Teacher Orientations

A Camp Cooper experience is unique and special, and we want you, your students, and your parent volunteers to be fully prepared for the experience.  We ask all teachers to attend a mandatory Teacher Orientation if you've never led a Cooper field trip or are doing a new program. You will receive professional development credit for your valuable time. There are two different kinds of orientations depending on which field trip experience you choose.

Single Day & Overnight Trip Orientation

For Single Day and Overnight Trips, Cooper staff will host three Single Day/Overnight Field Trip orientation sessions:


  • Wednesday, August 24th from 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 27th from 8:30-10:30 AM
  • A spring session which has yet to be scheduled; stay tuned!

All sessions will be held at the Cooper Center and via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. Teachers are only required to attend one of these sessions. More details will be provided upon registration.  Please note that completing this orientation is mandatory prior to attendance.

Earthkeepers Orientation

Upon registration, teachers will receive an email from Cooper staff with your invite to the next Earthkeepers orientation. This year’s Earthkeepers Orientation for teachers will be held on

  • Sept 28th from 4:30-6:30 PM at the Cooper Center

and via Zoom for those unable to attend in person. More details about this orientation session will be provided upon registration. Contact us for more information.

Schedule Your Own Orientation

Unable to attend the sessions? You may also contact us to work directly with our staff to make other arrangements.