Camp Cooper Wish List

Our updated wish list below accommodates any budget.

Alternatively, those wishing to support Cooper may wish to make a monetary donation or volunteer.

Thank you for your support!


Ready to make a wish lift gift to Cooper?
Here are some answers to common questions.

Q. How do I coordinate giving a gift?

A. Email us (coe-coopercenter@arizona.edu) to let us know what you would like to purchase, and we can discuss options for shipping your item to us, dropping it off in person, or having our staff pickup the item from you.

Q. What if I want to give a gift online in the amount of an item listed below?

A. No problem!  Simply head on over to the secure UA Foundation donation portal and make a gift in any amount. Specify your gift is for "Cooper Center Operations" and email us (coe-coopercenter@arizona.edu) once your gift is made to indicate what item you would like us to purchase on your behalf.

 

$10-$20

 

General Purpose Driver Bit Set

As you might imagine, we can find many reasons to use sharp drill bits around camp.  You certainly don't need to purchase these at Home Depot - any source is fine.  And if you have sharp drill bits in a variety of sizes gathering dust - we can use those too!

 

Available At Home Depot

12’’ Terracotta Saucer for Tortoise

This is a pretty simple gift, but an important one!  We have a Sonoran desert tortoise enclosure at Camp Cooper that requires periodic maintenance, and this is one item we still need.  You may have one of these lying around that would be suitable.

Available At Home Depot

Velcro

Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral invented the predecessor to the Velcro hook and loop  fasterner in 1941 as he went for a walk in the woods and wondered why burdock seeds clung to his coat and dog. He discovered it could be turned into something useful.  Sure enough, we find all kinds of uses for adhesive velcro here at Camp Cooper, some 80 years later.  Source your Velcro anywhere you see fit!

Available At Home Depot

Gila Woodpecker Puppet

Many have asked us if we would take other bird puppets - the truth is, our animal puppets need to be species-specific so that they can be used in our Sonoran desert ecology lessons.  While we aren't picky as to where you source the bird puppet - making sure that it matches the species we mention here is key!  Thank you!

Available on Amazon

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Puppet

As we mentioned before about the bird puppets, our animal puppets need to be species specific so that they can be used in our Sonoran desert ecology lessons.  While we aren't picky as to where you source a Sonoran Desert Tortoise puppet - making sure that it matches the species we mention here is key!  Thank you!

Available at Wild Republic

Diamondback Rattlesnake Puppet

As we mentioned before about the bird and tortoise puppets, our animal puppets need to be species specific so that they can be used in our Sonoran desert ecology lessons.  While we aren't picky as to where you source a Diamondback Rattlesnake puppet - making sure that it matches the species we mention here is key!  Thank you!

Available at Wild Republic

 

$25 - $50

 

Lifetime Folding Tables

We use tables all the time out here at Camp Cooper - for activities and events, for eating lunch under the ramada, for working and teaching.  Strong plastic folding tables have virtually unlimited utility, but they do have a limited lifespan here in the Sonoran desert, so they periodically need to be replaced.  Costco. Lowes, Home Depot - all great places to find Lifetime or similar brand folding tables.

Available at Home Depot

Megaphone

Attention!  When we have groups of 60 or more students at a time, grabbing their attention with a little amplification can be helpful.  Harbor Freight is but one of many places where you can buy a quality megaphone.

Available at Harbor Freight

 

$50 and up

 

Portable Speaker/Microphone

Similar to the megaphone above, this portable speaker and microphone can give us just enough amplification to be heard in bigger groups, or on windy days out at Camp.  This particular model can be found at Home Depot, and may also be purchased on Amazon.

Available at Home Depot

10 x 10 Canopy

Shade canopies, like folding tables, are worth their weight in gold out here at Camp Cooper.  Shade is a precious resource, but you can help us make more!  Shade canopies are used frequently and degrade in the sun faster than we might like, requiring periodic replacement.  Thank you!

Available at Home Depot