An alphabetical set of reasons why winter is the best season to plan your island getaway:
Affordable. Take advantage of a special overnight package. Save 20% off a stay of three consecutive nights at both Camp Casey Conference Center and the Fort Casey Inn, now through April 30, 2021.
Beautiful. Winter sunsets are stunning and earlier this time of year. Plus, there are fewer visitors to the island, so you may explore nearly empty beaches and trails. Spot birds or whales only seen during their winter migrations. With no burn ban this time of year, enjoy reflecting around a crackling outdoor campfire.
Casual. Winter means comfy layering. Pack slippers, sweaters, and sweatpants for inside; and a hat, scarf, gloves, and coat for outside. Camp Casey’s maritime climate averages only 20 inches of rain per year, well below Seattle’s 38 inches. Although the camp sits in a rain shadow with less precipitation, winter storms can be unpredictable, just adding to the adventure.
Diverse. There are more lodging options because the Alumni House is now available to everyone. With less competition for room reservations this time of year, you simply have more choices.
Easy. It’s easy to socially distance in Whidbey’s state parks and seaside villages. Meals are a breeze with full kitchens, including coffee makers and microwaves. You can even pre-order catered meals through Camp Casey Conference Center or pick up curbside takeout from nearby restaurants.
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*!
Photo and Story by Sherrye Wyatt