Trailside Discovery Camp

Summer Camp AnchorageKids Summer Camps, Environmental Education and School Outreach Programs

Trailside Discovery Camp is a summer camp in Anchorage, with programs in Eagle River and the Mat-Su Valley that provides a broad range of outdoor environmental education experiences for students of all ages and from all economic, social, and cultural backgrounds. We also offer Winter Camps and special Outreach Programs for schools. Trailside is now in it’s 32nd year, to learn more about our history, please click here.

Want to learn more about our programs? Contact or call (907) 274-KIDS (5437).


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Every Fall, Winter, and Spring Trailside Discovery offers a range of Outreach Programs to schools throughout the Anchorage School District and beyond. Trailside courses focus on environmental and outdoor education and comply with Alaska State Standards and Common Core Curriculum. The classes offered are: Snow Shoeing, Skiing, Winter Ecology, Orienteering, Owl Study, Firequest, Team Building, Wilderness Survival, AND our brand new Fat Tire Bike Program.  Our classes and Outreach Specialist come to you!




2015 Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!

*We’ve recently added two new Quest Trips for Ages 8-9: Eklutna Mountain Bike from June 29th to July 2nd  and Kenai Kayak from July 6th to July 10th.

TDC 201 CoverDownload the 2015 Campbell Creek Science Center brochure here.

Download the Eagle River Nature Center brochure here.

Download the Spring Creek Farm brochure here.

Call  (907) 274-KIDS or email with questions.

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We’re Hiring for Summer 2015!

photo 3 (2)We are currently hiring the summer 2015 camp program. Click here to learn more and download full job descriptions.

To apply, fill out the application online here and then follow up by sending a cover letter and resume to Thomas Burek at with the position you are applying for in the subject line. All positions open until filled.



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American Camp Association Accredited

Discovery Camp, and all of our programs, are American Camp Association Accredited. To learn more about the ACA Accreditation, click here.


Title VI Compliance

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq. and its implementing regulations provide that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin under any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. Trailside Discovery Camp takes reasonable steps to ensure that such persons have meaningful access to the programs, services, and information we provide. Additionally,


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Trailside Discovery Camp can now receive donations YOU generate when you shop at Fred Meyer. When you shop, you’ll still get every Rewards Point, Fuel Point and Rebate you would normally get AND Trailside gets dollars kicked in, too. Every one of these dollars goes toward helping us provide Alaskan kids with the best early outdoor experiences possible through our award-winning Trailside Discovery Camp.

Sign up here! Type “Trailside” into the organization search box at the prompt, or enter our code: 87767 to link your Rewards account to Trailside Discovery Camp.