The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is a state-of-the-art education facility located on 10 acres of conservation land. It was built with ample space for both indoor and outdoor learning. Our main campus features a grand entrance exhibit hall - an interactive space with live animal displays, learning games and life-like dioramas of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem. Our classroom spaces include a lab for messy projects and studies, a reptile room, and several multi-purpose rooms. Campers can assemble for movie night or a bird show in our 160 seat theater, complete with big screen.
The Biophilia Center also has a discovery pond for exploration and study. Small aquatic creatures abound in this shallow, natural environment. Campers can experience a variety of habitats from wetlands and hardwood hammocks to upland sandhills while on our trail system.
Camp Longleaf’s new campus has a 3,500 square ft dining hall with wrap-around porch. Retractable glass garage doors make it the perfect summertime spot to eat lunch with a view. This indoor and air-conditioned space is perfect for meals, camp family gatherings, and rainy day activities.
Camp Longleaf has five cabins holding 8 campers each with a sixth handicap-accessible cabin holding 6 campers. Each of the six cabins will have 2 resident counselors. Each cabin has built-in bunk beds and in-cabin bathrooms to make showering and getting ready a breeze! Our cabins were designed with the Florida heat in mind, so each bunk has dual air conditioning units to keep them cool at night and during afternoon rest times. In true southern fashion, our cabins also have a front gathering porch where campers can relax with their new friends. Campers are assigned a cabin based on gender and age group.
All of our cabins are connected by deck walkways to our central gathering location, the fire circle! We know it’s hot in Florida, but every summer camp needs a campfire. Skits, songs, and s’mores will be some of your camper’s favorite memories. Special traditions and ceremonies will take place here as campers progress throughout the week.