure the space can accommodate a wide variety of uses.
“We’ve had some epic dodge ball games in there. Folks can check out balls from the office, and we also have a volleyball net we can put up,” Myers said. There are two downstairs rooms. One has a pool table; the other room has two Ping-Pong tables, a pool table and foosball table. Some of our men’s groups do billiards competitions.”
The Camp Casey Conference Center gymnasium is a great asset for groups with recreation-based retreats, or those just looking to blow off some steam after a long day of classes. It allows groups to rent the Conference Center during the rainy months and know that, if the weather turns inclement, they will still have a space to hold activities.
For more information on renting the Camp Casey gymnasium, visit www.spu.edu/depts/casey .