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.

National Optical Astronomy Observatory

Students from the University of Arizona work with NOAO's Dark Skies Rangers program to teach Cooper Center field trip participants the importance of preventing light pollution. 


Inspire the next generation of environmentally friendly citizens as part of the Camp Cooper education team! We will be hiring two new staff members to work with Black Bear, Night Hawk, and Jackrabbit for the 2017-18 Program Year. You need to have experience in the field of education, whether it's in the classroom or a non-traditional setting, and you need to love working with children and being outdoors. 

Click here to view the full job description or Click Here to Apply!


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