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 33rd year, to learn more about our history, please click here.

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



Share your love for adventure, education, and community this year when you donate to Trailside Discovery Camp through Pick.Click.Give!

Apply for your PFD online at and donate to ACE Trailside Discovery Camp.


  2016 Summer Camp

Registration for summer camp is now open!

To add your camper to a wait list please email or call 274-KIDS with the following information:

  1. Camper’s Full Name.
  2. Which weeks you would like to be on the wait list for.
  3. Which specific classes within your requested weeks.

Download the 2016 Campbell Creek Science Center (Anchorage) brochure here>>

Download the 2016 Spring Creek Farm (Palmer) brochure here>>

Click below to register online now! Registering online is the fastest way to secure the programs you’ve selected.



Already registered but need to change something? Log back in to our online portal here.






*Please note, we will not be offering programs at the Eagle River Nature Center in 2016. Contact us at 274-KIDS or with questions.


Campbell Creek Science Center (Anchorage) Program

Campbell Creek Science Center (Anchorage) Program

Spring Creek Farm (Palmer) Programs

Spring Creek Farm (Palmer) Programs











Camp T-Shirts Available NOW!


Order online during registration or email

CAMP shirt 2016


 FotorCreatedSpring Break Up Camp – Coming Spring 2017

March 13-17 at the Anchorage at the Campbell Creek Science Center

Registration is closed for Spring Break Camp. Look for registration dates in early February 2017





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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.

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


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.