It’s no secret that one of the most popular features of Camp Casey Conference Center is its enormous playfield. After all, there aren’t many places that can accommodate two football fields and four soccer fields at the same time. Add the spectacular views, brand new restrooms and top-notch service by Casey staff, and it’s no wonder these fields fill up fast. Whether shared between groups, or booked exclusively, the playfields at Camp Casey are the perfect place to host a wide variety of athletic or recreational events.
“No one has huge field space anymore,” Robyn Myers, Manager of Conference Services at Camp Casey Conference Center, said. “We’ve really taken steps to be sure the field is level and is a safe playing area. We aerate, sand and fertilize once or twice every year. We have two fields now that we can water.”
Camp Casey has taken steps to drastically improve the grass on the field to satisfy higher-level soccer players who require quality turf. They’ve also recently installed brand new restrooms near the field, for easy access. They can provide soccer goals, both large and small, for rent. Groups can arrive early to line their own fields.
“We’ve had various groups use the field, from football to soccer to lacrosse. The field is also popular with marching bands. ROTC groups have been set up obstacle courses. Karate used the field for some practices in the summer. Some groups do yoga in the field in the morning,” Myers said. “We had a Tai Chi group out there one time. Flag football, ultimate Frisbee, softball games, Izzy Dizzy relays, Kiwanis has even used one of the little hills for a Slip’N Slide.”
The playfields at Camp Casey grow ever more popular every year, especially during the summer months. Guests are encouraged to reserve early in fall or winter if they are looking for a prime summer week. It’s often easier to book weekends and holidays, when summer camps are on hiatus. For more information on how to reserve the field log on to http://spu.edu/depts/casey .