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.


Field trip registration for the 2018-19 program year is now open! Any school or educational group can request a trip to Camp Cooper, and each program (Earthkeepers, Overnight, Day) is scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Request your trip today!

Follow this link to our registration info and our trip request form:

Use your FREE $200 or $400 to send students to Cooper! Depending on how you file your AZ state taxes, you can give up to $200 or $400 to directly pay for environmental learning field trips for students from schools in need -- at no cost to you. Click Here to See How in 5 Simple Steps.

Click title for the full letter from our Director:

Dear Cooper Center Supporters,

If you know me personally, you know I am a huge sports fan, and I LOVE a good comeback story, and I just witnessed one of the biggest in Camp Cooper history.

At the beginning of the day this past Sunday, we were still $13,000 from our crowdfunding goal, and I was beginning to make plans for if we didn't make it. I even talked with our staff about the effects on our plans for next year. 

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