Family Programs

These Trailside Discovery Camp led programs are fun for all ages; mark your calendars! Dates and locations subject to change, please RSVP to or call 907.274.KIDS.

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July 20: Trailside Discovery’s 35th Birthday Party at the Campbell Creek Science Center

Parents, grandparents, campers of all ages; come one, come all! Join Trailside Discovery for our 35th birthday celebration. From 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Campbell Creek Science Center there will be carnival games, a bounce house, face painting, a creek study and—most importantly—cake and ice cream!

July 29: Family Fat Tire Bike Ride Campbell Tract (Ages 9 & UP) at Abbott Loop Park

Join this Fat Tire Bike FRENZY from 10:00am – 3:00 pm. Trailside Discovery will provide fat tire bikes for ages 9+ to take off and tear up trails in a free ride area set up at Abbott Loop Park. Campers will learn general bike safety, passing etiquette, and how to be wildlife aware on trails. If you own a fat tire bike don’t leave it at home to gather dust—join us and crush the Trails!

August 4: Alaska Native Culture Keepers at the Campbell Creek Science Center

Trailside’s AK Native Culture Keepers classes for ages 4-9 will be holding a potlach on Friday August 4th and parents are invited! Students will lead activities such as beading and dancing. Native Elders will be present to share their knowledge, emphasizing Alaskan art and culture.

August 10: Alaska Wild Salmon Day at Cuddy Family Midtown Park

Celebrate our salmon, wild salmon bake, face painting, fat tire bike riding, corn hole games, and more. The celebration starts at 5:30 and runs until 9:00 PM. Bring the whole family out for some salmon fun!


Parent Half-Day Programs

Parents can enroll their campers in either an “AM”(9am-12pm) or “PM” (1pm- 3pm) class and attend it with them! Register today>>DSC_0365

June 12-16: Creek Seekers (Ages 4-5 only)

  • Watch tiny creatures under microscopes
  • Do the water cycle boogie
  • Create healthy streams

July 24-28: Fossils, Bones, & Stones (Ages 4-5 only)

  • Uncover the prehistoric past
  • Unearth Stones, minerals and granite
  • Unleash the power of a volcano
  • Think like a paleontologist

Register today to hold your spot>>