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 14 from all economic, social, and cultural backgrounds. We provide summer camps at a variety of locations in Anchorage, Chugiak/Eagle River, and Palmer. We also offer special year-round programming during In-Service Days and other school breaks.

We are seeking enthusiastic, creative, and hardworking individuals to join our team! We offer programs for kids aged 4-14 and are looking for staff passionate about environmental education and outdoor recreation, from science projects and crafts to kayaking; we have a program for you! Applicants must be at least 16 years old.

Housing is available for out-of-state staff who are 18 years or older. Shared housing space in a large home with other TDC staff, and transportation is available.

2022/2023 Winter Camp Sessions - December 22-29 and January 2-6
2023 Spring In-service Days: January 16 (MLK Day), February 20 (President's Day), February 24, March 10
2023 Spring Break Dates: March 13 -17
Summer 2023:
Managers start End of April
Staff Training: May 15 - May 23
Summer Camp Sessions - May 24 - August 11



To Apply: Please fill out an application here >>  New applicants will need to create an account. Returning Applicants may use your previous year's login information. If you have any questions or issues with the application process please contact us at [email protected]

If staff training dates occur during finals, we will have alternative options for staff training prior to camp starting.