Bookmans Sports Exchange

Has donated 10,000 and counting water bottles to keep plastic out of our desert and kids hydrated while exploring and learning.

Our Facility

The Cooper Center can support two elementary school-sized classrooms (approximately 60 students) for each field experience and is available for group rentals.  There are 6 sleeping cabins, large outdoor meeting spaces, a classroom, kitchen, and bathrooms. 

Environmental Learning

Students experience key ecological concepts through hands-on, exploration-based programs, supported by the University of Arizona College of Education, Tucson Unified School District, and the Institute for Earth Education.


Cooper has an immediate need for an instructional specialist to lead field trip programs at the Center. This is an entry level educator position. Click here to view the position description and instructions for applying. Please share this opportunity with any who are qualified and potentially interested. For more information, contact Cooper Center Director Colin Waite at (520)626-1825 or  

Sign up now for a Cooper Center field trip experience! Click here to visit our registration page - please review the entire page before submitting your request. For more information about our programs, please contact Cooper Center Director Colin Waite at (520) 626-1825 or


Cooper Field Trip Registration



Dear Camp Cooper Supporters, 

Thanks to you, we have raised enough funds to keep the center up and running for the 2017-18 program year. It's hard to believe that this is only our third year of major fundraising - Cooper had always been funded fully by either TUSD or UA College of Education over the previous 50 years. Unfortunately, budget cuts to education have made that impossible, and we've successfully struck out on our own to find funding within our community. 

Click the title for highlights from our 2017 fundraising efforts.

Jackrabbit sat down with Mrs. Green back in 2015 to talk about the value of Camp Cooper programs and experiences to Southern Arizona. Learn more and download the podcast at #mrsgreensworld