Join us at Camp Casey Conference Center for our second annual Open House event. This is a special time of year when we invite the public to tour our facilities and participate in some of the fun activities we usually provide only to guests. The Open House will take place on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm.
“It gives the public an opportunity to come in and see buildings that they drive by often, but never have an invitation to visit,” Robyn Myers, Manager of Conference Services for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn said. “This is that invitation!”
Visitors can tour the different types of barracks, enjoy cookies in the mess hall or take a guided tour of the Colonel’s House at 1 pm, 2 pm or 3 pm. The beach, playfield and gym will also be open for public enjoyment. Even more exciting is the seasonal opening of the Camp Casey swimming pool, with free swimming for everyone!
“We’ve been around since the 1950’s,” Myers said. “A lot of generations have cycled through here, so it’s neat for parents or grandparents to show their kids the grounds they walked on.”
The rich history of the area always proves to be a big attraction. Fort Casey State Park will be hosting local historians for guided tours of the Fort and the Lighthouse.
“We’ve even had people who have come and visited who were stationed here, which has been pretty cool.” Myers said. “ I had a lady who was probably in her seventies come back, and she had a photo of herself as a toddler sitting on the steps of the Fort Casey Inn.”
Visitors are encouraged to check out the Camp Casey Sea Lab, which will be open to the public for the only time this year.
Parking is plentiful and Camp Casey can accommodate tour buses and large groups. Maps are available at the main office, so bring a picnic, your swimsuit and come ready to explore!
For more information about the facilities and programs available at Camp Casey Conference Center, log on to www.gocampcasey.com.