Trailside Discovery Camp

Summer Camp AnchorageTrailside Discovery Camp is a camp program in Alaska that provides a broad range of outdoor environmental education experiences for students ages 4 to 16 from all economic, social, and cultural backgrounds. We provide summer camps at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage and Spring Creek Farm in Palmer. We also offer special winter and spring programs during school breaks. Trailside is now in it’s 35th year, to learn more about our history, please click here.

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

Summer Camp – Registration now open for 2017!


Palmer – Spring Creek Farm Schedule


Anchorage – Campbell Creek Science Center Schedule











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Kids & Youth Summer Camp for ages 4-16 at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage and Spring Creek Farm in Palmer. Summer camp registration opens January 3rd for all programs and availability is limited. Registering online is the fastest way to secure your favorite classes. Programs, prices, and schedules are detailed in the camp brochure. Please call (907) 274-KIDS or email with questions or for more information.

  Spring Break Camp – March 13-17, 2017FotorCreated


Registration opens February 14, 2017

Camp will be held at the Campbell Creek Science Center and will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Programs will emphasize hands-on outdoor activities and educational nature games, such as winter survival, snow-shoeing, shelter building, orienteering, winter bird watching, and much more!

 Winter Wilderness Camp Dec. (Coming winter of 2017)

* Contact us at 274-KIDS or with questions.

To apply for ascholarship application Trailside scholarship please fill out the “Scholarship Application” by selecting the application button below. Limited space is available, applications are due before March 1st. Scholarships can cover a single Trailside class.  Download the scholarship application here.

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Trailside Discovery Camp is now hiring for the following seasonal positions for Summer 2017  (May 22nd – Aug 18th). Click the job titles below to view positions details.

CLICK HERE to submit your application

Contact or 907.274.KIDS for more information.

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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.

Special Thanks to:

9zero7 Fat Bikes, First National Bank of Alaska, CIRI, REI, BLM/Campbell Creek Science Center, CITC, Skinny Raven Sports, Alaska Wildland Adventures, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Rasmuson Foundation


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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.