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 14 from all economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.


Dear Trailside Families, 

It is with great enthusiasm and passion that I share our vision for this year's camps and opportunities.

One of the cornerstones of our camp program is outdoor environmental education. We are committed to instilling in our campers a sense of responsibility for the world around them and nurturing their connection to nature. Through a range of exciting activities, we aim to teach them about the importance of sustainability, conservation, and the interdependence of all living things. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will guide them through these experiences, providing not only valuable lessons but also a sense of wonder and curiosity that will stay with them for a lifetime.

We place immense value on our camp community. Our campers will have the chance to build friendships that will last a lifetime, fostering a sense of belonging and personal growth. We are dedicated to creating a warm, inclusive, and supportive environment where every camper feels valued and appreciated.

See you on the trail, 

Cindy Tapia-Ruiz | Camp Director

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    ACA Accredited Camp

    Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

    9zero7 Fat Bikes, First National Bank Alaska, CIRI, REI, BLM/Campbell Creek Science Center, CITC, Skinny Raven Sports, Alaska Wildland Adventures, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Rasmuson Foundation

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    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.

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