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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 variety 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. Half day of fun-Friday activities.

Daily Schedule & Fees (2021)

Price: $240 (Week 2) or $295 (Week 1,3,4,5) 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 ($240 Week 2; $295 Weeks 1.3,4,5) OPTION 2 ($295 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)


AM Alternatives

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  • Ace Summer Camps: Dragon Ninja Warrior Camp · Week 5

    Fee $75   ·     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 $75    ·    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
  • Junior Tennis Camp with Coach Del Rio · Week 2 (Tues.-Fri.)

    Fee $60  ·  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 $70  ·  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.
  • Robotics Camp with Kenneth Gorman · Week 4

    Fee $90   ·   Rising 3rd-5th Grades
    Students will spend their camp days planning, designing and working in  teams as they build a variety of robots designed to accomplish specific tasks and challenges. Using  Lego NXT, Lego EV3 and Lego Mindstorm IDE students will learn the basic principles of coding as they apply their own creative and individual expression to each project.  Students will leave their camp week with an understanding of robotics principles, copies of all computer programs they wrote, and details on continuing their robotics education and training in the future.
  • Robotics Camp with Kenneth Gorman · Week 5

    Fee $90    ·     Rising 3rd-5th Grades 
    Students will spend their camp days planning, designing and working in  teams as they build a variety of robots designed to accomplish specific tasks and challenges. Using  Lego NXT, Lego EV3 and Lego Mindstorm IDE students will learn the basic principles of coding as they apply their own creative and individual expression to each project.  Students will leave their camp week with an understanding of robotics principles, copies of all computer programs they wrote, and details on continuing their robotics education and training in the future.
  • Soccer Drills, Skills and Thrills Camp with Tricia Woodruff · Weeks 3 & 5

    Week 3   ·   Fee $70    ·     (K-2)
    This camp program is designed to develop a young player’s confidence and grow their love for the beautiful game of soccer. Skills, Drills and Thrills camp will focus on basic fundamental skill introduction and then progress into higher level skill development.   Each player will have plenty of touches on the ball through modified lead-up, small sided and camp wide tournament type games.
     
    The camp will be led by Tricia Woodruff (Kindergarten Assistant). Coach Woodruff played ODP Soccer (Olympic Development Program) in Atlanta, Ga throughout high school. Then she went on to play Varsity Soccer at Auburn University. After graduation she served as a Graduate Assistant for the Tigers. She has also coached both boys and girls at the high school and middle school level.
  • The Knight School: Chess Camp · Weeks 2 (Tues.-Fri.) & 5

    Fee $70/$85  ·  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 $85  ·  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.
  • Young Performer Studio: Drama Camp · Weeks 2 & 4

    Fee $70/$85  ·  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!!

Calendar

Week 1:  May 24 - May 28
Week 2:  June 1 - June 4
Week 3:  June 7 - June 11
Week 4:  June 14 - June 18
Week 5:  June 21 - June 25

Early Bird Discount

Early Bird Discount: Enjoy a $25 discount per camp session if registered before April 1.

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.

CONTACT US

Jay Woodruff

Director of Auxiliary Programs
jwoodruff@johncooper.org

281-367-0900 ext. 2515

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