HOW TO GET TO CAMP CASEY CONFERENCE CENTER ON WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON
BY CAR To drive to Camp Casey, set your GPS to take you to Fort Casey State Park, WA. The south entrance to Camp Casey is just a few yards north of the park entrance on Engle Road. Or, we can send you printed turn-by-turn directions from your address and a full-color map with the route highlighted. Just send $5 to cover the cost of printing and mailing it to you. Our address is: NorthWest Herb Symposium, 23703 NE 4th Street, Sammamish, WA 98074-3612.
Driving Directions from the North Exit off I-5 at the exit for Anacortes/Whidbey Island (Exit #230) and continue on Washington State Route 20 for 11.4 miles. Keep left on State Route 20/WA-20 towards Fidalgo Island and Oak Harbor. Continue south over Deception Pass Bridge and through Oak Harbor to Coupeville. At the pedestrian overpass and traffic light, turn south (right) on South Main Street. Follow signs to Fort Casey State Park. You will arrive at the south entrance of Camp Casey Conference Center just before reaching the state park.
Directions from the Seattle Area Take Exit #182 off I-5 onto Highway 525 West. Continue to the Mukilteo Ferry. Take the ferry to Whidbey Island and travel North for 22 miles on Highway 525. Turn left at the sign for Fort Casey State Park. Continue to the Keystone Ferry dock and turn right on Engle Road. Do not go into the state park. From there, the south entrance to Camp Casey Conference Center is just 500 yards and on the left at the bus stop shelter.
Driving from Oregon and Southwest Washington We recommend you avoid the traffic in Seattle and Tacoma by driving north on I-5 to Exit #104 (just south of Olympia). Take this exit onto Highway 101 and continue north to Port Townsend, WA. From Port Townsend take the ferry across Puget Sound to Whidbey Island. From the ferry landing go left onto Engle Road north for 500 yards to the south entrance of Camp Casey Conference Center on your left. Do not go into the state park. Look for the bus stop shelter on the left.
If you are attending an Herbal Intensive Class on Thursday afternoon, you will need to take the 11:45 a.m. ferry out of Port Townsend. This will get you there in time for the lunch which is included with your fee for the intensive. We recommend that you phone for a ferry space reservation: 888-808-7977. You can get more details at this website: https://secureapps.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/Reservations/Vehicle/default.aspx If you are lodging in Port Townsend, you can leave your car there and walk onto the ferry going to Whidbey Island. No reservation is needed for walk-ons. Camp Casey Conference Center is an easy walk from the ferry landing.
BY AIR WITH GROUND SHUTTLE
Most airlines fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. There is shuttle transportation from the airport to Whidbey Island nine times daily. You need to reserve your seat in advance to go to the town of Coupeville. Call toll free: 877-679-4003 or visit their website : *http://www.seatacshuttle.com/index.php. Your shuttle fare will include the cost of the ferry to and from Whidbey Island. The shuttle will take you to the town of Coupeville. Call us when you get there at 425-296-1106 and we will send someone to pick you up. It is a short drive to Camp Casey.
Amtrak is offering a 10% discount on fares for this event. There is also a discount for Seniors. Contact us for the discount code #. Reserve and book your train ticket at www.amtrak.com
FROM VANCOUVER, BC, the Amtrak Cascades leaves Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Thursday morning at 6:40am and arrives at Everett, WA at 10:02am. There is also a Thursday evening departure in Vancouver at 5:45pm, arriving in Everett at 9:09pm. *SEE BELOW FOR CONTINUATION TO CAMP CASEY.
FROM LOCATIONS EAST, Amtrak’s Empire Builder runs from Chicago to Everett, Washington with many stops enroute, including Montana and Washington. The train will arrive at the Everett Station at 8:38am on Thursday morning, August 23rd. Schedule is on line at: http://www.amtrak.com/empire-builder-train *SEE BELOW FOR CONTINUATION TO CAMP CASEY.
FROM OREGON, the Amtrak Cascades departs Eugene at 5:30am, with stops at Albany, Salem, Oregon City, Portland, Vancouver WA, Kelso, Centralia, Lacy/Olympia, Tacoma, Tukwila and Seattle. In Seattle you can transfer to The Empire Builder train or an Amtrak bus to continue to the Everett Amtrak Station*.
*To get to Camp Casey from the Everett Amtrak Station take the Sounder Commuter Train, or Bus #18 or a taxi to the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal (6.5 miles). At Mukilteo, walk onto the ferry for Whidbey Island. Get off the ferry at Clinton and get on Bus #1 (Free) and go to the town of Coupeville. In Coupeville, call us at 425-296-1106 and we will send someone to pick you up. Or, transfer to Bus #6 going to the Coupeville Ferry. Ask the driver to drop you off at south entrance to Camp Casey Conference Center. Busses do not run on Sunday. We will need to arrange transportation for you to return to the Everett Amtrak Station on Sunday.