Trailside Discovery Camp

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

Trailside Discovery Camp is a 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 during school winter and spring breaks. 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).


image-2Winter Wilderness Camp – December 21st-24th and 28th-31st

Trailside Discovery is offering a Winter Wilderness Camp from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. throughout winter break (except holidays) at the Campbell Creek Science Center. Programs will emphasize hands-on outdoor activities and educational nature games such as Winter survival, snowshoeing, snow shelters, orienteering, winter birds, group initiatives and much more! Trailside Discovery is an American Camping Association accredited camp and Alaska’s leading non-profit outdoor environmental education opportunity for kids. Please join us for a positive outdoor experience!

Please download the following forms to register and learn more about the camp.

Registration open now – login to Camp Brain to register online or email/fax this form back to us.



Contact us at 274-KIDS or with questions or issues with registering.


It’s Trailside Raffle Time!image1

Want to help send a child to Trailside next summer? When you purchase a raffle ticket all proceeds go directly to the Trailside Scholarship Fund! Get your ticket today for a chance to win:

  • $500 Gift Card for REI
  • $400 Gift Card for Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking
  • $300 Gift Card for Skinny Raven
  • 1 FREE Week of Trailside Discovery Camp
  • A Trail Pack filled with REI donations and Coupons
  • A Winter Survival Package from Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Autographed Aces Helmet and 4 Ticket Vouchers
  • Fresh Basket of Baked Goods From Great Harvest Bread Co.

Tickets are $25/each or 5 for $100, get yours today by calling us at 274-KIDS!

NOTE:  Drawing will be held November 16th, 2015. Your raffle ticket stub(s) will be mailed out to you by Trailside Discovery Camp staff right away!



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American Camp Association Accredited

Trailside 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,


FMCommunityRewards_2013Do you use a Fred Meyer rewards card?

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.