Trailside Discovery Camp

Trailside Discovery Camp is an award winning 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.

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Scholarships are Available!

At Trailside discovery Camp we want to make it possible for every camper to experience the joys of camp. Our Scholarship Program makes that happen.

Learn More About Scholarships Here!

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

Do 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.


Want to learn more about our programs? Contact trailside@akcenter.orgor call (907) 274-KIDS (5437).