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.


2014-trailside-cover2014 Kids & Youth Summer Camp: Ages 4-18

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Dates: Trailside Summer Camp runs from May 27 to August 15, 2014

Location: Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage, Eagle River Nature Center in Eagle River, and Spring Creek Farm in Palmer

The summer camp catalog is available now! Click here to download. Information for the Eagle River camp can be downloaded here, and information for Spring Creek Farm in Palmer can be downloaded here.

Registration is now open! Click here to register, or callĀ  (907) 274-KIDS or email with questions or for more information.REgister button


Parent Forms

Along with your registration, please download, review, and fill out the necessary forms for each camp location. Limited scholarships are available, download the scholarship application here.

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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.

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.