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.
Summer Camp is HERE!
Camp runs May 24 - August 11
Registration is still open for 2023 summer programs. With camp locations in Anchorage, Palmer, and Eagle River, and tons of fun programming, there is fun to be discovered outdoors for Alaska's youth!
Dear Trailside Families,
Summer is upon us and we are very excited for an action-packed summer of fun, learning, and adventure.
Site locations & addresses:
Kincaid Bunker: 9401 Raspberry Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502
Ruth Arcand Park: 3766 Abbott Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
- Russian Jack is hosted at Airport Heights Elementary for weeks 2-10 and at the Lidia Selkregg Chalet for Weeks 11-12.
- Airport Heights Elementary, 1510 Alder Drive (entrance on 16th St) Anchorage, AK 99508
- Lidia Selkregg Chalet, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Ln Anchorage, AK 99508
Eagle River: Beach Lake Chalet: 17611 S Birchwood Loop Rd, Chugiak, AK 99567
Palmer: Mat- Su Lakes State Recreation Area, 4376 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645
What to bring:
General Packing List: (Please label all items)
- Nutritious lunch, extra snack, and water bottle
- Walking Shoes (no flip flops)
- Sunscreen, Bug spray, and Hand Sanitizer
- Rain Gear and Warm Layers Please check the weather forecast prior to camp, we will be outdoors rain or shine and campers must be prepared.
- Daypack, please pack lightly as campers will be responsible for carrying their own packs
- Please check the week at a glance for further items needed (you will be emailed this by the Thursday prior to your session starting)
What to expect at camp?
A typical day at camp:
7:30-9am: Drop off & relaxed morning activities
9:00-9:30am: Welcome, daily schedule review and opening activity
9:30-11:45am: Adventure activities
11:45-12:45pm: Lunch time & reflection
12:45-3:45pm: Afternoon Adventure activities
3:45-5:30pm: Pick up & camper choice activities
Our dedicated staff of students and teaching professionals balance teaching and learning with traditional elements of camp. Trailside Discovery Camp packs a summer of outdoor adventure into each week. Check out our session descriptions and find the adventure that is best for your child.
We look forward to meeting all of our campers this summer, new and returning, and can't wait to make new memories with you all.
See you on the trail,
American Camp Association Accredited
Trailside Discovery Camp at Spring Creek Farm and Campbell Creek Science Center, are American Camp Association Accredited. To learn more about the ACA Accreditation, click here.