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 34th year, to learn more about our history, please click here.

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

Winter Wilderness Camp Dec. 27th-29th, & Jan. 3rd-6th!

Is Currently FULL

Please email to be put on a wait list

(Include your campers name, age, and which days you wish to be on the wait list for.)

Winter Wilderness

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!

* Contact us at 274-KIDS or with questions.

 Camp T-Shirts Available NOW!


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 Order online during registration or email


 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.