Biophilia Center Camp Longleaf Groundbreaking Ceremony and Celebration
The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, a local non-profit Environmental Nature Center, invites you to become a part of the Adventure and celebrate the groundbreaking of their new sleep away summer camp called Camp Longleaf. The celebration will take place on Saturday, December 16th from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM with the Groundbreaking Ceremony starting at 11:00 AM.
The day will include food for purchase by Barefoot BBQ, music by the Graytones, hands-on animal encounters, exhibits, camp crafts, guided hikes, raffle prizes and more.
Members get in Free, while general admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 children at the door. Become a member online in advance or that day for special member/VIP benefits including a hayride, snacks, festive beverages, and more.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony will introduce the new project and highlight the nature based summer camp facility that will also be utilized for team building retreats, community programs, and house out of state visitors for other learning opportunities. The campus will include multiple cabins, dining hall, infirmary, canteen, and campfire landing. Camp Longleaf will incorporate hands-on programs similar to what the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center has become known for, but with a fun and new Summer Camp twist!
The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center hopes you will become a part of Camp Longleaf’s legacy by providing a donation and pledging your support so others can create lasting camp memories. Permanent pavers, benches, cabins, etc… are available for dedication.
The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center is a non-profit environmental education center with the mission to educated students and visitors on the importance of biodiversity, to promote sustainability, and to encourage conservation, preservation and restoration of ecosystems. The center is nestled in the Longleaf Pine ecosystem, which is considered the 6th most biodiverse area in the continental U.S. and less than 2% of it remains intact today.
During the school year the Biophilia Center educates, on average, 100 students a day in fourth and seventh grades, Monday through Friday. Students visit the Center FREE of CHARGE for either two or four day programs that are filled with over twenty different environmental science lessons. During the summer months we provide and fun-filled learning experience with public museum days, animal encounters, summer day camps, guided trail hikes, and more!
The Biophilia Center needs our help to continue on their meaningful educational programing while caring, feeding, and housing the many educational animal ambassadors. To support the Biopilia Center: donate, become a monthly or annual patron (member) and come out to fundraising events! Donate today.
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