The St Joseph’s Women’s Ministry Group, members of St. Joseph’s, a Jesuit Parish in Seattle, advertised their retreat as “Finding Time for God in My Life … Come to the Water.” Isaiah 55:1 says in part, “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters.” What an aptly named event to hold at Camp Casey in late September. This group of 21 had never been stayed here, but based on the recommendations of their Deacon Steve Wodzanowski, ventured to the island in search of “simplified accommodations” and a setting that would provide for their group size. Sheila Marie says that her group “share(s) their faith through sisterhood by unconditionally loving and helping one another and their community.” Something obvious from the multitude of services that are provided to women through this Seattle parish. Examples such as Jubilee Women’s Center, Habitat for Humanity and Westside Baby. October 1st marked the opening of St. Joseph’s Winter Shelter.
Finding even a brief refuge has always been a draw for groups that work so hard in their communities to help others. In the case of the Women’s Ministry they slept at our BOQ, shared their meals in our mess hall, and from the look of their group photos, seemed to have enjoyed the surroundings. Are you considering a retreat for your organization? Churches and faith-based organizations know that Camp Casey Conference Center is the right place for all ages of their congregation’s members to worship, rest, and enjoy fellowship. Church groups can worship on the beach, hear speakers in comfortable meeting rooms, take nature walks in the nearby Fort Casey State Park, play lively outdoor games on the former parade ground, and much more.
Camp Casey offers several Program Package s to enhance your stay. Whether you choose one of our packages or we work with you to create one that is unique to your group, our staff will strive to make your visit to Camp Casey memorable.