Our Crowdfunding campaign has officially started! Please consider contributing to help our educators, who are at the heart of everything we do at camp. Cooper Center educators are helping the children and youth of today to become our community's next generation of environmentally responsible citizens and leaders, as well as fostering a love of our Sonoran Desert that will lead them to be its stewards.
The Cooper Center site is situated on 10 acres of pristine Sonoran desert land, 7 miles west of downtown Tucson. The twelve buildings on the site include an office, kitchen, classroom, two materials storage buildings, six sleeping cabins, and a bathroom. The camp hosts field trips and outdoor classroom programs offering unforgettable nature experiences for students.Our Facilities
For us, Earth Education is the process of helping people of all ages live more harmoniously with the natural world. As an Environmental Learning Center, we follow the tenets of Earth Education, which connects visitors to our camp with our planet through meaningful educational programs and activities in the setting Sonoran Desert.Earth Education
Our mission is to increase ecological understanding and deepen feelings for nature. We do this by providing hands-on, research-based programs in science and earth education, by creating lifelong memories, and by inspiring learners of all ages to live more lightly and sustainably on the Earth.Vision & Mission
Teachers! Sign-up now for Camp Cooper Fall 2023/Spring 2024 field trips! Every year, the Cooper Center provides our outdoor desert education programs to thousands of students and our calendar tends to fill up! We're also offering a limited number of school visits and virtual field trips for those who are unsure about in-person experiences at Camp Cooper. Don’t miss your chance to bring your students to experience our Sonoran Desert classroom!