Camp Cooper's "Extreme Makeover" Needs Your Support


Camp Cooper facilities haven't changed since the 1970s. Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of a complete transformation of Camp Cooper. In spring 2021, we aim to begin construction on an eco-friendly bathroom and shower facility, along with a solar-shaded outdoor classroom.


Help us make this a reality.


We need to raise $500,000 to fund these improvements; $275,000 has already been secured, and a local philanthropist will match the next $70,000 in donations. This means we are more than halfway there, but we need your help!



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Field Trip Update

Teachers and parents, we want you to know that we have temporarily postponed conducting in-person field trips until it becomes safe to do so.  We miss seeing you at camp! In the interim, you may wish to schedule a Virtual Field Trip with our educators.

Virtual Field Trips

Cooper Center for Environmental Learning - Tucson, AZ

"I am amazed at the effort put into the activities and how great the staff are with the kids"

- Parent of Tolson Elementary student

Cooper Educational Videos

Get to know our educational staff as they take on on virtual walks, hunts for flowers, share some of their favorite books and animals, and lead you in fun activities to do from home or in your neighborhood! 

Preschool Nature Day 2020 at Camp Cooper, Tucson AZ

"Exploring the desert with the kids was life changing. I'm not a Tucson native, so I learned so much!"

-Parent of Lineweaver student
Camp Cooper Online

NEW!Free Educational Video Series for K - 5th Grade

Camp Cooper Online is a free, online portal to environmental learning made fun and new, brought to you by our amazing team of educators. Activities have been tailored to being done at home using original videos, downloadable worksheets for older kids to complete independently or for younger kids to complete with parents. Parents of students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to sign up.

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Deepening Feelings For The Earth

We work to increase ecological understandings and deepen feelings for nature by creating lifelong memories, and by inspiring learners of all ages to live more lightly and sustainably on the Earth.

In person programs are postponed until further notice.

Sign Up For A Virtual Field Trip!
Teacher Development Workshop at Cooper Center

Filling the Gap For Science Teacher Training

Cooper Center partners with Partners for Equitable Science Instruction to help Tucson teachers get closer to nature as they experience Camp Cooper's science teacher development workshops with hands on activities, hikes and classroom instruction.


Read About Recent Workshops