Cooper Youth Testimonials
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“I learned so much from Coach Crawford during the summer and got a lot from the three-day Holiday Shooting School. It has really made a difference!”
Jalen McCoslin, age 14
“I really was a lousy player last year. . .really! But I learned so much from Coach Crawford during the summer and got a lot from the three-day Holiday Shooting School. It has really made a difference! I wish Coach Crawford could have seen me play tonight. Of course, he would have been coaching me the whole time.”
“Coach Christian built Teddy’s trust in the pool, and Teddy learned how to swim across the pool in just a few weeks.”
Suzette Wendler, grandmother of Teddy, age 4
"My grandson Teddy is now comfortable and confident in the water thanks to just a couple weeks of swim lessons with Coach Christian. A couple of years ago, Teddy attended an infant swim survival training course which led to his intense fear of the water. At Cooper Fitness Center, Teddy found the perfect swim coach in Christian, who bonded quickly with him and made him feel safe in the water. Coach Christian built Teddy’s trust in the pool, and Teddy learned how to swim across the pool in just a few weeks. He is now excited to learn how to dive!"
“I am so grateful to you all for taking such good care of my child!”
Lucy Smith Lucy Smith, mom of daughter Addison, 2015 camper
Thank you for such a wonderful camp this week. I have been extremely impressed at how well the camp is run! I love the organization, safety, communication and friendliness. Addison has had a great week, both in terms of activities and social interactions. I am so grateful to you all for taking such good care of my child!
We have done several different camps the past few summers, and this one has felt the best to me in terms of the "tightness" around the campers. I love how you check them in, and the counselors do a fabulous job of engaging with the kids. We will definitely be back in the future!
“It was a great experience overall for her self confidence...”
Amanda Bradley, mom of Ava, age 8
Ava had the best summer thanks to the Cooper Youth Camps! She was so excited to go every day. She became much more comfortable with soccer, tennis and other team sports. It was a great experience overall for her self confidence as the camp encourages children to step outside their comfort zone. The counselors were amazing! Thank you!
“You truly can't beat Cooper campus location...”
Stephanie Oakes Stephanie Oakes and Chris Maxtone-Graham, Camp Parents
"Thank you Cooper Youth Staff for providing a wonderful, educational and safe environment to teach new sport skills to our sons Lucas and Nicholas. Our boys have attended your summer camps every summer for eight years. We've enjoyed swimming, tennis, basketball, nutrition courses, soccer, sports skills and simple outdoor fun. Meredith and Heather are fantastic with all the campers. They're masters at arranging all our schedules, checking in on campers and providing innovative ways to help kids enjoy sports and fitness. You truly can't beat Cooper campus location with 30 acres of space to enjoy. Keep up the great work! See you next summer!"
“My son still has his medal hanging on his bedroom doorknob...”
Natalie Perry Natalie Perry, Camp Parent
“My son attended two basketball clinics this summer at the Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas. I was overwhelmed one morning when I sat off to the side to review some emails and kept looking over to watch my 5 year old making baskets at the regular height basketball net. Not only was he making baskets, but all of the little cuties were making baskets. Coach did a great job with these kiddos - it’s hard to get their attention and focus at age 5. I was really impressed by the different drills Coach had them do. After learning drills, Coach would put together a timed obstacle course. I have to be honest, when the first child started the obstacle course, I thought to myself, “these kids cannot do this, they are too young, they won’t remember what to do”. Well boy was I wrong!!! They all did great. It was wonderful to see their little brains working going to each station and doing each drill. Coach interacted with the kids in a way that was very positive and motivating. Each child got a basketball to take home to continue practice and the drills they learned in the clinic. They received a certificate so they could feel proud of their accomplishments that week. T-shirts and a medal were also handed out. They were all on cloud 9! My son still has his medal hanging on his bedroom doorknob - he likes to show and tell people what he did to receive it. It was such a positive clinic for these kiddos. We will definitely be signing up for more of these type clinics. Thank you so much!!”
“Cooper's counselors as well as the program features provide a safe and nurturing environment ”
Bryan Clark Bryan Clark, father of Katherine, age 8
The Cooper Youth Camp program has been a wonderful experience for our daughter. She has participated the past two summers and during school holidays, enjoying her time with various games and other activities. Cooper's counselors as well as the program features provide a safe and nurturing environment for our daughter.
“...Thank you for taking such good care of our kids! ”
Jane Belli Jane Belli, mom of Emilia, age 12
Emilia thoroughly enjoyed her experience at Cooper Fit Camp this summer. It is such a perfect combination of fitness, education and fun! I love the fact that activities encourage good health, leadership and community, in addition to being lots of fun! The counselors are wonderful, and as a parent, I look forward to the daily recaps. It’s great to hear about their adventures. Thank you for taking such good care of our kids!
“...we will always incorporate your camps into our curriculum.”
Jeff Brown Jeff and Angie Brown, Camp Parents
Our twins have loved all of the different, fun and exciting times at your camp programs. The children have gone to many different camps and always look forward to anything at Cooper Fitness Center! The staff is so wonderful and our children feel so welcomed; we will always incorporate your camps into our curriculum. Thank you for taking such terrific care of our children and making them feel so special!
“...IGNITE and Cooper Summer Camps are the best in Dallas!”
Tiffany Sunday Tiffany Sunday, mom of Brandon, age 13
IGNITE is a great program for kids who enjoy being active and like sports activities. Brandon was a long-time member of IGNITE and truly enjoyed the program. Shannon is a wonderful coach and works well with the kids. IGNITE and Cooper Summer Camps are the best in Dallas!
“Cooper tennis camp is one of my favorite parts of the summer...”
Kemper Lowry Kemper Lowry, Cooper Camper, age 11
Cooper tennis camp is one of my favorite parts of the summer. The instructors were encouraging and made a point to not only help us become better players, but also to become our friends. The games we played were fun and improved our forehands, backhands and serves. They really helped us focus and develop the skills we needed to work on. While they were fun, my favorite part of camp was at the end of the day. During the last 15–20 minutes of camp we used the skills we had learned that afternoon in either doubles or singles matches. I really enjoyed being able to test my abilities against my friends and not feel any pressure. Overall, I loved tennis camp and know that I have become a better tennis player because of it.