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Summer Programs

Camp Cooper

Camp Cooper is designed to spark the imagination and engage the intellect while offering an equally important dose of fun and physical activity. The hallmarks of Camp Cooper include hands-on and collaborative educational activities, a wide variety of games and play, and small camp groups led by fun and caring counselors.

Camp Cooper Activities

Cooper Connections: Teacher-led academic units reflecting their interests and passions

Counselor Guided Free-Choice Activity: Students may choose from among many activities led by our college-age counselors reflecting their personal interests and passions.

A.M. Alternative Sessions: Half-day morning alternative sessions offered on a wide varity of topics such as chess, drama, STEM, and sports activities. Students join camp peers at the lunch period and enjoy the reminder of the Camp Cooper day. Full day of fun-Friday activities.

Daily Schedule & Fees (2020)

Price: $235 (Week 1) or $290 (Week 2,3,4,5) plus any A.M. Alternative Sessions and/or Before/After-Camp Care

7:30-8:30 Before-Camp Care ($8 per morning)
8:30-9:00 Arrive at Camp
OPTION 1 ($235 Week 1; $290 Weeks 2-5) OPTION 2 ($290 plus session fee)
 9:00-10:00   Cooper Connections  9:00-12:00   A.M. Alternative Sessions (M-Th)
10:00-11:00 Cooper Connections
11:00-12:00 Counselor Guided Free-Choice Activity
12:00-1:00 Lunch (students bring Mon - Thursday; Friday lunch is provided)
1:00-3:30 Afternoon Activities (Included)
3:30-5:30 After Camp Care ($15 per afternoon)


A.M. Alternative Sessions

List of 14 items.

  • Academic Prep Camp with Shanna Gonzales · Week 3

    Fee $75    ·     Rising 1st-2nd
    Prepare your child for the school year ahead and prevent the “summer slide,” where children can lose up to two months of learning. This Academic Summer Course for Rising 1st and 2nd Grade students will reinforce skills and get a jump start on the next grade-level learning. Students will receive instruction in Reading, Phonics, and Mathematics through a variety of educational opportunities designed to support their individual academic needs. This course will offer the completion of the student math book, review of key math concepts, and preparation for math concepts in the next grade. In reading, students will build fluency (speed, accuracy, and expression) and comprehension (retell, main idea, theme, inference). In phonics, students will reinforce letter sounds, vowel sounds, spelling patterns, and sight words through games and centers. This four day camp will help your child be prepared and confident for the year ahead!
  • Ace Summer Camps: Dragon Ninja Warrior Camp · Week 5

    Fee $60   ·     Rising 3rd-5th Grades
    You’ve seen the world-wide sensation known as American Ninja Warrior, now it is your turn to take part! This summer let you Ninja skills come alive and be part of the Dragon Ninja Warrior Camp! Each day campers will test their Ninja skills through a variety of physical and mental challenges. Campers will learn new ways to push themselves in a safe, engaging and fun environment; campers will start as kids but leave as Ninjas! So, sign up now, spots will go fast; we can’t wait to see you!
  • Ace Summer Sports Camps: Sports Extravaganza · Week 4

    Fee $60    ·    Rising K-2nd Grades
    Come One, Come All, it’s time to play and have a ball! This summer come out and take part in the Sports Extravaganza Camp! Each day kids will play a variety of games, compete again their fellow campers, and have a ton of fun! Campers will be able to burn off that excess energy in a safe and exciting atmosphere, gaining both physical and mental skills that will keep them sharp and ready for the next sporting season and school year.   So, if you want to play games, have fun and better enjoy your summer, then get on out to Sports Extravaganza Camp, we can’t wait to see you
  • Active Learning: Minecraft Camp · Week 4

    Fee $70  ·  Rising 2nd-5th Grades
    Minecraft is hugely popular because it is collaborative, open-ended and moddable. Our program promotes those qualities for a week of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes and a bit about hosting & networking. Next, campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods and custom maps. By day three, the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat, or even creating a chessboard the possibilities are nearly limitless. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for their young minds.
  • Active Learning: Video Game Creation Camp · Week 3

    Fee $70  ·  Rising 2nd-5th Grades
    In this camp children build a game described as a "platform" game like Sonic or Mario. Children have a blast as their characters overcome obstacles and opponents and then conquer the Big Boss. The character progresses on a long path/journey with the background scrolling behind it as adversaries, prizes, and obstacles are encountered along the way. Lessons on the basics will be similar to the Arcade course in the very beginning, but the class diverges and different programming techniques are taught in order to build this Platform game. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for their young minds.
  • American Robotics: Crazy Action Contraptions · Week 4

    Fee $70   ·   Rising 2nd-5th Grades
    Here’s your chance to be creative and a little wacky, too. We’ll be making some very “crazy and bizarre” contraptions that will truly amaze you. Your imagination can go “wild” with ideas on how to create even more complicated mechanical wonders. With motors, gears, pulleys, wheels of various sizes, and tons of other cool LEGO pieces.
  • American Robotics: Freshmen Robotics · Week 5

    Fee $70    ·     Rising 1st-2nd Grades 
     Are you a Lego maniac? Ready to build your way to the top? If so, this is the first camp for you to consider. Now you can collaborate with your teammates to prepare an Infrared Wireless robot for a variety of activity-based challenges. Students will explore the use of motors, gears, pulleys and IR technology while building Lego Robot inventions. Each build will be followed by a thrilling challenge that illustrates the need for “simplicity” and the pitfalls of “complexity”.  
  • Junior Tennis Camp with Coach Del Rio · Week 2

    Fee $55  ·  Rising K-2nd Grades
    This camp teaches the fundamental skills of tennis. Players will learn techniques necessary for stroke production, with a strong emphasis on hand-eye coordination, fitness, and skill development. Fun games and drills are used to introduce the game of tennis. Students may bring their own rackets with their names on them. All participants should wear hats, sunscreen, and non-marking rubber-soled shoes.
  • Junior Tennis Camp with Coach Del Rio · Week 3

    Fee $55  ·  Rising 3rd-5th Grades
    This camp teaches the fundamental skills of tennis. Players will learn techniques necessary for stroke production, with a strong emphasis on hand-eye coordination, fitness, and skill development. Fun games and drills are used to introduce the game of tennis. Students may bring their own rackets with their names on them. All participants should wear hats, sunscreen, and non-marking rubber-soled shoes.
  • The Knight School: Chess Camp · Weeks 2 & 5

    Fee $65  ·  Rising 1st-5th Grades
    The Knight School is the exciting national chess program that has finally perfected the kid-oriented, super-fun chess class! We are very excited to announce that The Knight School will be coming to The John Cooper School for summer camp this year! Our summer programs are the perfect way for kids of all levels (from brand new beginners through highly advanced players) to have a highly developmental experience that will be the highlight of their summer!

    The Knight School invites summer campers to come join the fun as kids learn to love learning, learn that they are unspeakably smart, and learn how to absolutely demolish their parents in chess! Learn more at www.theknightschool.com, or call and chat with our National Director, Dr. Brooks, at 205-746-4952.
  • The Knight School: Chess Camp · Week 3

    Fee $65  ·  Rising Kindergarten
    The Knight School is the exciting national chess program that has finally perfected the kid-oriented, super-fun chess class! We are very excited to announce that The Knight School will be coming to The John Cooper School for summer camp this year! Our summer programs are the perfect way for kids of all levels (from brand new beginners through highly advanced players) to have a highly developmental experience that will be the highlight of their summer!

    The Knight School invites summer campers to come join the fun as kids learn to love learning, learn that they are unspeakably smart, and learn how to absolutely demolish their parents in chess! Learn more at www.theknightschool.com, or call and chat with our National Director, Dr. Brooks, at (205) 746-4952.
  • TGA Premier Sports: Golf Camp · Week 2

    Fee $65  ·  Rising 3rd-5th Grades
    Come tee it up with TGA - we bring the golf course to you! Beginner and intermediate players will have a blast building their golf skills, learning about the rules and etiquette of the game, and exploring how academic concepts like gravity, spin, and force apply to golf through fun games and activities.
  • TGA Premier Sports: Golf Camp · Week 5

    Fee $65  ·  Rising K-2nd Grades
    Come tee it up with TGA - we bring the golf course to you! Beginner and intermediate players will have a blast building their golf skills, learning about the rules and etiquette of the game, and exploring how academic concepts like gravity, spin, and force apply to golf through fun games and activities.
  • Young Performer Studio: Drama Camp · Weeks 2 & 4

    Fee $65  ·  Rising 3rd-5th Grades
    Cooper Drama Camp participants will engage in a wide range of acting and storytelling activities, each designed to teach students improvisational, ensemble, and speech skills. Students will develop performance techniques that will follow them through all walks of life. Most importantly though, Drama Camp students will have a ball!!

CONTACT US

Jay Woodruff

Director of Auxiliary Programs
jwoodruff@johncooper.org

281-367-0900 ext. 2515

Camp Discounts

Early Bird Discount: Enjoy a $25 discount per camp session if registered before March 13.

Multi-week Discount: Register any camper for 3 or more sessions and receive $25 off each session. Enter discount code Multi to receive this discount.

Camp Schedule 2020

Week 1:  May 26 - May 29
Week 2:  June 1 - June 5
Week 3:  June 8 - June 12
Week 4:  June 15 - June 19
Week 5:  June 22 - June 26