For more than 50 years Camp Cooper has provided memorable daytime and overnight experiences for over 130,000 children from around the Tucson area.


All in person programs are cancelled until further notice.  Read about what we're working on during the shut down.

Camp Cooper Online

Camp Cooper Online

NEW!Free Summer Video Series for Kindergarten through 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 preschool through 5th grade are invited to sign up.

Sign Up For Camp Cooper Online

K - 8 Programs

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.

Interested In Attending When We Reopen?

Teacher Development Workshops

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

"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 Center for Environmental Learning - Tucson, AZ


Cooper Center News

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

-Parent of Lineweaver student
Preschool Nature Day 2020 at Camp Cooper, Tucson AZ

Cooper Online

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!  Share these with the hashtags #coopercenteraz and #virtualtucson